Thursday, July 9, 2009

Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade (Wau) and Family Pack price leak

Windows Anytime Upgrade (Wau), which first introduced for Windows Vista is Microsoft's sales program to allow customers with cheaper, lower-end and minus features of the editions of Windows 7 to upgrade to more premium edition Windows 7. Microsoft also offer Family Pack pricing for Windows Vista Ultimate customers to purchase additional licenses of Windows Vista Home Premium prices cheaper. The family package is likely to be offered to customers of Windows 7 too.

Ed Bott of ZDNet has revealed prices for the family package of Windows 7 and Windows Anytime Upgrade option, thanks to various merchants who have filtered prices, by accident or by mistake.

The world learned of the possibility of the family pack provides customers with Windows 7 when the EULA (End User License Agreement) for retail copies of Home Premium Windows 7 (including Windows 7 E, N, K, KN Home Premium ) contains a "Family Pack" clause:

If you are a "family package qualified user, you may install one copy of the software marked as" Family Pack "on three computers in your household for use by people who reside there. The computers are "licensed computer and is subject to license terms. If you do not know if you are a qualified user Family Pack, see / fwlink /? Link = 141399 or contact the Microsoft subsidiary serving your country.

Thanks to a product code (part number) GFC-00236 Family Pack for Windows 7, Windows 7 Pack Family / Home Premium Upgrade (GFC-00236) appears with a price of $ 136.95 on ExperCom. Another e-commerce site of the University IT Computer Sales lists the Windows 7 Family Pack - Upgrade Home Premium product at $ 144.95, while CompSource has W7 Family Pack - Home Premium Upgrade product priced at $ 147. All products are made available or out of balance, however.

If this is indeed the true 7 Windows Home Premium upgrade version of the price of family package, which only a little over a full upgrade license price will be a bit cheaper than the end of the price for Windows Home Premium Upgrade 7. Still, it is unclear whether Microsoft will have the same conditions applied for the Windows Vista Family Pack for Windows 7, the customer must purchase a license for Windows 7 Ultimate Edition to qualify for the Family Pack. If so, which will greatly reduce the attractiveness of the family pack.

Seeking Windows 7 Family Pack price unexpected disclosure also provides information on the prices of Windows Anytime Upgrade (Wau) to Windows 7. To date, Microsoft has revealed little about Windows Anytime Upgrade 7, unless it is offered directly by Microsoft, and through retailers, but no OEM.