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DEAL: Preorder Win 7 for Less Than Half Price

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 47 comments

It's the price that you've been waiting for, but don't wait too long.

With Windows 7 official pricing now out in the open, Microsoft is offering a special deal for those looking to pre-order Home Premium or Professional starting tomorrow.

The special offer from Microsoft prices the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade at $49.99 – a huge savings from the usual price of $119.99. Those looking for the Professional version can get for half price at $99.99 as part of the deal.

The deal will be offered through the Microsoft store online or at select retail partners such as Best Buy or Amazon. Stay tuned to this page for a list of all participating retailers.

Microsoft did say that supplies would be limited, but declined to offer details on just how limited. Given that it’ll be offered both online and in brick and mortar stores, we’re guessing that it’ll be something you’ll want to act on quickly, but not something you’ll need to camp out for.

This program begins tomorrow in the U.S., Canada and Japan. European pre-orders will start on July 15, but Microsoft has yet to announce the full details in those markets.

Click here to read about the full retail pricing for Windows 7.

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    mtyermom , June 25, 2009 4:52 PM
    Ok, deal on upgrade pre-orders, great. What about full version pre-orders??? Any deals on those?
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    Greg_77 , June 25, 2009 4:41 PM
    But these prices are for the upgrade CD. I am assuming you can't use these these upgrade disc for a clean install?
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    tayb , June 25, 2009 4:42 PM
    Eh. I'll get Ultimate from UT for $7. Anyone close to a big state university... go hit up a college student and get a nice cheap copy.
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    frozenlead , June 25, 2009 4:49 PM
    Can you imagine people camping out for the newest version of Windows? All those people outside who haven't seen the sun in years...
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    mtyermom , June 25, 2009 4:52 PM
    Ok, deal on upgrade pre-orders, great. What about full version pre-orders??? Any deals on those?
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    B-Unit , June 25, 2009 4:58 PM
    You can clean-install with an upgrade disk, it will just require that you insert your full-version of Vista (or XP if were lucky?) to validate that your eligible for the upgrade SKU.
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    B-Unit , June 25, 2009 4:58 PM
    Also, any break on Ultimate?
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    vertigo_2000 , June 25, 2009 5:02 PM
    Might be a dumb question... I have Vista Home Premium... can I upgrade to Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate?
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    hillarymakesmecry , June 25, 2009 5:02 PM
    I be buying one. Might as well move on from XP for $50. It's only $50... and it'll get me the new stuff.

    I installed 7 with dual boot on 2 machines and have reverted back to XP though.
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    antilycus , June 25, 2009 5:05 PM
    um, I have a feeling that nobody will buy their copy unless it comes with a new PC, so the price will stay at 49.99 and 99.99 (100 bucks for PRO, come on!)
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    godsentdeath , June 25, 2009 5:19 PM
    My question is, will the upgrade cd key be a valid full version cd key. If i was to purchase the upgrade, and use a friends disk to format and install 7, would this work using my upgrade cd key. The point would be to skip the vista install upon format.
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    joshthor , June 25, 2009 5:23 PM
    microsoft provides cs students at my school with free OS's. i would buy, but i dont need too.
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    war2k9 , June 25, 2009 5:25 PM
    I need a few copy of win 7. Price is right and it is a lot better than vista, which i pay way more for it.
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    tomasf , June 25, 2009 5:28 PM
    and what abot latin america? the complain about software piracy but they don´t offer us good sotware deals, so how can you espect us to be legit? get real
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    mtyermom , June 25, 2009 5:29 PM
    godsentdeathMy question is, will the upgrade cd key be a valid full version cd key. If i was to purchase the upgrade, and use a friends disk to format and install 7, would this work using my upgrade cd key. The point would be to skip the vista install upon format.


    You will not have to install vista to 'upgrade' to win 7, you'll just need the vista disk and/or product key
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    trkraus , June 25, 2009 5:32 PM
    can i use the windows 7 upgrade to go from OEM vista home premium?
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    mdillenbeck , June 25, 2009 5:37 PM
    I've upgraded my systems enough that I have quite a few computers - so at this point I think it would be cheaper for me to get a MSDN Operating System subscription rather than stay on the upgrade treadmill. That, or go open source for all but one or two systems.
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    Eggrenade , June 25, 2009 5:45 PM
    trkrauscan i use the windows 7 upgrade to go from OEM vista home premium?

    More importantly, is it possible to do a clean install? (I have the disk still.)
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    Anonymous , June 25, 2009 5:49 PM
    meh ill just get a free copy from my tech school
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