We know that Windows 7 is coming out on October 22 and now we know for how much. The general consensus is that Windows 7 is a worthwhile upgrade over either of the previous two generations’ operating systems.
So what is someone to do if he or she needs to buy a new PC before October 22 but wants to have Windows 7 without paying for another license? Buy it anyway.
As was previously figured and even saw revealed by Best Buy in a memo, customers who purchase a new PC starting today loaded with Windows Vista will in most cases receive a free upgrade to Windows 7.
“In fact, we know many people need that new PC sooner – for back to school specifically,” wrote Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft’s Windows communications manager, on the Windows Team Blog. “Anyone who buys a PC from a participating OEM or retailer with Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate on it will all receive an upgrade to the corresponding version of Windows 7 at little or no cost to customers. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program will be available until January 31st, 2010 – and is global!”
The only version of Windows Vista that doesn’t qualify for the upgrade is Home Basic, but edition isn’t a factor in the western market.
For more information on taking advantage of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program, click here.