Win 7 Upgrade Anytime, Family Pack Pricing

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc updated the official Windows Blog with a new post detailing the Windows Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack pricing. As LeBlanc points out, most consumers purchase new PCs with a preinstalled version that suits their needs, however over time those needs may change, hence Microsoft's Anytime Upgrade plan. Here's the pricing list, indicating the cost of upgrading from one version of Windows 7 to another:

  • Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium: $79.99
  • Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional: $89.99
  • Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate: $139.99

"After Windows 7 is released to market on October 22nd, you will be able to buy a retail package that contains an upgrade key at a store near you for any of the 3 paths I highlighted above," LeBlanc wrote. "If you live in Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK or the US (13 countries) – you will be able to purchase the upgrade from Microsoft online directly within Windows 7."

In addition to the Anytime Upgrade plan, LeBlanc briefly mentioned the Windows 7 Family Pack as well, reminding consumers that this edition can be installed on three PCs when its released on October 22. As for pricing, the Windows 7 Family Pack will cost $149.99 for three licenses. He did not say whether consumers could or could not purchase additional licenses.

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  • scook9
    That price will work for me! But is that family pack a pack of upgrade licenses or full licenses?
  • hellwig
    Family pack for $149? What is Family Pack, three copies of Starter Edition? That seems like a insanely good price for even just one copy of Win7.
  • duckmanx88
    i put windows 7 RC on my laptop that had vista home premium and its like, whats the point of buying whats essentially Vista for those that didn't like Vista at the start and never tried it again.

    I like that the icons are larger and that similar applications of an icon on the task bar don't lessen the space of the task bar and just group together. And its nice that I can open My Computer from the documents folder, but its only tiny differences. go ahead with the thumbs down. its stupid that TH censors it if fanboys dont like what they hear but I was very happy with vista and as far as performance goes, same startup time and only 250MB less RAM used with all the same applications as on Vista.