Windows 7 Family Pack Deal Making a Comeback

Family pack licenses for operating systems are an excellent way for families (and friends) to all get upgraded to the latest software without needing to spend lots of money. In the end, it helps the software maker increase its user base, and the end user gets to run the same OS across multiple machines.

For that reason, we were left wondering why Microsoft decided to discontinue the Windows 7 Family Pack so soon after the release of the OS last year. But thankfully the company is turning around and will be offering the family license again starting October 3 in the U.S.

For international markets, it goes on sale in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and many other markets on or after October 22 – the one year mark of Windows 7.

The $149.99 Windows 7 Family Pack includes three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium, which normally sells for $119.99 each.

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  • thejerk
    It's $149.99 to save people the trouble of having to perform additional research.
  • Travis Beane
    puscifer919People still pay for Windows?

    Some trhings are worth paying for.
    Something that will get a couple thousand hours use(one comp between 4 people here) for $150? Worth every cent and then some.
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  • thejerk
    It's $149.99 to save people the trouble of having to perform additional research.
  • NotYetRated
    haha thank you TheJerk. Would have been nice for them to have put the price in the story. But I suppose we shouldn't ask for the world. Thats is not a bad deal at all. In fact, it's a very good deal.
  • rantoc
    Its all about the green! Maby they thought they had such a good product that everyone would purchase it even single licence price (wich frankly were quite true at the time compared to vista and the aging XP (sorry if i forget to "mention" the 5-10ish% so called competition in the pc market).

    Likely the sales have slowed down enought to start to make marketing campaigns to try to get people who refuses a single licence price to purchase it! Its better to sell at reduced price than not at all!

    Remember - Its all about the green!