Get Your Discounted Windows 7 Upgrade Now

Microsoft said that it would be offering discounted Windows 7 upgrades on June 26, and it hasn’t wasted any time. When the clock struck midnight, the Windows 7 preorder page was updated with a list of participating retailers.

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.

Those in Canada and Japan will also be able to take part in the deal today. Canadians can pay $64.99 for the Home Premium Upgrade and $124.99 for the Professional Upgrade. Those in Japan can get the Home Premium Upgrade for 7,777 Yen, while the Professional Upgrade will run 14,777 Yen.

Europeans will get their chance to preorder at a discounted price on July 15, but they’ll have perform clean installs thanks to the deal with IE8 and the EU.

Supplies are limited, but stocks will supposedly be around the same number of Windows Vista licenses that were sold at retail in its first year of availability. That means that Microsoft is aiming to break the previous generation’s sales record before Windows 7 is even released.

So, are you in? Also, check out the full pricing details and let us know if you think that the prices for Windows 7 are fair.

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  • hillarymakesmecry
    Be first. Save half.
    Please come back tomorrow (6/26) to pre-order Windows 7. You'll get it for at least half off and be one of the first to get it. Hurry, quantities are limited.*
  • pirateboy
    no thanks: I will be getting Windows 7 for free, which it should be in the first place. AARRR mateys!
  • fooldog01
    Just pre-ordered my copy and got cashback through Bing. Kind of ironic.