Earlier on we got to see some rather attractive (real or not) retail box shots for Windows 7, but more interesting than what the boxes look like are the mock ups for “upgrade” packages. Could Microsoft package upgrades from one Windows 7 tier to the next for retail sale?
Something like that could make sense for netbook users who find that the three-app limit of Starter Edition is too limiting. In fact, there is a specific upgrade box that’s meant specifically for users moving from Starter Edition to Home Premium – the SKU that Microsoft anticipates to be the most popular amongst all Windows 7 installs.
If the box shots hold any truth to them, Windows 7 Basic users will also be able to purchase an upgrade to Home Premium. There’s also a box to move from Home Premium to Professional, and another to go from Home Premium to Ultimate.
Such “Upgrade Passes,” as the box term them, would likely contain just an upgrade serial key rather than the physical media of the full versions. We also don’t imagine there to be many people looking to upgrade their Home Premium installations, but having a convenient package to pickup alongside a netbook to go from Starter Edition to Home Premium seems to make a lot of sense. Pictures come courtesy of CentrumXP.pl.
Probably 50-150 USD
95 to 98 - 98 to XP - XP to Vista - Now Vista to win7 XD Though alot of the new versions of most sofware i use are simply that its just funny i cant wait to read all the ill stick with xp vista instead of using 7 D:
Maybe so but when the old shade of lipstick is sh*t green and the new is racecar red, I think its worth it.
Get over yourself and your hate for vista/7.
How many people even buy boxed software anymore? Why is it always in such a large box when it's just a DVD and a manual? Because computers hate the earth! Haven't you seen Terminator?
PS - This article title is misleading, I thought they were planning to sell upgrades to the OS itself.