This is the Windows 7 Family Pack Box

Last week we learned that the Windows 7 Home Premium family pack will be priced at $149.99. The family pack will include three licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for installation in a single household – a definite deal when considering that a single license will go for $119.99.

The regular Home Premium box will be green, the Professional box will be blue, and the Ultimate box will be black. But what about the Family Pack? Feast your eyes on this:

For those of you with multiple PCs, this seems to be the SKU to get, unless if OEM pricing somehow manages to be below $50 each.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • judeh101
    Wow, that's a pretty box :). Green and good lookin'
  • aspireonelover
    It's a nice box/packaging. I think the pricing is fair.
  • msdss
    Anyone know if there will be a family pack for Ultimate? If so what the price is expected to be?
  • lifelesspoet
    However, it does say upgrade. The oem version might still be a viable option for those of us who built all out our home systems.
  • dman3k
    I want my BMW M3 to be painted in this gradient.
  • IzzyCraft
    Oh i just might buy that just so i can active my windows without calling India a few years from now.
  • p05esto
    Screw Ultimate....just a bunch of bloatware I'd never use.

    The family box pricing is impressive indeed. When software is priced within a range I can afford and feels reasonable I purchase it and do NOT pirate.

    I think if PC games were $10-20 a pop I'd buy all the ones I think look good. When the companies make them so expensive and people realize the'll play 10-20 hours of a game it's just not worth $60 to them so they pirate it. If I had to pay $110 per computer at my home for Win7 I'd say screw it, but $150 for 3 copies is reasonable.

    Take the hint software, music and movie companies. If you just lower your prices MORE people will buy and offset the lower cost per piece with more volume and you'll probably make MORE money. No one wants to pirate, but if you can't afford it then what?
  • scook9
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call it the Family Pack UPGRADE and stop this confusion
  • chrisv815
    the top of the box says "upgrade for Windows Vista" so if you didn't drop the $130 for that piece of crap to begin with it, and stayed with XP looks like you can't use this. Thats too bad. I was considering upgrading. But this is really $150 for 3 service packs. thats all 7 is over Vista.
  • meru
    the color of a box is NOT news. The price is the news and it's old now.