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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.

  • 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.*
    "
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  • pirateboy
    no thanks: I will be getting Windows 7 for free, which it should be in the first place. AARRR mateys!
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  • fooldog01
    Just pre-ordered my copy and got cashback through Bing. Kind of ironic.
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  • kewl munky
    Right at midnight I went to amazon's page and pre-ordered home premium. I was really convinced I would probably pirate 7 being that it should have been a free upgrade for anyone who bought Vista anyway but oh well.
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  • randomizer
    No love for Aus?
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  • chripuck
    Kewl MunkyRight at midnight I went to amazon's page and pre-ordered home premium. I was really convinced I would probably pirate 7 being that it should have been a free upgrade for anyone who bought Vista anyway but oh well.Vista wasn't that bad, I used it from day 1 and it worked fine. A little quirky with UAC and file transfer speeds on a network, but other than that it was a perfectly good OS. Certainly wasn't bad enough to steal it.
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  • chripuck
    pirateboyno thanks: I will be getting Windows 7 for free, which it should be in the first place. AARRR mateys!Should be in the first place? Why would they waste the money developing it if they were going to give it away.
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  • pirateboy
    chripuckShould be in the first place? Why would they waste the money developing it if they were going to give it away.ever heard of Ubuntu?
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  • leo2kp
    I wonder how much OEM will cost?
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  • jdw5155
    Aside from OEM, what will be the cost to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional (or Ultimate), and how would that be accomplished? Will the other versions of Windows 7 be on the installation disk to be enabled by the activation key?
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