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Get Your Discounted Windows 7 Upgrade Now

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Upgrades, upgrades! Get your upgrades here!

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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    Anonymous , 26 June 2009 20:24
    Hi. Can I upgrade from XP pro, or does it only apply to Vista?
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    Anonymous , 26 June 2009 20:31
    Wonder how much it will cost the EU!
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    waxdart , 27 June 2009 00:18
    If it cheap I think I may get it just to have it. I got stuck in the hype :(  - must be beer time so I can get over myself.

    XP media centre upgrade please.
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    Hammeh , 27 June 2009 01:28
    Check out -
    UK Prices are there.
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    gregor , 28 June 2009 03:15
    So the *discounted* price for the Prof version in the UK is £189 ($311)??
    Thats not even the straight dollar to pound ripoff we usually see.
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    waxdart , 29 June 2009 17:26
    The hype around win7 is very positive; but does it really offer any thing that XP doesn’t do?
    I installed Ubuntu a while back and only used it for email and porn viewing :)  much the same as XP.

    A new Os doesn't change your life much... It just seems to be hype.