Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009.
Here's an easy way to get it fast and save a bunch: Pre-order a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49** or a Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99.**
That's about half off the estimated retail prices. This offer is available through participating retailers. Pick one below and pre-order today. They'll tell you how to get your copy when Windows 7 is available.
Click on the link below for special offers
Pre-order Windows 7 upgrade from Amazon.com
There is a catch: Upgrades are only available to people who buy a new PC from a participating manufacturer, and it or a retailer could charge a small fee. The upgrade program will run through Jan. 31.
Windows 7 is Microsoft's attempt to mitigate poor response to its previous operating system, Vista, which was released in 2007. Windows 7 is largely based off the Vista engine, but is reported to run more smoothly and clean up a lot of the loose ends users complained about.
"We have literally had millions of customers downloading, using and giving feedback on our beta and (test) product, more than any other version of an operating system that we've done in the history of Microsoft," Brad Brooks, corporate vice president for Windows Consumer Marketing, said in a publicity video.
The Windows 7 pre-order pricing is as follows:
Unit Retail price Pre-order price Cost diff.
Home Premium $119.99 $49.99 -$70
Professional $199.99 $99.99 -$100