No Windows 7 Upgrades For Europe

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It’s official: There will be no upgrade path with the Windows 7 E versions! So you can only do a clean install if you want to run Windows 7 in Europe. This will effect only the Windows Vista users,  because everybody who is still running Windows XP already don’t have an upgrade path! 🙂

Upgrade Option Program
Customers who buy a new computer (from Friday June 26th) will get an offer to receive a free upgrade from Windows. You can only get a free copy (retailer could charge a small fee) if you buy your pc from a participating manufacturer. This upgrade program runs from June 26th, 2009 – January 31st, 2010.

Pre-Order
From June 26th customers in the United States, Canada or Japan (Japan until July 5th) can pre-oder Windows 7 for a discounted price, from July 15th Pre-ordering will become available in the United Kingdom, France and Germany (till August 14th).

Prices (Pre-order)

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  Retail Price
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  Pre-Order Price
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  Difference
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  $ 119.99
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  $ 49.99
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  &#8211; $ 70
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  $ 199.99
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  $ 99.99
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  &#8211; $ 100
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Version
Home Premium
Professional

 

Uprade / Full version prices

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  <strong>Version</strong>
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  <strong>Price</strong>
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  Windows 7 Home Premium
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  $ 119.99
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  Windows 7 Professional
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  $ 199.99
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  Windows 7 Ultimate
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  $ 219.99
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  Windows 7 Home Premium
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  $ 199.99
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  Windows 7 Professional
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  $ 299.99
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  Windows 7 Ultimate
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  $319.99
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Full/Upgrade
Upgrade
 
 
Full Version
 
 

The prices are estimate prices and are in US Dollars

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