Windows 7 Half Price Offer
Thinking about upgrading to Windows 7? Microsoft is offering users of Windows XP and Vista a chance to get the Windows 7 Upgrade for half price...
Windows 7 at 50% Discount
If you have any version of Windows XP or Vista, and you think you'll be moving up to Windows 7 when it becomes available on October 22nd, then you should consider this limited time offer from Microsoft.
Here's the deal: Pre-order your copy of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49, or the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99. That's about half off the estimated retail prices of $99 and $199, respectively. You'll place your order through one of the participating retailers listed, and they'll provide instructions on how to get your copy of Windows 7 when it's released in October.
Just keep in mind that Vista users can do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7, while "upgrading" from XP to Win7 will require a clean install. That means reformatting the drive, installing Win7, and then transferring or re-installing any data or software from the old system.
Which Windows 7 Should You Buy?
So what's the difference between Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional? Here's the scoop:
|Windows 7 Features||Home Premium||Professional|
|Improved desktop navigation||YES||YES|
|Enhanced Windows Search feature||YES||YES|
|Internet Explorer 8||YES||YES|
|New Media Center - Watch and record TV on your PC||YES||YES|
|Easy networking and printer sharing with HomeGroup||YES||YES|
|Windows XP Mode||NO||YES|
|Domain Join feature||NO||YES|
Bottom line, most home users will not need the Professional version. See my article on Windows 7 XP Mode to find out if you have any older XP programs that might require XP Mode. The Domain Join feature is something that only users in a business setting will need, and you can get free automatic backup solutions elsewhere.
Got comments or questions about Windows 7 upgrades? Post your thoughts below...
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 26 Jun 2009
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