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Steep Windows 7 Upgrade Pre-Order Discounts in the U.S. & Canada until July 11

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windows 7 home premium packagingWhile I am rather discouraged that Microsoft is not following Apple’s lead with aggressive Windows 7 pricing (snow leopard will retail for $29 U.S. in September), from June 26, to July 11, 2009, American and Canadian consumers can pre-order Windows 7 upgrades at deep-discounts (50% or more) off the retail price that Windows 7 will be selling for when it launches on October 22, 2009.

Below are tables showing the preorder and retail pricing available to Canadian and American consumers with links to Amazon.com and Amazon.ca where Windows 7 can be pre-ordered at the discounted price until July 11, 2009.

Note: See Paul Thurrott’s ‘Windows 7 Product Editions – A Comparison’ to see a detailed chart comparing the features of each. While I purchased the Vista ‘Ultimate’ edition in 2007, this time I will be purchasing the Home Premium edition for my PCs and laptops. I’ve been loving the Windows 7 beta and release candidate and heartily recommend it.

 

U.S. Windows 7 Upgrade Pricing (with links to Amazon.com)

 

Pre-order
June  26 – July 11

Retail Price
After Oct 22, 2009

Home Premium

$49.99 U.S.

$119.99 U.S.

Professional

$99.99 U.S.

$199.99 U.S.

 

Canadian Windows 7 Upgrade Pricing (with links to Amazon.ca)

 

Pre-order
June  26 – July 11

Retail Price
After Oct 22, 2009

Home Premium (English)

$64.99 Cdn

$129.95 Cdn

Home Premium (French)

$64.99 Cdn

$129.95 Cdn

Professional (English)

$124.99 Cdn

$249.95 Cdn

Professional (French)

$124.99 Cdn

$249.95 Cdn

There is no pre-order discount available for the Ultimate Edition.

Understand that these are ‘upgrade’ versions only. They can be used to upgrade Vista or an XP machines only. There are no pre-order discounts available for the full, non-upgrade, versions.

By way of full disclosure, if you pre-order through the links above, as an Amazon affiliate I get a small percentage referral fee. Alternatively, Microsoft provides a list of other online retailers that you can pre-order from: American’s click here – Canadian click here.

If you know of any better deals, particularly if there is any multi-unit licensing for the home deals, please let me know in the comments section.

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