Here is some great news from Microsoft, the Windows 7 Family Pack is making a comeback in just a few months.
The Redmond company will celebrate the first year anniversary of the fastest selling operating system in history by bringing back a special offer which allows customers to buy multiple licenses of Windows 7 at a considerable discount.
Some customers might remember that the software giant allowed them to purchase the three Windows 7 license bundle dubbed the Windows 7 Family Pack ahead of the platform’s general availability deadline, for just $149.99.
It is only natural of Microsoft to bring back this excellent offering built around Windows 7 in order to help customers celebrate the operating system’s first year on the market.
“Starting October 3 in the U.S., Windows 7 Family Pack will be available for purchase at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store,” Microsoft’s Ashley Brown revealed.
In all fairness, Windows 7 GA was on October 22nd, 2009, but this is no reason for the one year anniversary of the OS not to start early.
“Purchasing the Windows 7 Family Pack gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99,” Brown added.
“To take advantage of Family Pack, you’ll need a PC running a genuine copy of either Windows Vista or Windows XP that is capable of running Windows 7.”
At the same time, the return of the Windows 7 Family Pack special deal will not be limited to customers in the United States.
As before, Microsoft will expand the availability of the Family Pack to customers in additional markets worldwide.
“For those of you who don’t live in the U.S., Family Pack may be coming your way too. It goes on sale in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia and many other markets on or after Oct. 22 (Windows 7’s 1 year anniversary!),” Brown added.
I’m hearing that Windows 7 Family Pack availability could begin as soon as October 5th for Canadian customers, just two days after it goes live the US, but this specific detail still remains to be confirmed.
“According to IDC’s Consumerscape 360 data, there are 2.1 PCs per household in the U.S., but, as we all know, networking isn’t easym,: Brown said.
“Windows 7 has built in features – like HomeGroup- that make it easy and quick to get all of your home PCs connected and sharing files, music, photos and printers. So, don’t delay. The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available soon while supplies last.”
Windows 7 RTM Enterprise 90-Day Evaluation is available for download here.