We all know that Microsoft Windows licenses are very expensive. If you go to Microsoft store, you can see that the price for Windows Home Premium full version is US$199.99 per license. The upgrade version wouldn’t be cheap either, it will cost you US$119.99 per license.
Most of computer users will have at least 2 computers, one PC and one Notebooks. If you have family, big chances you have more than 2 computers. If you buy the retail price of Windows 7 that would cost you more than US$ 200 just for the upgrade license. But there is a cheaper deal from Microsoft if you can wait a bit more. Microsoft will run a special offer beginning 22 October 2009 called “Windows 7 Family Pack”. The Windows 7 Family Pack will allow you to install up to 3 Windows 7 Home premium licenses for US$ 149.99! That is a HUGE saving for you.
Here is the quote from Windows Team Blog:
Today, most homes have more than one PC in them. When you run Windows 7 on more than one PC on a home network, you can do more with features like HomeGroup. HomeGroup allows people to connect to PCs on their network and share files, music and photos with the whole family – easily. The Windows 7 Family Pack is an easy and affordable way to get all your PCs in your household running Windows 7 through licensing to install Windows 7 Home Premium on up to 3 PCs.
The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available starting on October 22nd until supplies last here in the US and other select markets. In the US, the price for the Windows 7 Family Pack will be $149.99 for 3 Windows 7 Home Premium licenses. That’s a savings of more than $200 for three licenses. This is a great value and we’re excited to be able to offer it to customers.