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    Windows 7 Pricing revealed

    In select markets, Microsoft is offering its customers the ability to preorder Windows 7 upgrade versions at a significantly reduced price. This is easily the most aggressive pricing Microsoft has ever offered for Windows. The low preorder price will vary per country:

    * US: Windows 7 Home Premium ($49.99) and Windows 7 Professional ($99.99)
    * Canada: Windows 7 Home Premium ($64.99) and Windows 7 Professional ($124.99)
    * Japan: Windows 7 Home Premium (¥7,407) and Windows 7 Professional (¥14,073)
    * UK: Windows 7 Home Premium (£49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (£99.99)
    * France and Germany: Windows 7 Home Premium (€49.99) and Windows 7 Professional (€109.99)

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    That's cheaper than I thought it would be, although as usual Microsoft has just swapped the $ for £ in the case of the UK. Should be £35.28 and £70.58 respectively at todays exchange rate!!!

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    Buy from the states and have it shipped across?

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    Note that you can't upgrade however, thanks to the s*dding EU Microsoft to Europe: No Windows 7 upgrades for you! | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com , though thankfully the prices are actually not far from that of the upgrade.

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    BBC have an article on it...
    In Europe, the full version will be priced as if it were an upgrade version.
    In the UK, the Home Premium edition of Windows 7 will be £79.99. Ordinarily, an upgrade version would only be available to those with an existing Windows licence. However, as all European versions are full versions this distinction will not apply.

    WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE PRICES
    Home Premium - £79.99
    Professional - £189.99
    Ultimate - £199.99


    By contrast buying this edition in a shop will cost £149.99.
    The upgrade option was not available, Microsoft said, because it was trying to comply with European competition regulations.
    BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows 7 pricing gets unveiled

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    The whole £ to $ conversion on software and hardware makes my blood boil, it was especially bad when £1 got you $2 and you still hardley noticed when buying software.

    Back on thread those prices are closer to what they should be.

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    Ho Hum... Being gouged by the 'Merkins again. Where's the news in that? "Oh we're only trying to comply with your competition rules!"

    Anyone heard if they've actually paid any of the fines already levied?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diello View Post
    Note that you can't upgrade however, thanks to the s*dding EU [url=http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=1096]Microsoft to Europe: No Windows 7 upgrades for you! | Ed
    So that ruling affects all 3 windows vista users then ?

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    Ok the way I interpret this is as follows..

    Non-Europeans = 2 products -> Upgrade & Full Product both with different price tags
    Europeans = 1 Product -> Full Product with a price tag similar to the Upgrade version - £79.99

    AFAIK the Full version also allows you to upgrade or a clean install (as in a blank HDD with no Windows OS on it!)

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    Looks like the upgrade programs are coming online now aswell. Buy a new PC from today and get Windows 7 when it's released.

    https://win7.dell.com/

    Windows® 7 Upgrade Option Program from HP

    Good for those of us without a SA about to purchase new machines over the summer.

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    @ GATT - yes i'm seeing it that way as well it 'looks' like a bonus for us as we'll get the full version for the price of an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diello View Post
    Note that you can't upgrade however, thanks to the s*dding EU Microsoft to Europe: No Windows 7 upgrades for you! | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com , though thankfully the prices are actually not far from that of the upgrade.
    I'm sure Microsoft are gutted by this As opposed to any normal business who would seek any excuse not to offer a discount...

    Anyway the UK price appears to overcharge by £7.31 on home premium and £6.20 on professional compared with France and Germany.
    Wonder what UKIP have to say about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    The whole £ to $ conversion on software and hardware makes my blood boil, it was especially bad when £1 got you $2 and you still hardley noticed when buying software.
    Especially when it's actually made somewhere which isn't twice as far away from the UK as the US.

    We even get charged more than the rest of the EU, which is ment to be illegal.
    Going by the recent elections most of the population appear happy to live in "Rip Off Britain" however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    The whole £ to $ conversion on software and hardware makes my blood boil, it was especially bad when £1 got you $2 and you still hardley noticed when buying software.
    Software, hardware, legal downloads, DVDs... .

    Why the heck do we have to pay more for everything?



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