One of the great things about Windows and Windows 7 in particular is the ability to have choice through a variety of SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) or Editions. You can find an edition of Windows 7 that meets your needs, whether you are a student, small business, stay at home mom or a power user who needs a lot of functionality at work and home. With the release of Windows Vista back in 2007, Microsoft introduced Windows Anytime Upgrade which made it easy for users to upgrade select editions of Vista to a higher edition for added functionality. With Windows 7, Microsoft made the process even more simplified with a wider choice of SKU’s and upgrade paths, from Windows 7 Starter to Professional.
Microsoft today announced an even more affordable deal through its retail partners:
Many of our retailer partners are taking advantage of Windows Anytime Upgrade with a brand new offer that will start next week. Beginning April 4th at participating retailers, people who buy a new PC will have an opportunity to add Windows Anytime Upgrade to their purchase at a special low price. In the U.S.:
- Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium ERP $49.99 (versus everyday price of $79.99)
- Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional ERP $79.99 (versus everyday price of $89.99)
This offer will be available at participating retailers and for a limited time only, (in the U.S. this offer will end July 3rd). Details vary by retailer and geography – so check with your local retailers to see which PCs they are offering. Participating retailers also choose which Windows Anytime Upgrade path to offer. Some may offer Windows Anytime Upgrade for going from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Home Premium, while others may offer Windows Anytime Upgrade for going from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional, or they may offer both.
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Last October I wrote article detailing the easy steps for Anytime Upgrade, you can learn more here