ComputerWorld is reporting that availability of Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack will be ending at online merchant site Amazon.com December 31st 2010. This could be hinting at a possible end also at Microsoft’s own online store. If you have not upgraded to Windows 7, this is a good opportunity to pick up a license, especially for homes running older versions of Windows such as XP and Vista.
The Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack was originally introduced in October 2009 for a short period. Because of its popularity and based on feedback, Microsoft decided to bring it back in October 2010 without a specific end date for availability, only indicating while supplies last. The family pack is an upgrade license which requires that the PC is running a installed and activated Windows Vista or XP license. You don’t need to install all the licenses at once.