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Windows 7 Family Pack Returns For Windows 7 1-Year Anniversary

The Windows 7 Family Pack was a limited offer by Microsoft that offered three Windows 7 Home Premium licenses for the price of one basically. It had a few limitations, but was considered to offer the best bang for the buck for all customers except students, who were able to get a deal of their own.

To celebrate the 1-year anniversary of the Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft has decided to reanimate the Windows 7 Family Pack. Starting on October 3, the family pack will be once again available at participating retailers and the Microsoft Store.

The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available for $149.99 in the US, and contain three Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade licenses.

Considering that one upgrade license for that operating system retails for about $110, it is a good deal, if at least two of the licenses can be put to use in a household.

And while it is a legal requirement to have a Vista or XP license on every computer in the household to upgrade it, it is not a technical one. What this means is that you can install the operating system on a new PC that does not have a operating system installed.

International users will also be able to grab a Windows 7 Family Pack starting October 22. It will be available in Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, and according to Microsoft in "many other markets" as well.

In the best case, the Windows 7 Family Pack saves about $150 if the household has at least three computer systems where the operating system can be installed on. For two computers, it is still about $50 cheaper than buying the OS separately.

Still, only Windows 7 Home Premium is offered as a family pack. That should be fine for most customers, considering that the Professional and Ultimate editions cater to a business and professional audience. (interested users may look at this page for information on Windows 7 Home Basic, and how it compares to the other editions).





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