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Report Says PC Makers Will Offer Free Vista to Win 7 Upgrades Starting July 1

Mary Jo Foley is linking to information on the Tech ARP site that purports to lay out an upgrade policy for users who purchase Windows machines after July 1. According to the report a customer purchasing a Windows machine after July 1, 2009 through a date to be determined later) will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 7 when it is released.

Vista Home Premium customers can upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium, Vista Business to Win 7 Professional, and of course all of those Vista Ultimate customers can jump to Win 7 Ultimate.

Mary Jo’s post includes an update with a statement from Microsoft, but it is typical PR speak that neither confirms or denies anything, so we’ll see where this goes.

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2 Comments

  1. Ben

    01/07/2009 at 12:31 am

    This leads me to believe they’ll make 3 ‘flavors’ of windows. Ugh…why can’t they just make 1 flavor and then give us 2 install paths: (1) automagic and (2) advanced?

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  2. Gavin Miller

    01/07/2009 at 9:03 am

    My thoughts exactly Ben. just give us one version, $99, £99, €99.

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