Windows 7 Release Date Announced

Posted by on Jun 14, 2009 in Microsoft

Windows 7 Release Date Announced

Microsoft will release Windows 7 on October 22, the company has confirmed. The date will put Windows 7 on store shelves a full three months earlier than originally planned. It follows Microsoft’s recent announcement that Windows 7 would ship “in time for the holidays” and matches rumors of a fall release spread around the Web in April.

Windows 7 Upgrade Option
Microsoft is expected to unveil an upgrade program for the Windows 7 release. The program will likely let you get Windows 7 for free or with a discount if you’ve recently bought a Vista-based PC that meets certain conditions. So what are those conditions? That’s not yet clear. Microsoft has confirmed the program will be called “Windows Upgrade Option.” Early speculation suggests it may mirror the Vista Express Upgrade program, which provided free or discounted upgrades for users who’d bought XP-based systems in the months leading up to Vista’s release…. more

Source: PC World

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