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    News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Want Windows 7 on more than one home PC? The Family Pack license could allow up to three simultaneous installs of a single copy.
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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    100quid for 3x Win7... hmm... I think i might just bite for that.

    2x pcs and a laptop here that will need it and being as they have barred UK ppl from buying direct from the MS Store for the 50USD deal that might just ease the pain. I still do not understand why they force you to be in the usa to do that deal. FFS its a DIGITAL download with Licences emailed to u.

    /me stomps off to be grumpy old Bstard on the porch.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Can you buy them there and ship them to the UK for personal use thou?

    If so i'm going to pick some up
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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    £100 I'd jump on that instantly, I've a feeling it'll be more though

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

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    As for pricing, it's safe to assume that the Family Pack would be priced higher than the £79.99 standard Windows 7 Home Premium E. £99.99 sounds a reasonable figure for a three-system license, we reckon.
    Unless you're Microsoft and would otherwise have made £160, rather than £20, on those 2 additional copies...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by mercyground View Post
    100quid for 3x Win7... hmm... I think i might just bite for that.

    2x pcs and a laptop here that will need it and being as they have barred UK ppl from buying direct from the MS Store for the 50USD deal that might just ease the pain. I still do not understand why they force you to be in the usa to do that deal. FFS its a DIGITAL download with Licences emailed to u.

    /me stomps off to be grumpy old Bstard on the porch.

    Our own pre-order starts in 2 weeks over here

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Can you buy them there and ship them to the UK for personal use thou?

    If so i'm going to pick some up
    Well, I tried, and Amazon.com refused to ship to UK. I guess MS have placed the same embargo on all retailers, although some might still ship it. However, if you have a friend, relative, colleague ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthran View Post
    Our own pre-order starts in 2 weeks over here
    Yes, but thats at £50 and not $50. Although I do have to admit, £50 is probably a reasonable price, and a good deal on a 3-pack would be even better.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    And checking the link provided in the original MS conditions "go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?Linkid=141399" I couldn't see anything yet about "Qualified Family Pack User".

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Aren't the $50 versions the upgrade ones though ?
    The EU ruling means that we get full versions sans IE instead of the upgrades with IE.
    Personally, I'm happy spending the extra £10 to get the full version (think of it as spending the money not to get IE).

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by amdavies View Post
    Aren't the $50 versions the upgrade ones though ?
    The EU ruling means that we get full versions sans IE instead of the upgrades with IE.
    Personally, I'm happy spending the extra £10 to get the full version (think of it as spending the money not to get IE).


    That's just brilliant, worth the extra because it doesn't have IE...

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    £99.99? It's MS. It'd be £149.99 I think.

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by tickedon View Post
    £99.99? It's MS. It'd be £149.99 I think.
    Sad but true, first rule of microsoft pricing is "why sell 3 at twice the price when you can sell 3 at 3 times the price?"

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    MS already do Office like this (Office Home is 3-user) so I can see this making sense for them.

    Might still be cheaper to use other means of purchase though (e.g. ultimatesteal, work-from-home, etc)

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    It's definitely a step in the right direction for M$, but how many people are going to bite? The vast majority of home users aren't the kind of people who are going to install a new o/s on their computers & then re-install all their apps.
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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by UnixNerd View Post
    Sad but true, first rule of microsoft pricing is "why sell 3 at twice the price when you can sell 3 at 3 times the price?"
    3 x £79.99 = £149.99?

    Epic Maths Fail (the second time I've used that phrase on these forums in a week!).

    Actually, I'd buy a three computer Windows 7 Home Premium pack for £149.99: £50 per computer? Sounds reasonable to me in the same way that pre-ordering for £49.99 sounds reasonable.

    Now, how about a 3 pack of Pro for £199.99...?

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    Re: News - Microsoft to offer Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0iD View Post
    It's definitely a step in the right direction for M$, but how many people are going to bite? The vast majority of home users aren't the kind of people who are going to install a new o/s on their computers & then re-install all their apps.
    Tell that to my uncle who barely knows how to turn on his PC, who bought Windows Xp Pro to upgrade from Xp Home all because his mates told him it was worth doing. I didn't think it worth the aggravation to tell him there is no difference for a user like him.

    I'm just waiting for the queue of phone calls from friends and family asking me for help installing Win7 on their perfectly working Vista PC's just because they've been told its 100x better.
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