Microsoft set to launch windows7upgradeoption.com on Friday

Neowin recently reported that on June 26 Microsoft could RTM Windows 7 and possibly announce upgrade and pricing options. We originally reported citing our own source and we have now learned that on June 26th Microsoft will be launching https://windows7upgradeoption.com.

What will be provided on Friday is unknown but we may finally find out pricing options for Windows 7 upgrades or it could possibly show the paths you have to upgrade to Windows 7 but leaving out the pricing options.

Microsoft also plans to release final versions of its Windows 7 keyboard and mice drivers on June 26.

A quick background check on who owns the site reveals that "This site is hosted for Microsoft by arvato digital services.
© 2009 This site is maintained by or for one of the following Microsoft Corporation affiliates: Microsoft Licensing, GP, Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, or Microsoft (China) Co. Limited, and the applicable entity is referred to as "Microsoft" throughout this site" so it would appear that this site is legitimate.

Stay with Neowin as more news will likely leak as we approach June 26. Thanks to Neowin forum member FaiKee for the heads up!

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Here is a download link for a Word document detailing the upgrade paths that are supported by Microsoft, including "N", "KN" and "E" special versions. A web version of the document is here.

So this site goes live Friday and rtm hopefully 26th too-people are gonna be running it instead of their rc installations-for how long? 30 days before some activation warning cripples it?

Interesting that http://windows7upgradeoption.com redirects to https:// etc. - do we think this indicates that the site will be some sort of e-commerce site, maybe selling upgrade licences or something like that? Seems unusual to redirect to a secure connection like that for just a holding page or an information web site.

Reports so far indicate that new computers would come with a coupon/code for downloading upon release, and that people should also be able to get it mailed to them.

They could readily use the https for submitting coupon codes and addresses as people start buying new computers and submitting info for redemption.

Microsoft also plans to release final versions of its Windows 7 keyboard and mice drivers on June 26.

Yeah, "things to do after the RC and before an RTM release" -- way to go, Microsoft!

In more news, Microsoft decide all there domain names are to short and opt for...
...'iwantthenewerwindowswhatsthebestwayofgoingaboutthisforthecheapestprice.com'

Chipshop said,
In more news, Microsoft decide all there domain names are to short and opt for...
...'iwantthenewerwindowswhatsthebestwayofgoingaboutthisforthecheapestprice.com'

Would make sense if it was written in German

Luis Mazza said,


Would make sense if it was written in German :)


LOL... My dad's German and we used to joke about that all the time.

"In English it's a car. In German it would be a metal-case-with-some-other-components-that-propels-itself-and-can-take-you-places."

GreyWolfSC said,
LOL... My dad's German and we used to joke about that all the time.

"In English it's a car. In German it would be a metal-case-with-some-other-components-that-propels-itself-and-can-take-you-places." :)


Just like Fußball literally means football, which in this case is soccer to us Americans. The German word for "our" football is Amerikanisher Fußball LOL.

Chipshop said,
In more news, Microsoft decide all there domain names are to short and opt for...
...'iwantthenewerwindowswhatsthebestwayofgoingaboutthisforthecheapestprice.com'

lol - (that means minus) 1

I sure would love to see a RTM release on the 26th so that punkbuster can get off their butts and fix the API kicking issue. I had to bounce back a few builds just to test more games.