Windows Anytime Upgrade & Family Discount Announced

Nick White, Product Manager at Microsoft working on the Windows Vista launch team and Featured Communities leader has posted up the pricing for the Anytime Upgrade option available from within Windows when you buy a version of Vista lesser than "Ultimate".

On January 30th Windows Anytime Upgrade will allow customers to purchase and download a digital key to upgrade to a more feature-rich edition of Windows Vista. The user will then complete the upgrade process by inserting the Windows Vista DVD that came with their PC or with their retail purchase of Windows Vista. The program will be available in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.

The pricing is as follows:

  • Home Basic --> Home Premium: $79
  • Home Basic --> Ultimate: $199
  • Home Premium --> Ultimate: $159
  • Business --> Ultimate: $139
Microsoft have also launched the Windows Vista Family Discount, as posted here earlier in the week. This offer applies to the US & Canada only, here's how that works:
  • Buy a retail copy of Windows Vista Ultimate (full or upgrade version)
  • Between 30 January – 30 June, order up to two copies of Windows Vista Home Premium online
  • Pay only $49.99 for each copy of Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Valid in North America (US and Canada)
  • On 30 January, go here for details; we've also a special site for our French-speaking customers.
View: Full Announcement @ Windows Vista Team Blog

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