From tomorrow, users can purchase a Windows 7 Family Pack that includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade in 32-bit or 64-bit for $249.
Jeff Putt, Windows Consumer Lead for Microsoft Australia, said that the company will be piloting the Family Pack as part of its Christmas offers.
“We listened to the feedback from our customers and we are very pleased to announce that we are piloting Family Pack in Australia as part of our Christmas offers. Windows 7 makes it easier for people to do the things they want on their PC, so we’re excited to make it even easier for our customers to upgrade their PC’s at home to Windows 7 by providing this fantastic offer,” says Putt.
Windows 7 Home Premium allows a user to create a HomeGroup to share all of your favourite photos, videos and music with other PCs running Windows 7. Through HomeGroup, PCs running Windows 7 can automatically identify and connect with each other.
Microsoft also added that, once a HomeGroup is established, sharing devices and media throughout your home is possible. In addition, Windows 7 Home Premium features advanced window navigation and personalisation with several new improvements to Microsoft Aero desktop. Finally, customers will benefit from Remote Media Streaming and improved options for different media formats.
The Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack will be only be available at the following participating Australian retailers: Betta Electrical, Bing Lee, David Jones, Dick Smith, Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Myer, Officeworks, Retravision, The Good Guys, and WOW Sight and Sound.
The company has also announced a ‘limited offer’ for customers who may have already purchased three upgrade licenses to Windows 7 Home Premium prior to 30 November, 2009. Eligible customers will qualify for three complimentary Wireless Comfort Desktops, each featuring a wireless keyboard and mouse set. To see if they qualify, customers should contact Microsoft Customer Service on 13 20 58.