Upgrade to Windows 7, courtesy Microsoft

DQW Bureau
30 Jun 2009

Microsoft India announced the Windows Upgrade Option Program for its next
operating system-Windows 7. Available from June 26 2009, the Windows Upgrade
Option Program makes it possible for consumers who buy a PC with Windows Vista
Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, from a partici­pating OEM or channel
partner, to receive an upgrade to Windows 7, at no additional cost from

The Windows Upgrade Option Program is available to Indian consumers and
businesses with less than 25 PCs, through participating OEMs-Acer, Dell, HCL,
HP, Lenovo, Sony, Toshiba and Wipro-as well as channel partners for assembled
PCs. Upgrade to Windows 7 is globally available from June 26, 2009, through
January 31, 2010. Consumers can redeem the program until the end of Feb 2010.
More information on the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program is available at

Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Popli, Director-Windows Client, Consumer and
Online Business, Microsoft India said, “With the Windows 7 Upgrade Option
Program, we aim to offer our consumer's the best of both worlds-with their
Windows Vista based computers today and Windows 7 powered systems post its
launch. We are very excited about the upcoming launch of Windows 7 with its fun
new features such as Home­Group, Device Stage, Aero Shake, Snap, Peek, Jump
Lists and our completely redesigned Windows Taskbar, that will make PCs faster,
smarter and easier to use.”

Commenting on the Windows Upgrade Option Program, George Paul, Executive
VP-Marketing, HCL Infosystems said, “Keeping our commitment to offer the very
best in technology to our custo­mers, we are pleased to be a part of this
program Windows 7 upgrade option will offer a holistic experience to users by
adding new features and various benefits that will make computing easier and

Windows 7 will be available worldwide through all OEMs starting October 22 in
six SKUs.

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