Upgrade to Windows 7, courtesy MS

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 Microsoft.

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, “Consumers are at the heart of all our
thinking and innovation, and today's announcement is a strong reiteration of
this. 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.”

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