Earlier this year, Microsoft did announce a Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program which was designed to enable both consumers and small businesses who purchased a qualifying Windows Vista PC or Windows Vista retail license on or after June 26, 2009to obtain an upgrade license to the appropriate Windows 7 operating system for FREE.
This blog post is intended to keep you informed on how you can obtain a FREE Windows 7 Upgrade copy, provided you purchased your Windows Vista PC or Windows Vista retail license on or after June 26, 2009. More importantly, you must qualify for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program.
There are two ways by which you can qualify for the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program: The purchase of a retail copy of Windows Vista operating system and/or the purchase of a qualifying PC from a participating computer manufacturer.
The purchase of a retail copy of Windows Vista:
If you purchased just the retail copy of Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, or Ultimate without a new computer, you are eligible to order your copy of Windows 7 Upgrade version directly from Microsoft website, which is available by clicking on this link here. You will be asked to provide your Windows Vista key! Just follow the instructions as presented to you.
The purchase of a qualifying PC from a participating computer manufacturer:
If you purchased a qualifying computer system that came preinstalled with a Microsoft Windows Vista operating system from a PC manufacturer that has chosen to participate in the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program, you may have received the form needed to order your FREE upgrade copy of Windows 7 operating system. The upgrade fulfillment method may vary by PC manufacturer. Simply look for the form with redemption details in the packaging that came with your computer and fill in the form in its entirety, and then follow the steps to ordering your upgrade copy of Windows 7. However, if you purchased a qualifying PC and can not find out how to obtain the upgrade copy of Windows 7, please check on the PC manufacturer’s website to see if your PC is part of the Upgrade Option Program. If so, you should follow the PC manufacturer’s directions for obtaining your Upgrade.
The Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program Offer Form is similar to the example below:
So, lookout for the upgrade form that came with your computer because you will be required to enter the applicable Microsoft offer form code when you are ready to order.
In conclusion, it is important to state that the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program is valid only from June 26, 2009 to January 31, 2010. For more information, please checkout windows7upgradeoption.com Also, you might be interested in finding out whether your PC is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7. You can do so by seeking help from a reliable remote computer support provider!
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