XP PreInstalled PC's to include Vista coupons

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XP PreInstalled PC's to include Vista coupons

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XP PreInstalled PC's to include Vista coupons

Microsoft later this month plans to roll out an Express Upgrade program that gives buyers of Windows XP-based PCs a coupon for a free or discounted upgrade to Windows Vista through March 15. As part of the deal, designed to drive PC sales though the holiday season, Microsoft will include coupons in each Windows XP SKU that will entitle users to a free or discounted Vista upgrade when the next-generation operating system ships in the first quarter of 2007, industry sources said.

For instance, customers who buy PCs equipped with Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Pro Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP Pro x64 Edition are entitled to a free upgrade to Vista, sources said. Customers will be responsible for fulfillment costs. Not all of the coupons will be for free upgrades. Customers who buy systems running Windows XP Home Edition can upgrade to Vista Home Basic Edition for a flat $49 fee and to the higher-end Windows Vista Home Premium Edition for a cost of $79.

Source: http://www.crn.com/sections/breakingnew ... =193104349

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sounds interesting, I might not have to wait to get that laptop after all, but I will.

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so what can pro upgrade to? it just says vista

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I'm guessing Vista Premium, as that builds supposed to be the standard (most used) Vista SKU, however I'm not sure.

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Premium's not the standard SKU. More likely Home/Home Premium, since MS is not willing to lose $400 for every new PC sold.

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Has this happened yet? Is it safe to buy a new computer?
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Consider reading this article by Paul Thurrott as it explains everything about the Express upgrade program.

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stenorman2001 wrote:Consider reading this article by Paul Thurrott as it explains everything about the Express upgrade program.
stenorman2001,

This is a huge bump. Ive warned you once by PM. Please do not bump posts over 1 month old. Next time it will result in a ban.

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