Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pre-order Windows 7 for as little as £44.97

Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for retail copies of Windows 7. From today(15th July) until 9th August you’ll be able to pre-order a copy of Windows 7 E for significantly less than it will go on sale in October – under £45 if you order through Amazon.

It’s worth noting that the European release of Windows 7 (Windows 7 E) won’t come with Internet Explorer installed. As a result you’ll need to make sure you have an installation copy of your favourite browser stored somewhere safe – on CD or flash drive for example – so you can browse the web after installing Windows 7. The lack of Internet Explorer in Windows 7 also means you won’t be able to upgrade to Windows 7 over the top of your existing Windows XP or Vista installation – you’ll need to perform a fresh install.

A number of PC retailers are offering this deal on behalf of Microsoft, including Amazon. Click here to pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium E for £44.97, or click here to pre-order Windows 7 Professional E for £89.97.

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