Windows 7 pre-order – available now on Microsoft Store!

Windows 7 is now available on Microsoft Store for pre-order!  

As mentioned earlier today, we have both Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade and Windows 7 Professional Upgrade heavily discounted at $49 and $99 respectively.  This discounted pre-order is available in limited quantities and for a limited time. 

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  • When placing you’re pre-order on Microsoft Store, you’ll have 3 options for getting the product on October 22, 2009:
    1. Download – the quickest and easiest way.  We even store your product key so you don’t have to keep those pesky software boxes in your closet or silly stickers taped to your monitors.
    2. Download + Backup Disc – for those that want convenience of downloading, but also a physical disc to use later.
    3. Ship the package product – we’ll ship you the fully packaged product on or about October 22, 2009.   Arrival time will vary depending on actual shipping time.
  • All editions of Windows 7 available on Microsoft Store include both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.  If you choose to buy Windows 7 for download, you will get access to both downloads.
  • Discounted pre-orders are available starting June 26, 2009 and will continue while supplies last, or until July 11, 2009 whichever comes first.
  • http://www.msn.com/ Tablet PC User

    Is there a separate 64 bit upgrade DVD? Or did you guys combine 32 bit & 64 bit in the upgrade DVD? I have a Vista Home Premium x64 system that I want to keep as Win7 Home Premium x64.

  • http://www.msn.com Tablet PC User

    Is there a separate 64 bit upgrade DVD? Or did you guys combine 32 bit & 64 bit in the upgrade DVD? I have a Vista Home Premium x64 system that I want to keep as Win7 Home Premium x64.

  • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

    32-bit and 64-bit versions are included in every version we sell. So if you buy Windows 7 Home Premium, you will get both versions. This applies to both the packaged product as well as the download version.

  • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

    32-bit and 64-bit versions are included in every version we sell. So if you buy Windows 7 Home Premium, you will get both versions. This applies to both the packaged product as well as the download version.

  • Rob

    So that means even a version I buy on amazon.com will have 32/64 bit media in the box, correct? Or is this only if I buy from Microsoft Store?

  • Rob

    So that means even a version I buy on amazon.com will have 32/64 bit media in the box, correct? Or is this only if I buy from Microsoft Store?

  • Eric

    Trevin,

    You stated, “All editions of Windows 7 available ON Microsoft Store” will include 32 & 64-bit editions. This is also hold true for pre-order versions from other retailers who are also offering this exact same Pre-order deal (amazon, bestbuy, officemax, etc…)???

    I know you don’t work for Amazon, but am like 99% sure they are selling the exact same disc media as is being sold through MS’s store… and besides, since you work for MS, you should know this regardless.

    Amazon specifically states that Win7 PROFESSIONAL ships with both 32 & 64. BUT THEY DO NOT make the same assertion regarding Win7 Home Premium…. this is the version I’m interested in.

    Also, I have to comment that Microsoft has performed an absolutely atrocious job at communicating these types of BASIC FACTS for the Win7 pre-order. I as a customer shouldn’t have to go trolling random message boards like Neowin or WinSupersite trying in vain to dig up this type of basic information. I hope you pass this on to the Sales/Marketing team at Microsoft.

    The preorder ends tomorrow, so I really hope you respond quickly. Thanks again for the info. Keep up the great blog!

    -eric

  • Eric

    Trevin,

    You stated, “All editions of Windows 7 available ON Microsoft Store” will include 32 & 64-bit editions. This is also hold true for pre-order versions from other retailers who are also offering this exact same Pre-order deal (amazon, bestbuy, officemax, etc…)???

    I know you don’t work for Amazon, but am like 99% sure they are selling the exact same disc media as is being sold through MS’s store… and besides, since you work for MS, you should know this regardless.

    Amazon specifically states that Win7 PROFESSIONAL ships with both 32 & 64. BUT THEY DO NOT make the same assertion regarding Win7 Home Premium…. this is the version I’m interested in.

    Also, I have to comment that Microsoft has performed an absolutely atrocious job at communicating these types of BASIC FACTS for the Win7 pre-order. I as a customer shouldn’t have to go trolling random message boards like Neowin or WinSupersite trying in vain to dig up this type of basic information. I hope you pass this on to the Sales/Marketing team at Microsoft.

    The preorder ends tomorrow, so I really hope you respond quickly. Thanks again for the info. Keep up the great blog!

    -eric

  • Eric

    You can probably figure this out, but i left out a key word in my above qustion:

    **DOES** this is also hold true for pre-order versions from other retailers who are also offering this exact same Pre-order deal (amazon, bestbuy, officemax, etc…)???

    thx

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Eric: 32-bit and 64-bit are included as a part of Windows 7 Home Premium as well, and all editions from other retailers in this pre-order.

  • Eric

    You can probably figure this out, but i left out a key word in my above qustion:

    **DOES** this is also hold true for pre-order versions from other retailers who are also offering this exact same Pre-order deal (amazon, bestbuy, officemax, etc…)???

    thx

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Eric: 32-bit and 64-bit are included as a part of Windows 7 Home Premium as well, and all editions from other retailers in this pre-order.

  • Eric

    Thank you so much Trevin!!! Ordering right now!

    Also, congrats to MS on Win7. I think it’s going to be a real hit with the public. Personally, I think Vista is fine…. the only major issue is that it really does require a significant H/W boost over XP to get the OS to perform even basic tasks with acceptable performance. Even on a 2.66Ghz Core2Duo with 2GB of RAM, basic file I/O operations like doing a file move of 2 GB of data, and then canceling the operation, would often result in the OS seeming to hang for 2-3 minutes doing God knows what… And the constant indexing and who knows what other things Vista seems to be constantly performing in the background that rob performance & compute cycles from foreground apps.

    Any ways, enough complaining. Thanks for the Info! 2 more licenses of Win7 Home Premium on order! :)

    -eric

  • Eric

    Thank you so much Trevin!!! Ordering right now!

    Also, congrats to MS on Win7. I think it’s going to be a real hit with the public. Personally, I think Vista is fine…. the only major issue is that it really does require a significant H/W boost over XP to get the OS to perform even basic tasks with acceptable performance. Even on a 2.66Ghz Core2Duo with 2GB of RAM, basic file I/O operations like doing a file move of 2 GB of data, and then canceling the operation, would often result in the OS seeming to hang for 2-3 minutes doing God knows what… And the constant indexing and who knows what other things Vista seems to be constantly performing in the background that rob performance & compute cycles from foreground apps.

    Any ways, enough complaining. Thanks for the Info! 2 more licenses of Win7 Home Premium on order! :)

    -eric

  • EU citizen

    “32-bit and 64-bit are included as a part of Windows 7 Home Premium as well, and all editions from other retailers in this pre-order”

    Hello,

    in the EU, I can preorder Seven Home Premium E. It costs 49,99 Euro. Do I also get 32-bit and 64-bit simultaneously by ordering one pre-order-kit?

    Thank you!

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      EU citizen: Yes, it includes both architecture types.

  • EU citizen

    “32-bit and 64-bit are included as a part of Windows 7 Home Premium as well, and all editions from other retailers in this pre-order”

    Hello,

    in the EU, I can preorder Seven Home Premium E. It costs 49,99 Euro. Do I also get 32-bit and 64-bit simultaneously by ordering one pre-order-kit?

    Thank you!

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      EU citizen: Yes, it includes both architecture types.

  • EU citizen

    That’s what I wanna hear ;-)
    Thanks a lot!

  • EU citizen

    That’s what I wanna hear ;-)
    Thanks a lot!

  • Nathan

    hi Trevin

    I am planning on doing the windows 7 upgrade by buying a new laptop before I go to uni in september therefore being elegible to upgrade the laptop running vista to windows 7 free of charge…

    i have seen a very good spec laptop in comet, but it has a 32bit operating system but with a 64bit processor…

    would i be elegible to upgrade from this 32bit vista OS to a 64bit windows 7 OS? i heard it would not be the case and would only be like for like?

    cheers, would be grateful of a definate answer!

    Nath

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Nathan: You can upgrade from 32-bit Vista OS to 64-bit Windows 7, however, you will be forced to do a “clean install” which means none of your apps and data will be available in the new installation of Windows 7. Your old windows folder should be available in “Windows.old” folder, but for all intents and purposes, you will have to start over from scratch.

  • Nathan

    hi Trevin

    I am planning on doing the windows 7 upgrade by buying a new laptop before I go to uni in september therefore being elegible to upgrade the laptop running vista to windows 7 free of charge…

    i have seen a very good spec laptop in comet, but it has a 32bit operating system but with a 64bit processor…

    would i be elegible to upgrade from this 32bit vista OS to a 64bit windows 7 OS? i heard it would not be the case and would only be like for like?

    cheers, would be grateful of a definate answer!

    Nath

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Nathan: You can upgrade from 32-bit Vista OS to 64-bit Windows 7, however, you will be forced to do a “clean install” which means none of your apps and data will be available in the new installation of Windows 7. Your old windows folder should be available in “Windows.old” folder, but for all intents and purposes, you will have to start over from scratch.

  • Bryan

    Trevin,

    My current system is only 32 bit compatible, but in the future I would like to upgrade it to be 64 bit compatible. If I load Windows 7 home premium as 32 bit when I recieve my upgrade disc, can I later re-install my Windows 7 Home Premium as 64 bit when my computer hardware is upgraded?

    In other words, am I stuck with 32 bit upgrade once I load it, or can I later re-install Windows 7 with 64 bit version using my upgrade disc (after reverting to my Vista build of course)?

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Bryan: You aren’t stuck with 32-bit per-se, you can always re-install 64-bit later on but you’d need to do a “custom installation” which is essentially a clean install which won’t migrate your installed apps or data. In a custom installation, your “windows” folder is moved to “windows.old” for you to access.

  • Bryan

    Trevin,

    My current system is only 32 bit compatible, but in the future I would like to upgrade it to be 64 bit compatible. If I load Windows 7 home premium as 32 bit when I recieve my upgrade disc, can I later re-install my Windows 7 Home Premium as 64 bit when my computer hardware is upgraded?

    In other words, am I stuck with 32 bit upgrade once I load it, or can I later re-install Windows 7 with 64 bit version using my upgrade disc (after reverting to my Vista build of course)?

    • http://trevinchow.com/blog/ Trevin

      Bryan: You aren’t stuck with 32-bit per-se, you can always re-install 64-bit later on but you’d need to do a “custom installation” which is essentially a clean install which won’t migrate your installed apps or data. In a custom installation, your “windows” folder is moved to “windows.old” for you to access.