Windows 7 Family Pack Returns

Quick Bits tile for WindowsThe Windows 7 Family Pack has returned. It’s a 3 license bundle of Windows 7 Home Premium for $150. The license does specify that all 3 licenses must be used in the same household although there doesn’t seem to be anything built in to enforce what a household is.

Amazon is currently discounting it to 139.99 which is one of the few places I’ve found it discounted. It’s $149.99 at Newegg. Both currently offer free shipping. Amazon limits the orders to one per household while Newegg limits it to 3.

If you need 3 copies of Windows 7 then the Winds 7 Premium Family Pack is an economical way to get them. Windows 7 Premium is also typically the best choice for a home PC, with the higher level versions providing little benefit.

Microsoft is saying the family pack is available for a limited time, “while supplies last”. For a product built with bits this is a bit strange. Sure, it’s not available for download so CDs do have to be manufactured, just seems strange to say while quantities last instead of just promoting a special offer with a firm end date. Guess they want to keep there options open.

While not a global offer, it is available in more countries now than it was in the past:

United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, and Ukraine.