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Windows 7’s Family Pack is back says Microsoft

When Windows 7 was launched, Microsoft offered such a bundle for it, but billed it as a limited-time offer. In just two months or less, supplies had already run out. But word has it that the Windows 7 Family pack will be back on sale on Oct. 3 for a suggested price of $149.99. As what we’ve seen before, the licenses are upgrade copies, this means that your computer already needs to be properly licensed for Windows XP or Windows Vista. Not bad for a family pack.

But don’t keep your hopes too high on this one because once again, Microsoft is choosing to sell only a limited number of family packs.

The company is also thinking of selling the family pack again in many other places, including Germany, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Australia, though places outside the U.S. will have to wait for a bit longer; the latest will be on Oct. 22.

“Don’t delay,” Microsoft said in a blog post. “The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available soon while supplies last.”

I don’t know about you, but I really think this is a great marketing strategy for Microsoft. People will be looking for it anyway, so to ensure that it really stays out of the shelves to rot, a limited supply will definitely do the trick.

Your thoughts

What do you think? Is this a good marketing strategy of Microsoft? What are your thoughts on the matter? Have you used Windows 7? What do you like to add?

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