Windows 7 pricing – £49 on pre-order

The pricing of Windows 7, which launches on Oct 22, has been announced and shockingly it’s quite reasonable if pre-ordered.

From July 15 to 9 Aug you will be able to pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium E for £49 or Windows 7 Professional E for £99. The offer is being handled by ‘participating retailers’ and Microsoft will be putting a list of retailers on the Windows 7 website at

See our story here about the way Windows 7 upgrades will work and about the differences between the US and European versions of Windows 7.