Windows 7 Packaging

Not seen the official Windows 7 packaging yet? Well wait no more as the following screenshot shows what it will look like when it hits the shelves on October 22nd 2009.

Microsoft has reduced the number of elements in the package down to three: the plastic case, the paper sleeve, and a simple Getting Started Guide. The plastic case opens easily like a standard DVD case and it will have a single easy-to-remove seal at the top – and that’s it!

The plastic case protecting the Windows 7 disk is lighter and is recyclable. The packaging itself has a 37% weight reduction over the Windows Vista plastic case.

The Windows 7 Family Pack

Microsoft has confirmed they are publishing a “family pack” for Windows 7 – consisting of Windows 7 Home Premium for installation on up to 3 PCs.

The Windows 7 Family Pack is an easy and affordable way to get all your PCs in your household running Windows 7.

The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available starting on October 22nd until supplies last here in the US and other select markets.

In the US, the price for the Windows 7 Family Pack will be $149.99 (that’s a savings of more than $200 for three licenses) for 3 Windows 7 Home Premium licenses and in the UK the cost will be £150.

The Windows 7 Family Pack will be available starting on October 22nd until supplies last in the US and other select markets.

Quick Overview:

Windows 7 Home Premium offers the best entertainment experience on your PC

– Upgrade 3 PCs, save more than $200

– Simplify everyday tasks: Find something instantly, compare documents side-by-side, or open your favorite file in just two clicks

– Make new things possible: Watch Internet TV, pause, rewind, and record TV or use Touch to interact with your PC in new ways

– Enjoy a PC that works the way you want it to with better support for today’s technologies, like 64-bit PC hardware and memory

– 90 days of Microsoft Support Services included

– Package contains one disc with a license key that can be entered on as many as three machines

– Includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Get one while they last!

Regards

Marc Liron – Microsoft MVP