Microsoft To Offer Vista Upgrade Coupon

"Microsoft To Offer Vista Upgrade Coupon"

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System builders praised Microsoft's decision to offer an Express Upgrade coupon that gives buyers of Windows XP-based PCs a free or discounted upgrade to Windows Vista through March 15.

As part of the deal, designed to drive PC sales though the holiday season, Microsoft apparently plans to include coupons with new Windows XP SKUs that give buyers a free pass to the next-generation operating system when it ships in the first quarter of 2007, industry sources have stated. The Windows Vista Technology Upgrade Program runs from Oct. 26, 2006, through March 15, 2007. Distributors are expected to have the new Windows XP SKUs in house for system builders by Oct. 15.

Consumers may also get free coupons, but in some cases, they will have to pay fees to upgrade to more full-featured Vista Home Editions. Customers who buy retail systems running Windows XP Home Edition through the end of the year, for example, can upgrade to Vista Home Basic Edition for a flat US$49 fee and to the higher-end Vista Home Premium Edition for US$79.

According to a spokesman from Microsoft, when approached about the coupons:

"We are talking with all of our partners about plans for an offer. But those discussions are ongoing, and we have nothing more to share at this time"

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08-10-2006, 04:54:13

Mr. Smith
Need a RAPID response! There are a few of these going for £425... I have to claim mine TODAY! Deal or no deal? Dated March 06, no dead pixels, still got the remainder of the 3yr Dell warrantee...

Is the 2405fpw is being replaced soon...?

Cheers guys

08-10-2006, 06:08:02

The 2405 HAS been replaced, by the 2407, but it is stil a nice moniter, get it if you want somthing of that size.

08-10-2006, 06:47:50

It's an awesome monitor. I have one and no doubt it's the best investment I've made :)

08-10-2006, 06:51:53

Mr. Smith
Sweet. So it's worth it... Now all I have to do is convince the seller to hold mine till I can 1) Max my card to get the and 2) Hijack a mates car to get there, today!!! Got a feeling this one might not happen... I better get to it! Thanks for the fast response

08-10-2006, 08:21:17

I had one of these for about a month and I loved it to death. Very sharp image, great even back lighting and a good size!

Side note: I just noticed that the new Firefox has a built in spell checker! w00t. lol And w00t is in the dictionary, gotta love it!

08-10-2006, 15:25:01

Mr. Smith
Couldn't get a lift so might have to cough up 30 p&p if I go for it... Is this monitor worth 455 (was 425 but added p&p) ???

08-10-2006, 17:02:40

Thats easy.....



08-10-2006, 17:03:40

Well pnp should be Max 15 tbh

08-10-2006, 17:23:15

Mr. Smith
LOL - Mullet, I'm sold.

Kemp - I'm making the mission in the car to get it, the seller had buyers in his area and didn't want the hassle of posting, prob explains the inflated p&p... Guess petrol will be cheaper!

I'll also be getting my new hd and x-fi Tues, plan to cut the hole for my rad and fit the w/c this weekend, iron out all the bugs, OC, benchmark the fook out of it, play happily for hours and try to stop spending money on my rig, apart from some new ram. Possibly a tv/freeview card. Oh, some cable management. But then thats it. Then I can just enjoy it!

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