Windows 7 Family Pack Makes a Comeback

Posted by sumeethevans on October 5 2010, 3:08 AM. Posted in Windows 7.

Starting today, customers in the United States can purchase the Windows 7 Family Pack at participating retailers and online at the Microsoft Store. This is your chance to get up to three PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium for the low price of $149.99 ERP. But act fast—Family Pack is only available while supplies last.

For those of you living outside of the U.S., Family Pack will be available for purchase on or after Oct. 22. A list of participating countries can be found at the bottom of this post.

According to IDC’s Consumerscape 360 data, the average U.S. household has two PCs and, for most of these households, setting up a home network is not the easiest task. To meet the needs of these families, Windows 7 was designed with home networking in mind. Windows 7 Home Premium comes with HomeGroup, a new feature that makes sharing photos, music and files between all the PCs in your home network a snap. It’s especially handy if all of your PCs share a printer.

Upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows XP also lets you take advantage to one of all the benefits of the new Windows Live Essentials 2011. Windows Live Essentials is a free suite of software designed to complete your Windows 7 experience by giving you tools to help connect and share with the people you care about most and includes Windows Live Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, Messenger, Mail, Family Safety and Writer.

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