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November 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm

How Not To Pay Retail Price For Windows 7

windows-7-aurora-green-wallpaperHello everyone,

As I’m sure you know, Windows 7 was released a little less than three weeks ago and the reviews have been excellent. The overwhelming majority conclude that Windows 7 is a fantastic OS, the best that Microsoft has ever produced. Everyone is buying Windows 7.

The retail price for Windows 7 ranges from $120 for a Home Premium upgrade to $320 for a fully licensed copy of Windows 7 Ultimate.

But what would you say if I told you that in some (perfectly legal) cases you can buy Windows 7 for 55% less, 58% less, and up to 85% less than retail? What would you say if I told you that in other cases you can get Windows 7 absolutely free?!!

Well you’re going to have to say something soon because today Ed Bott tells you how to get Windows 7 much cheaper!

First a few words about Ed Bott (I have never met him nor communicated with him). Of all the Microsoft “gurus” out there, Ed is amongst an elite few at the “top of the heap”. Ed Bott is “an award-winning technology writer with more than two decades’ experience writing for mainstream media outlets and online publications, and has written more than 25 books about Microsoft Windows and Office”.

All that is fine and good, but what I like most about Ed is his passion for consumer advocacy. Ed “does not own stock or have any other financial interest in Microsoft”. Ed “does not accept gifts from companies he covers”. Ed is genuinely interested in helping you and me and if he has to “call Microsoft on the carpet” he does not hesitate. In other words, Ed’s got our back!! I have been influenced greatly by the writings and teachings of Ed Bott!

OK. The article can be found here: ( Enjoy saving money!

Ed tells you have to save “oodles of money” by looking into these different categories:

1) Upgrades
2) Special deals for students
3) Subscription to TechNet Plus or Microsoft Developer Network

Professor Randy says: Don’t ever pay retail price for Windows 7, and by all means follow the tech writings and advice of Ed Bott!!



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