Microsoft to Europe: No Windows 7 upgrades for you!
If you live in Europe and youre contemplating an upgrade to Windows 7 later this year, Ive got good news and bad news for you.
The good news is youll get a better price than your counterparts in other markets. Youll be able to buy a fully licensed retail copy of Windows 7E (Microsofts customized version, with Internet Explorer 8 stripped out to mollify the European Commission antitrust regulators) for the price you would normally pay for an upgrade edition.
The bad news is that Microsoft plans to completely disable upgrade capabilities in Windows 7E.
Yes, you heard that right, and Ive confirmed the details with a Microsoft spokesperson. The upgrade option will be disabled in all copies of Windows 7E.
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