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Window 7 Family Pack To Replace Windows XP

Windows XP Stop Sales

As we all know, Microsoft is going to end the sales of Windows XP on October 22. Yes! Only few days left and still Windows XP is having a strong market compared to any other operating system in the world now.

This time around Microsoft is looking serious about their statement and the XP lovers should have to rush towards the outlet and get their copy. Currently by the end of September we noticed that Windows XP is still holding more than 50% for market share worldwide(according tto statcounter).

Tech Link: StatCounter Global Stats – Operating System Market Share

Windows XP has been available for 9 years and 2 months. The only operating system which had a long journey. The OS was originally planned to be phased out in October of 2007, but saw considerable demand due to the slow adoption of Windows Vista and the emergence of netbooks, which were not powerful enough to run Windows Vista. Eventually, XP ended up with a 98% market share of netbooks in 2008.

Microsoft slowly started moving its loyal users to Windows 7, started developing non-supportable softwares like IE9 and Windows Live. But whatever the change is, Microsoft is going to stick to its words this time and October 22nd will be the D-day for Windows XP.

Ending Windows XP will surely be big blow for Microsoft. But it is trying for a smooth transition and said that it will be bringing back the Windows 7 Family Pack on October 22 which gets users three copies of the Windows 7 Home Premium for $150 – while supplies last.

windows 7 family pack

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 fastβ€”Family Pack is only available while supplies last.

Tech Link: Microsoft Online Store

Even we are confused why Microsoft is playing this game by telling “Buy before stock Ends”! Following are the list of countries where Family Pack will be available,

United States, Canada, UK, France, Germany, China, Russia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Romania, and Ukraine.

Shockingly, Windows 7 Family Pack will not be available in India!

windows 7 not available in India

All this news around making everyone feel that Windows XP is surely going to die on October 22nd. But Microsoft says that it will provide support until April 8, 2014, provided you run the latest service pack and keep the software up to date (as far as those updates are available.) Windows Vista support willΒ end in April 2014 as well.

Do you think by providing Windows 7 Family Pack will make a smooth transition? What about other countries which are not in the list? Express and share your thoughts. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading.

32 thoughts on “Window 7 Family Pack To Replace Windows XP”

  1. Josiah says:

    Mmm.. It will be smooth for us who already have Windows 7, it will be painful for those who can't afford W7 or those who have old machines that they will need to toss to get W7.

    My bet is that most are going to keep using XP until their PC fails or gets so overrun by malware that it can't operate..

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      I do feel the same. But still XP is smooth and still many softwares are built based on XP. And ruling market for more than 9yrs is not so easy.

      What you say about it?

      Thanks for the comment buddy πŸ™‚

  2. Android says:

    Just let's an upgrade to improve your family's computers

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Agree with you buddy πŸ™‚ Which one you prefer? XP or Win7? πŸ™‚

      Thanks for the comment.

      1. Techdaring says:

        I am using XP for my desktop to working and Windows 7 Ultimate for my laptop.

        1. Vinay Gowda says:

          Using both? That's great. You can share more about XP and Windows 7 differences better than me now πŸ™‚ Like to share anything about XP v/s Win7? πŸ™‚

  3. Juno Park says:

    Unfortunately, also NOT available in Korea yet.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Oh πŸ™ Any reason behind it Juno?

      Nice to see you here Juno πŸ™‚

  4. Deepika says:

    I think oct 22 will not be the end. They will extend it. Because many are using that. Let's hope for the best. But the family pack is not available in India that is the sad part:-(

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      I don't think they will delay it more. Previously MS had planned to end XP sales in 2007. Lets see Deepika πŸ™‚

      Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  5. Usi says:

    oh that is really sad to hear that xp is now not more available in the market, but I think many people use pirated xp cd's, isnt it ?

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Yeah there are lot of pirated cd's out in market. But they wont give full advantage as compared to XP.

      thanks for the comment buddy πŸ™‚

  6. sujith says:

    I am using Windows 7 professional but wanted to purchase one Home premium version for my home PC, it was not even available with the local vendor, It is understood that (not sure) nowadays home premium is being supplied with new PCs and Laptops as OEM suite. But it is available in the Microsoft authorized websotres.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Yes Sujith. Win7 Home premium is available in MS webstores for $119. πŸ™‚ You can grab your copy before MS takes out from list.

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  7. Keith says:

    I have the Windows 7 Premium and it works great compared to vista. More organized and cool features. It works smoothly. πŸ™‚

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Windows Vista was one of the flop show by MS. According to me, Windows XP and Windows 7 are the best OS ever seen from MS πŸ™‚ What you say Keith?

      Thanks for sharing your view πŸ™‚

  8. Tanmay says:

    Microsoft always think about making money. that's the the reason they are now in back foot comparing with Google.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      I agree with you buddy πŸ™‚ But this move will affect their strategy for sure! Lets wait and watch what is going to happen πŸ™‚

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts bro πŸ™‚

  9. Mad Geek @beingPC says:

    I don't think people will get used to Windows 7 so easily unless the face any trouble.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      MS cut XP wings anytime bro. They are seriously forcing XP users switch to Win7!

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts buddy πŸ™‚

  10. Mani Viswanathan says:

    Bad news for XP Lovers like me πŸ˜› Though moving ahead is a good thing.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Anyways one day we had to move buddy. The day has arrived πŸ˜€ That's it. Thanks for sharing your views πŸ™‚

  11. Icechen1 says:

    XP won't die. Upgrading to Windows 7 is the least of corporation's concerns. It's too complicated for them to even migrate to IE8 from IE6. Imagine XP to 7…

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      I agree with you buddy! IE6 to IE8 upgradation is still hectic work!

  12. Sushant says:

    What I love xp though I haven't tried windows 7 yet.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Its time for you try out buddy πŸ™‚ WOuld love to get your views about XP to win7 transition πŸ™‚

      1. Sushant says:

        Yeah I feel like switching to win 7. Will try it soon.

        1. Vinay Gowda says:

          Finally you decided to shift from XP to Win7! That's nice Sushant πŸ™‚ Come back and share your experience about Win7 buddy. πŸ™‚

  13. TechChunks says:

    I think this is Microsoft's final attempt to convert its XP users into Win 7 users. Believe it or not, XP is still winning in terms of number of user base.

    1. Vinay Gowda says:

      Yeah buddy πŸ™‚ I agree with you. Do you think Microsoft will succeed with this attempt?

      Thanks for sharing your views!

      1. TechChunks says:

        Only time will tell πŸ˜‰

        1. Vinay Gowda says:

          Smart answer πŸ˜€

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