Windows 7: Microsoft confirms Family Pack with three licenses - Update: Prices and Anytime Upgrade
In the Microsoft Team Blog it has been confirmed that there will be a Family Pack of Windows 7 Home Premium which allows installation on three PCs.
According to what Brandon Le Blanc wrote in the official Windows Team Blog the Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack allows the user to install the operating system on up to three PC - but those have to be part of the same household.
A price for the Family Pack has not been revealed yet. But since this package is a reaction by Microsoft to the critique of beta testers who don't want to pay for each license individually if they install the operating system on several PCs, it is most likely that the Family Pack will be slightly cheaper than three single licenses.
Microsoft reserves the right not to offer the Family Pack in every country. So it is still unclear where the package will be sold in the end. A similar program has already been available for Microsoft's Office 2007 in the Home and Student version which can be used on up to three computers, too.
Update: August 3, 2009
Microsoft has revealed information about the retail prices of Windows 7. According to that the windows 7 Family Pack, with three licenses, 150 USD and thus offer a price advantage of about 200 USD compared to the single copies of the operating system. The Anytime Upgrade known from windows Vista will also be available for windows 7. This option allows you upgrade the operating system to a higher version. The prices have been set for the individual upgrades:
• Windows 7 Starter Edition to Home Premium: 79.99 USD
• Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional: 89.99 USD
• Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate: 139.99 USD