Windows 7 Starter To Home Upgrade Is Only $19.99 With New Netbook Purchase

Posted: Nov 15 2010, 5:00am CST | by , in Shopping | Black Friday 2017


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Amazon and Best Buy offer $19.99 Windows 7 Upgrade.

Most netbooks ship with Windows 7 Starter. Microsoft came up with the idea of a limited Windows 7 version to protect its Windows 7 pricing and still offer a low cost license to netbook manufacturers. This is not great for consumers as they get a Windows 7 version that does not even allow you to change the background image.

Other limitations of Windows 7 Starter include no Aero desktop themes, no 64-bit support (2GB RAM limit) and no Media Center.

Microsoft makes it very easy to upgrade a Windows 7 Starter system to Home Premium with Windows 7 Anytime Upgrades. The price of a Starter to Home Premium upgrade is usually $79.99, which adds quite a bit to the cost of a netbook. Right now Amazon and Best Buy are offering the Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade Starter to Home Premium for only $19.99 with purchase of a new netbook.

Qualifying netbooks on Amazon include $349.99 Asus Eee PC 1015PED, $329.99 Acer Aspire One AO521-3089, $269.99 Acer Aspire One AOD255-2795 and many more.

Shop the qualifying netbooks for the $19.99 Home Premium upgrade on Amazon.
Note, Amazon did not update the text yet on the offer at the time of posting. Here Amazon states the upgrade is $19.99 with the purchase of a new PC.

Shop the qualifying netbooks for the $19.99 Home Premium upgrade on Best Buy.

See also our Black Friday Netbook Deals Guide for netbook sales during Black November.

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