Windows Vista Ultimate users feeling cheated!

Windows Vista Ultimate users are not too happy with the way Microsoft has chosen to ignore them.


While Microsoft is offering U.S. customers upgrades of Windows 7 Home Premium for $49.99, and Windows 7 Professional for $99.99,  there appears to be no such special offer for the Windows Vista Ultimate users who would naturally like to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate.


Again, “…as a way of saying thank you to our loyal Windows customers, we (Microsoft) are excited to introduce a special time limited offer! We will offer people in select markets the opportunity to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount…“.

Why only select markets? Why not all !?

Hopefully, Microsoft will address these two concerns which appear to be legit.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Bogdan Zyryanov

    For me the problem is that I do not wish to update to Ultimate (from Ultimate); I would like to update to Home Premium as it is the best option for me in terms of price/quality. Like many other users of Vista Ultimate, I feel cheated because the Extras proved not worth the price. And now I cannot update to any other version of 7 except Ultimate (which is a rip-off and holds too many useless features) without erasing the programs and settings. I will have to do a clean install.
    Boo, Microsoft!

  2. Michael Kenward

    What about foreign customers? As usual. it looks like an American company is going to rip us all off. Where are the deals with Europeans?

    We are used to the likes of Adobe thinking that it can charge us £100 in the UK for something costs $100 in the USA. (That has never been the exchange rate.) And all those special offers and downloads are restricted to the USA.

    Is it any wonder that the rest of the world sees Americans as greedy shysters?

  3. James Taylor

    i tried thre rc 1 and loved it but i bought a vista ultimate dvd and if i dont get a free upgrade like the one offered to new pc buyers this summer i will happily switch to linux mepis { just as good if not better } and never buy a microsoft product again.. not even a mouse

  4. bob

    bogdan if you read the EULA its says the ult users can upgrade to any version of 7 or downgrade to win7 HP. so you are not screwed altho you are screwed when it comes to the extras bc they will not transfer to ult or HP.

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