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Puget Systems Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade

Vista Ultimate now, Windows 7 Ultimate later

By Zac O'Vadka on Mar 2, 2009 12:57 am CST - 1 min, 41 secs reading time

Puget Systems has announced what appears to be the first free Windows 7 upgrade program for full systems.

Puget Systems Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrade

From now till until June 15 (date subject to change depending on Windows 7 launch), Puget will allow you to purchase a system over $1000 with Vista Ultimate and send it back in for a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate. They've got some stipulations on the program such as you must cover the shipping cost back to them and you must send back your Vista COA and disk in exchange for your Windows 7 COA and disk.

As they won't be doing upgrades but a full install, it is up to the user to back up their data. After the install is complete, Puget has stated they will run each computer through their full testing and benchmarking process to make sure it is running flawlessly.

Puget is doing this all on their own it would seem, and Microsoft is not involved in any way. President Jon Bach said it will cost the company about $200 per computer to do this and that will kill their profit margin. The small company is hoping to at least gain some exposure from this and if all goes well we expect a lot of happy customers who give it a shot.

Puget Systems is pleased to announce FREE upgrades to Windows 7 on select purchases starting 3/1/09. Customers who purchase a qualifying computer with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit or Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit are eligible for an upgrade to the corresponding version of Windows 7 64-bit upon release. To redeem this upgrade, the computer must be shipped back to Puget Systems for installation.

"We're seeing more and more people who are hesitant to purchase a PC because they're hearing good things about Windows 7 and wonder whether they should wait three-fourths of a year before buying," said Bach, explaining why Puget is jumping into the upgrade offer. "We see this as an opportunity to do something exciting when there's not a whole lot of things happening in the business at the moment."

Zac O'Vadka

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Zac O'Vadka

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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