Microsoft to offer Europe customers Windows 7 Upgrade "not at this time"

Microsoft confirmed that at some point it does plan to provide European customers with a Windows 7 E upgrade package -- a way to upgrade Vista installations to Windows 7, while enabling customers to leave out Internet Explorer 8. In all cases, that means uninstalling IE from Vista, which current builds of the Win7 upgrade are not […]

Microsoft confirmed that at some point it does plan to provide European customers with a Windows 7 E upgrade package -- a way to upgrade Vista installations to Windows 7, while enabling customers to leave out Internet Explorer 8. In all cases, that means uninstalling IE from Vista, which current builds of the Win7 upgrade are not capable of doing.  "At this time, we will not offer an Upgrade packaged product in Europe, but in a way that does not penalize our customers." "We will start a price promotion effective immediately that will discount Full retail packaged products for E editions of Windows 7 to the prices of our Upgrade products. This promotion is planned to last at least until December 31, which will give us time to work through the best offers and approaches going forward without impacting our customers in the EEA, Switzerland, and Croatia in the meantime," said Microsoft.