Update on Windows 7 N & E version and Windows 7 Family Pack in Europe

Microsoft has confirmed of “not shipping Windows 7 E in either retail, OEM or other channels, and European Economic Community countries will’ve the same version & pricing of Windows 7 as the rest of the world. For customers who’ve pre-ordered full version of Windows 7 E, will receive full versions of Windows 7 that include Internet Explorer 8. These customers, […]

Microsoft has confirmed of “not shipping Windows 7 E in either retail, OEM or other channels, and European Economic Community countries will’ve the same version & pricing of Windows 7 as the rest of the world. For customers who’ve pre-ordered full version of Windows 7 E, will receive full versions of Windows 7 that include Internet Explorer 8. These customers, and any other customer who pre-orders Windows 7 before upgrade versions’re available on September 1, will still be able to get upgrade pricing for Windows 7 full versions. Under this proposal, customers in Europe who buy a new Windows PC with Internet Explorer set as their default browser would be shown a “ballot screen.” Through this ballot screen, people can easily download and install the browser of their choice from the web.”

Also, in addition to US & Canada, Windows 7 Family Pack will be available in “UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden”.