In a statement to a question “How about the rumors that customers who buy Windows Vista after a certain date get a free copy of Windows 7. Is that true? Will there be certain SKUs that qualify?” a Microsoft spokesperson refrained from explicitly denying that it would offer Windows 7 as a free upgrade to some Windws Vista owners. “Microsoft often explores options with our partners to determine product offerings. We are not announcing anything new at this time,” reports BetaNews.