ASUS Announces Free Windows 7 Upgrade Program

ASUS Announces Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

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Fremont, CA (June 26th, 2009) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in innovations and technologies, is proud to announce that customers who purchase a qualifying PC between today, June 26th, and January 31, 2010 will receive a free* upgrade to Microsoft’s highly-anticipated upcoming operating system, Windows 7. ASUS’ offering of this upgrade program allows its customers to shop with confidence from now until Windows 7 General Availability.

ASUS customers will be able to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate to a corresponding Windows 7 operating system, while users who purchased eligible PCs and downgraded their operating systems from Windows Vista to Windows XP operating systems are also eligible for the upgrade program. The upgrade program applies to certain ASUS notebooks and desktops.

"ASUS is pleased to announce that our customers worldwide who purchase qualifying ASUS products now will be able to enjoy all that Windows 7 has to offer as soon as it is available," said Tony Chen, Vice President of ASUS System Business Group. "The Windows Upgrade Option program through ASUS gives our users the advantage of buying a qualifying ASUS notebook now, with the guarantee of an upgrade to Windows 7 once it is launched. ASUS engineers have kept close pace with the development of Windows 7 right from the beginning and have made every effort to provide the best computing experience. The ASUS Windows 7 Upgrade Offer will be free in the USA, while users from other parts of the world will be able to enjoy the upgrade for a nominal shipping and handling fee."

"We are pleased with the level of collaboration between ASUS and Microsoft during the development of Windows 7," said Steve Guggenheimer, corporate vice president of the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) division at Microsoft. "With the Windows Upgrade Option Program, we can help our joint customers get a PC now and be ready to enjoy all the benefits of Windows 7 when it becomes available in October."

Windows Upgrade Option Program Procedures
ASUS has made the upgrade process simple and easy to follow. Upon the purchase of a qualified ASUS product, customers need to register their PCs for the Windows Upgrade Option Program via the official ASUS website at Once registered, users will receive their Windows 7 upgrade kits after the General Availability Date. The upgrade website also lists qualifying ASUS products that are eligible for participation in the program.

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