Fujitsu will offer royalty-free Windows 7 upgrades on all new PCs and notebooks pre-loaded with Windows Vista. Details of the royalty-free Windows 7 upgrade program were announced by Fujitsu Technology Solutions. From June 26, end customers purchasing qualifying products will be offered an upgrade voucher that can be redeemed when the new operating system is launched by Microsoft later this year.
Purchasers choosing any Fujitsu system running either Windows Vista Home Premium or Windows Vista Business operating system – be it an ESPRIMO PC, an AMILO PC or an AMILO, ESPRIMO or LIFEBOOK notebook model – will receive a Windows 7 Upgrade voucher that can be redeemed from the time of the Windows 7 launch until the end of January 2010.
The program is royalty-free. However, shipping and media creation fees will apply. These vary depending on the country, and the number of upgrades. A single qualifying end-customer is entitled to a maximum of 25 upgrades.
Fujitsu is offering four upgrade paths: from the Windows Vista Home Premium 32- and 64-bit versions to the Windows 7 Home Premium 32- and 64-bit versions and from the Vista Business 32- and 64-bit versions to the Windows 7 Professional 32- and 64-bit versions.
Upgrade program for end customers was launched on June 26