Microsoft has confirmed that UK customers will now be able to purchase the Windows 7 Family Pack, which allows the new operating system to be installed onto more than one PC.
Windows 7 Family Pack will be available for UK customers from 22 October, the official launch date for the new version of Windows. Family Pack allows users to install Windows 7 Home Premium on up to three existing PCs at a cost of £149.99, much less than paying for three separate licences.
However, Microsoft warned that the Windows 7 Family Pack will be available in limited quantities.
The company had originally said that the Family Pack would not be available in this country, owing to its long-running tussle with the European Commission over the bundling of Internet Explorer.
Microsoft had planned to ship a version of Windows in Europe without a browser, but reached a deal in July whereby users will see a ballot screen allowing them to choose an alternative browser to Internet Explorer.
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