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Microsoft Announces Promotional Pricing For Windows Millennium Edition Upgrade

Microsoft announced a limited-time promotional price of $59.95 for the Windows® Millennium Edition (Windows Me) operating system. The special price is available for Microsoft® Windows 98 or Windows 98 Second Edition customers who wish to upgrade their system to the forthcoming Windows Me, the latest operating system designed specifically for the home user. The promotionally priced product, which will be available in retail stores from Sept. 14 through Jan. 15, 2001, will make it more affordable for Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition users to update their systems with the most recent consumer operating system enhancements. Windows Me improves the home-computing experience by delivering enhancements in the areas of PC health, digital media, home networking and the online experience.

"With Windows Me, we're thrilled to be delivering a great upgrade to our Windows 9x customers. The improvements in digital media, home networking, PC health and online experience will make Windows Me the most compelling operating system yet for home users," said John Frederiksen, general manager of the PC Experience Solution Group at Microsoft. "We are excited to offer additional value to our loyal Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition customers through this special promotion."

The estimated retail price for Windows Me is the same as for Windows 98: $209 (U.S.) for the full-package product and $109 (U.S.) for a version upgrade from Windows 95. For a limited time, Windows 98 and Windows 98 Second Edition users may upgrade for the special $59.95 price, after which the $109 price prevails.

The Step-Up Upgrade is no longer available. An upgarde version from Windows 95/98 is available from for $89.99.


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