Pre-orders of Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7 are starting in two days in parts of Europe. Amazon Germany for example has put up a page on their store that is giving details about the pre-order of Windows 7. The page contains several new information about the Windows 7 sale in Europe. We already know that Microsoft has decided to ship Windows 7 without Internet browser in Europe which can be very frustrating for users who do not have a physical copy of a web browser at hand after installation.
Amazon Germany customers can add Internet Explorer 8 to their shopping cart on all Windows 7 product pages so that it can be installed and used after the installation of the operating system. Amazon suggests to either add Internet Explorer 8 to the shopping cart (no word on the pricing yet but presumably free) or to have another web browser on CD or removable devices so that it can be installed on the system.
They also note that there will be no update version of the operating system in Europe. This means that the full copy is sold in Europe. This also means that European customers cannot upgrade from a previous installation of Windows 7 or Windows Vista. The good news is that the price of the full version will be about the price of the upgrade version that was sold the last month in the United States, Canada and Japan.
Amazon lastly mentions that they expect high demand of the operating system and encourage users to act quickly as they have limited supplies. They also note that every user can only purchase a reasonable amount of Windows 7 copies for the pre-order price. Windows 7 pre-orders are starting on July 15 at 9:00 CET in Germany.