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'Free' Windows 7 upgrades not always free, says consumer group
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:55

Fees for supposedly free upgrades range from $11.25 to $17, says site

By Gregg Keizer
October 1, 2009 01:34 PM ET

 The free Windows 7 upgrades that Microsoft has promised buyers of new PCs powered by Vista are not always free, a consumer watchdog Web site said today.

"To me, whether it's $12.99 or $17.03, the charges are all outrageous," said Edgar Dworsky, the editor of and "It's just a single disc they're sending, and with media mail rates, it costs just over a dollar to mail." [Comments...]

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