It looks like the Windows 7 Family Pack--which provides 3 licenses to Windows 7 Home Premium--could be real. Ed Bott has a post describing the leaked pricing for both this Family and for Windows Anytime Upgrade, which lets Windows 7 users electronically upgrade from one version to another.
I’ve found details confirming both the availability and price of the Windows 7 Family Pack and three Anytime Upgrade products for Windows 7 ... a set of product listings from Expercom includes a WINDOWS 7 FAMILY PACK/ HOME PREMIUM UPGRADE (GFC-00236) with a listed price of $136.95.
Another reseller, University IT Computer Sales, briefly had the same product and code listed on its website at $144.95.
A handful of extra listings in the Expercom catalog finally attach prices to the Windows Anytime Upgrade product line:
- UPG WINDOWS ANYTIME/W7 STARTER TO HOME PREMIUM UPGRADE
Microsoft - Model 4WC-00040 $81.95
- UPG WINDOWS ANYTIME/W7 HOME PREMIUM TO PROFESSIONAL UPGRADE
Microsoft - Model 7KC-00040 $90.95
- UPG WINDOWS ANYTIME/W7 HOME PRE TO ULTIMATE UPGRADE
Microsoft - Model 39C-00040 $137.95
The Home Premium to Professional Anytime Upgrade product is also in the catalog at PC Nation for $92.55 and at PC Mall for $99.99. PC Mall also has the Starter-to-Home Premium Anytime Upgrade and the Home Premium-to-Ultimate package for $89.99 and $153.99, respectively. The PC Nation prices are $83.72 and $142.30, respectively.
I'm surprised Ed hadn't been briefed about that pricing for his book. Anyway, good stuff.
Thanks to Tom Warren for the tip!