Yes, on July 1 beginning July 1, 2009 new computers purchased will be eligible for the no-charge update from Vista to Windows 7. Yes, it will only apply to new computers purchased on or after that date so the computer you are using now in reading this is not eligible :P
Here are more rules that will make you sigh :
End users must purchase a new PC that is pre-installed with an eligible Windows Vista OS. Retail boxed Vista versions likely won't qualify.
Your computer must have a valid Windows Vista COA attached.
The only Windows Vista® versions eligible for the program are Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. Vista basic users are out of luck.
Labels: Operating system, upgrade, Windows 7, Windows Vista