Today Windows 7 is celebrating its first birthday! Over a year ago, Windows 7 hit store shelves on October 22nd and as per Microsoft, Over 240 Million copies of Windows 7 have been sold in this first year and Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history.

Windows 7 was running on 93% of new consumer PCs and has over 17% global OS market share (according to Net Applications as of October 1st). There is an amazing array of great PCs out on the market today. Six months after launch, 100% (over 18,000) of our OEM partners were selling Windows 7 PCs versus 70% for Windows Vista PCs at a comparable time period.

“Over 88% of all companies are currently piloting Windows 7 in their organization.” unveiled Microsoft’s Stephen L Rose.

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The stats says the success story of Windows 7 without any doubts. Windows 7 has changed day to day PC life totally and is the most used operating system worldwide after Windows XP. You can enrich your Windows experience more by using newly released Windows Live Essentials 2011 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta that deliver seamless integration of Windows 7 features.

Microsoft is also preparing its Service Pack 1 that may be final by first quarter of next year. A public beta version of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 was made available recently.

To celebrate Windows 7 at one year, Microsoft is offering a full copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and some stickers And you can win these by sharing your 7 lists of favorite Windows 7 highlights at Windows Team Blog.

Besides Windows 7 Family Pack is back again that provides 3 licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for the low price of $149.99 ERP, in either 32 or 64-bit and you can save more than $200. Its already available in US and is being made available outside the US today. So have a great time with Windows 7 and Happy Birthday Windows 7 !!!

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