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Staples Makes it Easy to Get Microsoft Windows 7 with $75 Trade-in Offer, Free Upgrade Installation and $500 Savings Book

Offers Savings, Selection, Service and Expertise for All Windows 7 Editions

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2009-- Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS), the world's largest office products company and destination for technology products and services, today announced a series of offers and services that make it easy for customers to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 7.

To kick off the launch of Windows 7, starting today through Oct. 31, Staples customers can receive:

  • Savings*:
    • $75 instant savings off of a new Windows 7 laptop or netbook when trading in a qualifying Windows Vista or Windows XP computer**;
    • Free upgrade installation to Windows 7 on Windows Vista machines (and $25 off upgrade installation from Nov. 1, 2009Jan. 2, 2010) with purchase of Windows 7 at Staples; and
    • Free $500 savings book with any Windows 7 purchase; savings book includes great deals on essentials and services such as $60 off any HP wireless printer or all-in-one and $30 off Norton 360 with any computer purchase, free PC Tune Ups, $20 off any Seagate portable hard drive purchase of $100 or more, and much more.
  • Selection: whether looking for a new Windows 7-based computer or to upgrade a computer, Staples offers a huge assortment of powerful new PCs and software versions in store and online.
  • Service: Staples EasyTechs can help customers get up and running in no time by providing setup and installation, tutorials, and troubleshooting support.
  • Expertise: Staples EasyTech experts can help customers determine which version of Windows 7 best suits their needs and explain how to make the most out of the new operating system.

Customers can purchase the following versions of Windows 7 at all Staples U.S. stores and on

  • Windows 7 Home Premium: makes it easy to create a home network, share photos, videos and music between PCs, and watch, pause, rewind and record TV on a PC.
  • Windows 7 Professional: includes the necessary features for business, along with the media and entertainment features of Home Premium.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate: delivers the entertainment features of Home Premium and business features of Professional, plus added security and the flexibility to work in multiple languages.

“Our EasyTech experts are ready to help our customers make the most of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system,” said Bob MacDonald, vice president of Technology Services, Staples, Inc. “By working with Staples EasyTechs, customers will be able to quickly get up and running with the new operating system and take advantage of faster boot up, improved taskbar and longer battery life.”

In addition to providing Windows 7 installations and upgrades, EasyTechs at every U.S. Staples store provide customers with a wide range of technology services such as new computer set up, hardware and software installations, data transfer and security, and repair and troubleshooting. Visit to learn more.

About Staples

Staples, the world's largest office products company, is committed to making it easy for customers to buy a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services. With 2008 sales of $23 billion and 91,000 associates worldwide, Staples serves businesses of all sizes and consumers in 27 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. In July 2008, Staples acquired Corporate Express, one of the world's leading suppliers of office products to businesses and institutions. Staples invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and is headquartered outside Boston. More information about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) is available at

*Details on offers, including restrictions and legal requirements, are available at

**To qualify for $75 trade-in savings, trade-in laptop or netbook must have original Windows® XP or Windows Vista® operating system, working AC adapter and undamaged screen. Computer must also power on at time of trade-in. Valid in store only. See store for details.

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Staples, Inc.
Amy Shanler, 508-253-6709