Carphone Warehouse will offer Windows 7 pre-installed on 12 laptops and netbooks from October 22.
It’s technical support employees, Geek Squad staff, will be able to upgrade devices that have been bought from the retailer.
Carphone chief executive Andrew Harrison (pictured) said: “We’re really excited to announce that Windows 7 now comes as standard on our entire range of laptops.
“Offering exceptional quality to our customers, the new operating system is cleaner and slicker, without a hefty price tag. Customers can choose from 12 laptops guaranteeing a great platform to experience this fantastic new operating system.”
The Windows 7 range available from Carphone are the Asus X5DC, Asus UL30, Asus 1008, Dell Inspiron 11z, Dell Mini 10v, Toshiba L500, Toshiba L350, Toshiba T130, Toshiba NB200, Samsung N140, Samsung X120 and Sony NW20.
Carphone’s new-format ‘wireless world’ stores will stock a fuller range of the devices.