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Windows 7: Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?


27 Jun 2009   #1

Dual Win 7/8 64-bit
 
 
Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

What are the "upgrade" rules? I don't need Windows 7 Professional but sometimes upgrades don't work if you are moving to a package lower on the feature tree. Please let me know if you have a definitive answer or give me a pointer to the correct place to ask.

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27 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the supported upgrade paths are:
  • Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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27 Jun 2009   #3

Dual Win 7/8 64-bit
 
 

Thanks much for the quick response.

That's unfortunate. I'm actually running Win XP Pro and have the Dell upgrade to Vista Business that I never installed. My idea was to upgrade to Vista then to 7 so I would not have to reinstall all my programs. Is that a reasonable approach if I buy the Windows 7 Professional upgrade?

Alternately...

Can I use Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade to do a clean install on my computer that has Win XP Pro installed? That is certainly an "upgrade" :-)
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27 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you wanted to not lose anything on your computer, then you would need to upgrade your XP to the Vista Business then to Windows 7 Professional. I would recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.

If you do not mind doing a clean install instead, then you can do a clean install with the Windows 7 upgrade version using the same method as with a upgrade Vista below.

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