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Windows 7: Worrying possibility for future Win 7 Upgrade path

25 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Worrying possibility for future Win 7 Upgrade path

I spotted the following which is talking about the Windows 7 upgrade program that shall be available to new PC purchasers starting July 1:

The Windows 7 Upgrade Program Debuts July 1, 2009 - End-date is yet to be determined - Softpedia

However the bit at the end talking about the restriction on the upgrade available (i.e. if you buy Vista 32-bit you will only get Win 7 32-bit when you upgrade) got me wondering if a similar restriction will apply to retail upgrade packages.

When I bought my retail upgrade from XP > Vista there was a leaflet inside offering a free 64-bit DVD if needed.

I was hoping the same would be offered for a Vista > Win 7 upgrade as I really want to go x64 this time. I'm now wondering if this will be allowed.....

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25 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

I suspect the retail version will be much like it was for Vista. The article is only talking about OEM. If you had an OEM of Vista 32bit, I believe you had to pay to get 64 bit.

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