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Windows 7: How to update vista TM home premium to window 7 in my Acer Extensa?

21 Sep 2013   #1
Lincolnliu

Window vista TM home premium 32 bit
 
 
How to update vista TM home premium to window 7 in my Acer Extensa?

Dear friends, please help me with the information as to update the Vista TM home premium operating system in my Acer Extensa 5620Z (laptop) to window 7? I am fed with this Vista......Thank you!


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21 Sep 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Lincolliu. Here is a complete set of steps. You will need to buy a w7 key to do this.
Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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21 Sep 2013   #3
gregrocker

 

You'll have a better install if you boot the Win7 installer to do a Clean Install Windows 7 deleting all partitions to create and format new using the Drive Options in Steps 7 and 8.

Make your Vista Recovery disks first if you might want to return to Vista for any reason, although you can always reinstall it with the Product Key on the COA sticker if its still readable.

Other tips here to assure you get a perfect install are the same for Clean Reinstall
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21 Sep 2013   #4
Lincolnliu

Window vista TM home premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you for the answer! But do I really need a window 7 key to update? Is there a free version of window 7 somewhere I can use?
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21 Sep 2013   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lincolnliu View Post
Thank you for the answer! But do I really need a window 7 key to update? Is there a free version of window 7 somewhere I can use?
Yes you really need a key to update.

No there is no free version of Windows 7.
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21 Sep 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lincolnliu View Post
Thank you for the answer! But do I really need a window 7 key to update? Is there a free version of window 7 somewhere I can use?
Yes you really need a key to update.

No there is no free version of Windows 7.
Absolutely. An Upgrade version will cost much less than full retail. Make sure it's genuine, there's many ratbags selling hacked and malware-ridden version over there and everywhere.
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21 Sep 2013   #7
Lincolnliu

Window vista TM home premium 32 bit
 
 

So where can I buy a genuine one? Bestbuy?
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21 Sep 2013   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I doubt they would have it anymore. Call if there's a local one. Newegg had some left. Some on Amazon have been counterfeit.
Newegg.com - Software, Operating Systems, WINDOWS 7 UPGRADE
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21 Sep 2013   #9
Lincolnliu

Window vista TM home premium 32 bit
 
 

Many thanks for providing the website! In this website, windows 8 update is even much cheaper than windows 7 update, why is that? Can I just go ahead to update to windows 8 as it's the latest version?
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21 Sep 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

If you have a touchscreen then Windows 8 might be worth considering, but Win7 is by far the better OS.
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