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Windows 7: Upgrade Path question/soapbox

10 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
Upgrade Path question/soapbox

Ok, so this is part question and part soapbox.

I have been using Vista Home Premium for quite awhile and for the most part I have enjoyed it over XP. I am currently running Windows 7 RC and enjoy this version even more. I am thinking about going to Ultimate version when the option becomes available.

I noticed that the upgrade path is going to be Vista Home Premium to Seven Home premium and Ultimate to Ultimate.

My question is, does this mean that if I want to end up with Windows 7 Ultimate do I need to upgrade to Vista Ultimate for $160 and then upgrade again for what ever MS decided to charge?

My soap box is I feel like Vista users are getting shafted. Windows 7 is essentially a fixed version of Vista. It seems like Microsoft reacted to the poor roll out of Vista by moving to Windows 7 quickly. Windows 7 should have minimal cost to Vista users and more flexibility of upgrading.

Just my thoughts.

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10 May 2009   #2

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

not sure what happened to you but i downloaded windows 7 64 bit it turned out to be ultimate version.
i was running xp one one hard drive (now has Windows 7) my other hard drive has Vista 32bit home premium. try re down loading?
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10 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600

I am running the 64 bit ultimate version. I am talking about when the final version gets released and the RC get shut down. I doubt I will be able to simply purchase a license for the RC. It would be nice though.
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10 May 2009   #4

windows 7 rc 64bit and vista 32bit

you never know Microsoft might find a heart snce were doing the testing you'd think we would get a discount sort of
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