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Windows 7: Upgrading to Windows 7: what XP and Vista users need to know

12 Feb 2009   #1
Slimy

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Upgrading to Windows 7: what XP and Vista users need to know

Last week, Microsoft finally announced that there would be six editions of Windows 7, just like there were for Windows XP and Windows Vista. The company will release Windows 7 Starter (worldwide only via OEMs), Windows 7 Home Basic (only in emerging markets), Windows 7 Home Premium (retail and OEM), Windows 7 Professional (retail and OEM), Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (retail only during promotions and OEM), and Windows 7 Enterprise (volume licenses).

However, as part of its initiative to simplify the lineup, the software giant will only market Home Premium and Professional to average users. Most will be getting Windows 7 with their next purchase of a desktop, notebook, or netbook. (Speaking of netbooks, Microsoft also noted last week that all editions of Windows 7 will work on netbooks and it will be up to the OEM's discretion as to what editions they want to offer on each product.)

If you won't be going through an OEM, you'll either want to purchase a full retail copy of Windows 7, a cheaper upgrade edition, or the OEM version (usually the cheapest and best way). While Microsoft has not given details on pricing for any of the three, the company has agreed to offer upgrade options to both Windows XP and Windows Vista users, and they are worth outlining in detail.

Full Story: Upgrading to Windows 7: what XP and Vista users need to know - Ars Technica


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12 Feb 2009   #2
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Well I hope M$ does look at the economy when it comes to pricing, I know that I'm getting Windows 7 Ultimate but at what cost? I hope its cheaper than Vista ultimate.
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12 Feb 2009   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

Looking at the extras of Ultimate that I wouldn't really use, I just don't think it's worth it. 7 pro looks good, but it does suck knowing you are missing out on features, even if you don't use them

It's still a no-ta to an upgrade too. No matter how cheaper it is.
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13 Feb 2009   #4
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

I can't wait to preorder my copy.
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13 Feb 2009   #5
b1llabong

Windows 7 Beta x64/Vista Ultimate x32
 
 

better purchase a licensed one..
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14 Feb 2009   #6
djhallucn8

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by b1llabong View Post
better purchase a licensed one..
Yep, thats the plan, only way to get it.
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