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Windows 7: I am confused about upgrade path

26 Jun 2009   #1
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 
I am confused about upgrade path

I thought I read some where that you could only upgrade from vista home premium to w7 home premium. I have three computers and would like to take advantage of the presale offer.

I am thinking of purchasing one W7 Pro and one W7 Home Premium preorder upgrade. My concern is trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro.

I don't care if I have to do a clean install as I prefer that method anyways.

I am only buying two because I am planning on replacing one of the computers anyways which will come with windows 7.


If I Purchase the upgrades will I be able to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro?


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26 Jun 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacen View Post
I thought I read some where that you could only upgrade from vista home premium to w7 home premium. I have three computers and would like to take advantage of the presale offer.

I am thinking of purchasing one W7 Pro and one W7 Home Premium preorder upgrade. My concern is trying to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro.

I don't care if I have to do a clean install as I prefer that method anyways.

I am only buying two because I am planning on replacing one of the computers anyways which will come with windows 7.


If I Purchase the upgrades will I be able to upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro?
Hey jacen
there is a thread already going in the general section about this very thing its got tons of info.

BTW welcome to SF

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #3
ccatlett1984

 

AFAIK the "upgrade" only requires that you have a existing version of vista installed. It doesnt care what edition it is.
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26 Jun 2009   #4
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Hey jacen
there is a thread already going in the general section about this very thing its got tons of info.

BTW welcome to SF

Ken
Which thread? There are a couple of them and I still see conflicting responses. Plus the info tends to bounce around.

I would appear that to "upgrade" you have to go from VHP to W7HP but if you go from VHP to W7Pro you would have to do a clean install.

I don't want to purchase W7 Pro and then realize I can't install it on my Vista Home Premium computer.
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26 Jun 2009   #5
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacen View Post
I would appear that to "upgrade" you have to go from VHP to W7HP but if you go from VHP to W7Pro you would have to do a clean install.
That sounds logical. However the current speculation is that you will be able to do a clean install using the upgrade media.
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26 Jun 2009   #6
Jacen

Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7600 Build 7600
 
 

I don't mind doing a clean install. In fact I prefer a clean install.

My only concern is that I can't upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro.
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26 Jun 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Well it doesn't really make cents for Microsoft to prevent you from upgrading HP to Pro or Ultimate.
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26 Jun 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacen View Post
Which thread? There are a couple of them and I still see conflicting responses. Plus the info tends to bounce around.

I would appear that to "upgrade" you have to go from VHP to W7HP but if you go from VHP to W7Pro you would have to do a clean install.

I don't want to purchase W7 Pro and then realize I can't install it on my Vista Home Premium computer.

Hey guys we do have a thread and if its tough to follow cause it jumps around do we want to make another thread so that its harder to follow? Just a thought Im not following either of the other threads but you wont get much response here.

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #9
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
AFAIK the "upgrade" only requires that you have a existing version of vista installed. It doesnt care what edition it is.
It does matter what version if you want to upgrade without having to do a clean install .

The upgrade doc seems to be missing in action on the microsoft site but you can view it here.
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