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Windows 7: Microsoft Documents "Windows 7 Upgrade Paths"

21 Jul 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Microsoft Documents "Windows 7 Upgrade Paths"

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Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade Paths outlines supported and unsupported upgrade paths for editions of the Windows 7 operating system.
Unsupported Windows 7 Upgrade Scenarios:
    • Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are NOT supported:
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows Millennium Edition
Windows XP
Windows Vista RTM
Windows Vista Starter
Windows 7 M3
Windows 7 Beta
Windows 7 RC
Windows 7 IDS
Windows NT Server 4.0
Windows 2000 Server
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (i.e. x86 to x64) are NOT supported.
    • Cross-language in-place upgrades (i.e. en-us to de-de) are NOT supported.
    • Cross-SKU upgrades (i.e. Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are NOT supported.
    • Cross-build type in-place upgrades (i.e. fre to chk) are NOT supported.
    • Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (i.e. Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are NOT supported.
    • Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are NOT supported.
Supported Windows 7 Upgrade Scenarios:
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
    • Windows Vista Business --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Enterprise --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Home Basic --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, or Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Home Premium --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Home Premium, or Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Ultimate --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Ultimate
Upgrading Windows 7 Using Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade
    • Windows 7 Home Basic --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Home Premium --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Professional, or Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Professional --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Ultimate
    • Windows 7 Starter --> can be upgraded to --> Window 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate



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21 Jul 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Does this mean I can upgrade from Windows 3.1?

Lol
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21 Jul 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

no
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21 Jul 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
no
How could microsoft do that to me! :'( I'm going back to my corner and going to play with ShiftLinux. :|
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21 Jul 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Ive installed win 3.1 in virtualbox in the past, works well
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21 Jul 2009   #6
Aqualung

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
OEM?

Should I assume that I can upgrade from Vista Ultimate OEM to Windows 7 Ultimate (be it retail or OEM)? Or is it that all this talk about upgrades only goes with retail versions?
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21 Jul 2009   #7
DJG

 

Swarfega, I am assuming by "upgrade path" you are refering to in-place upgrade of currently installed software, no? Maybe you should clarify that so it doesn't get mistaken for using the upgrade package to install WIn7 if you have one of the qualifying MS OS's. Might avoid a bunch of unnecessary posts (like this one ).

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Ive installed win 3.1 in virtualbox in the past, works well
I think you just redefined the word "well" . Maybe "as originally intended by the authors" might be more appropriate ...
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21 Jul 2009   #8
madbusu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

how to upgrade from 7100 to 7600 ...when i try to install i get this :
"You can’t upgrade this prerelease version of Windows 7. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings."

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21 Jul 2009   #9
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 

you can't upgrade. You have to do a clean install unless you might get lucky if you play around with cversion. I would recomend a clean install and use the copy of windows you are going to buy. IE if you bought Home Premium install 7600/16385 as home premium. This way in oct when you get ur key you can just enter it or ungrade your existing copy. I would use the easy file tranfer before you start this way all your setting are carred over and the only thing you would have to do is reinstall your programs. by the way make sure your installing 16385 or 86 if that is out already. 84 is not worth the time and you cant pick out what version to install.
Bob
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21 Jul 2009   #10
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Home premium upgrade

My take is this:
So I guess that the rumors were correct and XP users were rewarded for refusing to upgrade to Vista and users who tested, used, and promoted Vista got the "Fickle Finger of Fate" award again. approved upgrades for Vista Home Premium are to Win7 Home Premium or Win7 Ultimate (No Discount found) and that Win7 Professional is not included in the approved upgrade paths, So...I guess that you will have to purchase/upgrade to Vista business then upgrade to Win7 Professional, OR, down grade to XP pro then upgrade to Win7 professional, or upgrade to Win7 Home Premium and then upgrade again to Professional. Really thought M$ was going to get a clue this time and make a GOOD business decision. Foolish me....I guess all those people who purchased the Professional upgrade must have Vista business or Ultimate. Good job Balmer, you've just got to wonder what advisors this guy is listening to. Give him a chance to get back in many disgruntled(Take note of this term Balmer..Look it up for gods sake) Vista customers good graces (Vista can honestly be classified as good enough after more that 3 years, but since when is merely good enough an except-able goal in software design compared to the vaulted promises from Microsoft when Vista was released or the promises to fix/enhance the product only to find the promises kept in Win7 with the Vista community who supported it getting no special support SP3 or upgrade rewards.) and all it would cost is to allow Vista Home Premium to also go to Professional instead of Home Premium ($49 to Win7 Home Premium or $99 Two Win7 Professional...you still get the full $99 for Professional version right) and do you think these corporate leaches can get it. Not on your life or maybe we should say your LOYALTY to this company who doesn't understand the concept of loyalty. Pay attention class.....IT CUTS BOTH WAYS, AND THE MICROSOFTIES STILL DON'T GET IT....Poor Mr. Balmer. We will just watch the next version of VISTA gain more ire/distain, and Disrespect that the management deserves. When Gates ran this company the buck stopped at his desk and he was willing to be wrong. Pale imitations of Gates now run things while blame shifting anything that doesn't tell them what they want to hear!
In case you don't get it Mr.Balmer...Insanity is doing the same thing again and again while expecting different results...Enjoy your fantasy world Mr. Balmer and just keep telling yourself...Don't see nothing wrong here, Just keep throwing advertising millions at it instead of fixing/reworking/supporting/enhancing/etc.

Just Can't stand to see great corporations continue to look down their noses at the little people thinking of them as objects to overcome instead of seeing what assets they are, and taking the time to say "Thanks for being loyal when we lost our way, Thanks for helping us do better, Thanks for not taking your business somewhere else while we were lost in our own sense of importance."

Have a nice day Mr. Balmer and for your sake I hope the Microsoft world continues to be understanding but....Don't take it for granted for to long because ultimately you work for us (The consumers and we can be very unforgiving) and there will come a time that we will not want to hear it just one more time again. Don't believe that we don't know about Linux or the times past when windows was the linux of the day but we believed in you and supported you anyway.

I'm a pc and this is the end of my rant




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