Windows® 7 Upgrade Paths
How to upgrade to Windows 7 and higher editions?
There are many reasons why users tend to upgrade their operating systems. Primarily, it is to ensure a better experience while working on your computer. Upgrading will allow quicker access to the most frequently used programs and files such as Jump Lists. Specific searches for emails, files and programs can be done within seconds. Another benefit of upgrading to Windows 7 is that accessing music, photo and other files as well as printers on one PC is available to others running Windows 7. It is easy to stay entertained via Windows Media Center as you can enjoy music, photos, watch free Internet TV and record live TV from one place. Creation and sharing of movies and slideshows can be done within minutes. Management of printers, music players, cameras and other devices is conveniently done through a single consistent place. Users are also able to connect with available wireless networks with a mere three clicks. Resizing and arranging of windows are simple and can be accomplished with dragging borders towards the edge of the screen. Touch screens also enhance the user experience even more as they are easy and intuitive for the user.
There are many operating systems that do not support upgrades to Windows 7. They include Windows editions 95, 98, Millennium, Windows XP, Vista RTM, Vista Starter, 7M3, Beta 7RC and 7IDS. In addition, unsupported upgrades extend to NT Server 4.0, Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008.The Windows 7 upgrades paths that are feasible are:
- From Windows Vista upgrade to Windows 7
- From Windows 7 upgrade to higher Windows 7 editions
- From Windows 7 repair-in-place upgrade to Windows 7
From Windows Vista upgrade to Windows 7
Vista users have a direct path to Windows 7 which means that your files and applications should migrate with the least amount of trouble. The cost of upgrading is at a minimum level for Vista users. Windows Vista upgrades have three main possibilities. The first is Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium. The second is Vista Business toWindows Professional and finally Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate.
From 7 upgrade to higher 7 editions
Windows 7 Home Basic users can upgrade anytime to Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate. Home Premium can be upgraded to either Professional or Ultimate. While Professional can be upgraded to Ultimate the Starter edition can be upgraded to Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate.
From Windows 7 repair-in-place upgrade to Windows 7
All Windows 7 editions can be upgraded to its equivalent repair-in-place version with ease.
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