Upgrade Cost of Windows® 7
What is the cost of upgrading to Windows 7?
Windows 7 has launched globally and with the launch of it, it has revealed a lot many attractive features and facts. However the strategy of Microsoft to cut down effectively on the price of the operating system is really praised. It has not just brought attractive features but, it is attractively priced too.
Here we will talk about the cost of upgrading to Windows 7:
- Cost in terms of system configuration and requirement
- Pricing of Windows 7
- The most suitable version
Cost in terms of system configuration and requirement
The cost of upgrading to Windows 7 includes purchase price of Windows 7 and costs of upgrading the system configuration in order to meet the system requirements. The minimum system requirements that would support Windows 7 is 1 GHz or faster processor, 32 bit (if you are looking to upgrade to 32 bit processor) or else 64 bit processor. 1GB RAM for 32 bit operating system and 2GB RAM for 64 bit operating system. 16GB hard disk space is required for 32 bit operating system and 20GB hard disk space is required for 64 bit operating system. DirectX 9 graphics with WDDM 1.0 or greater is required as driver. If the system does not meet the requirement it is advisable to purchase a new system rather than upgrading the components. PCs of various brands are available with Windows 7 as the pre-installed operating system in less than five hundred dollars.
Pricing of Windows 7
64 bit Windows 7 operating system gives enhanced computing and better performance. Windows 7 is sold at different rates depending upon different versions of operating system. The standard pricing for Windows 7 Home Premium cost $120 for upgrade and $200 for full version, Windows 7 Professional costs $200 for upgrade and $300 for full version, Windows 7 ultimate costs $ 220 for upgrade and $320 for full version. From Windows 7 starter to Windows 7 Home Premium, it costs $80, while Windows 7 Premium to Professional version costs $90 and the cost of Professional and Ultimate edition is $140.
The most suitable version
The best suited Windows 7 operating system depends significantly on the previously installed operating system to the computer. If the operating system is Windows XP or above; then users are be able to upgrade to Windows 7. However, versions below Windows XP require an upgrade of the system configurations. Hence, it would be wise decision to look for a brand new Windows 7 ready system than upgrading to the Windows 7 operating system after upgrading components. Also if there are any chances of upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional or Professional to Ultimate, it is better to look for Professional and Ultimate; as there is a lot of cost factor involved in upgrade.
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