Can I Upgrade to Windows 7?

There are two parts to this question.

1. Can I purchase an upgrade to Windows 7?

If you have a PC running a full version of Windows XP or Windows Vista then yes you can purchase an upgrade to Windows 7.

The Windows 7 installer will ask for the product key from your Windows XP or Windows Vista machine for proof or purchase.

More info here:

2. Can I perform an upgrade to Windows 7?

This is where it gets a little complicated.

If you are running Windows XP, Windows 7 Beta or Windows 7 RC then you will not be able to perform an upgrade to Windows 7.

Windows XP and Windows 7 Beta/RC users will need to backup their files and settings (ideally using the Windows 7 Easy Transfer Wizard) and perform a clean install of Windows 7.

Windows Vista users who want to upgrade to an equivalent or greater version of Windows 7 can do so providing they are not changing from 64bit to 32bit versions of the OS.

This chart should help illustrate your options.

More Info on Upgrading:


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