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Upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Prem.


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#1 JazzMahn

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:42 PM

Can I do a inplace upgrade from Windows Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium or will I have to do a reformat and install of Win 7. I know if I do an inplace upgrade I would be able to keep the programs, settings, etc.

I've run the Windows 7 Compability Download and it says that I can upgrade to Windows 7. Does that mean I can do the upgrade in place or do I have to do the "Custom" install.

Thanks for letting me know. I've looked all over Google but haven't come up with the answer.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:25 PM

After more research, I've found that you are able to do an inplace upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

I hope this will help someone else that is not sure.

I will post back on how the upgrade went after tonight.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:29 PM

Take a look, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...ade?os=winvista.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:30 PM

Yes, you can do an in-place upgrade from Vista Home Basic to W7 Home Premium: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7...iderations.aspx

However, I do not recommend in-place upgrades, as they often come with irreparable bugs and glitches that can only be resolved by a clean install.

Yes, it is easier to just do the upgrade and not have to reinstall all your programs...but you may regret it later.

I've done enough clean installs lately to where I can get a PC back up and running in the matter of about 2-3 hours.
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 06:27 PM

Yes, you can do an in-place upgrade from Vista Home Basic to W7 Home Premium: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7...iderations.aspx

However, I do not recommend in-place upgrades, as they often come with irreparable bugs and glitches that can only be resolved by a clean install.

Yes, it is easier to just do the upgrade and not have to reinstall all your programs...but you may regret it later.

I've done enough clean installs lately to where I can get a PC back up and running in the matter of about 2-3 hours.


I second that .... It's so much better doing a clean install and down load just what your pc needs and save alot of storage ...
I saved about 20GB from all the junks from sony vaio ..Since Wds7 does not have alot of updates yet ...
You will be happy with all extra space .....and it runs faster ..




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