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Vista still supporded? upgrade to WIndows 7 V has no SP3

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#1 mrmatt2


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 08:44 AM


I have removed some nasty stuff from my fathers computer who is running Vista Home Premium. I looked at his computer/properties and saw he only had SP2.

Went to the upgrade Windows Vista link noted in the properties and link took me to a MS site:

This site said
"Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade is no longer available"

it offered the ability to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate, both seemingly for free - is it free I did not engage the links(?) - Should this be done? Any benefits - like SP3?

I work mainly in XP and windows 7 - not too familiar with Vista.

Thank you in advance


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#2 Broni


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Posted 19 August 2010 - 10:04 PM

There is no SP3 for Vista. The latest service pack is SP2.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 11:49 PM

And the Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade was to upgrade the version, such as to take Home Premium up to Ultimate, it wasn't related to updating. As Broni commented, SP2 is the current level, beyond that there is only the normal monthly service patch releases accessed through Windows Updates.

The Vista could be upgraded to Windows 7, but that would not be free, the links would take you to the Microsoft Store where you could purchase a Windows 7 Upgrade.
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