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Is vista to 7 free


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#1 superking75

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:03 PM

I have an older HP pavilion a4600f that runs  windows vista, I would like to upgrade to 7 and i was wondering if their is a way to do it for free or very cheaply.

If not then it is not really much of a problem I was just wondering if it was possible.

 

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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 07:25 PM

Unfortunately there is no free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. The only time that was available was near Vista's end of life. If you purchased a new computer HP would send a Windows 7 disk. 

 

The other possible problem is if there are Windows 7 drivers for your computer and other devices such as printers. Usually a Vista driver will work on Windows 7.

 

The cheapest way would be to purchase a Windows 7 OEM license.

 

Edit:Because you have another computer with Windows you may want to think about putting a linux distro like Mint or Ubuntu on the computer.

 

What are the specs of the computer? I could not find anything on that model number.


Edited by JohnC_21, 01 February 2016 - 07:30 PM.


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Posted 02 February 2016 - 08:57 PM

No, it's not. It once was when windows 7 first came out



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Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:29 PM

The time limit, if an upgrade was available on the computer, is now gone. You can contact HP support and see if they offer a Windows 7 upgrade. If not then you will need to purchase a Windows 7 install disk.






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