Saturday, July 25, 2009

Are You Planning on Upgrading to Windows 7?

A major tech news story this week was that Windows 7 Has Been Released to Manufacturing. With that in mind, you may be planning on upgrading your current operating system to Windows 7.

The first determination is whether your operating system is eligible for upgrade. In Blake Handler's blog post, he provides an easy-to-follow documented list of both the supported as well as unsupported upgrade paths for editions of the Windows 7 operating system. Note that if you have Windows XP, it will be necessary to do a clean install.

An absolute "must read" is Ed Bott’s article, "Windows 7 Upgrade FAQ", at Microsoft Report, Included in the FAQ is a nice explanation of the difference between an OEM license, an upgrade license, a full license, and a volume license.


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