what is the upgrade path from VISTA Home Premium to WINDOWS 7 Premium (or Ultimate)?

Upgrading my Toshiba Lappie and am getting confused on which products I need to purchase to end up with Windows 7 as my OS.


If you have Vista Home Premium you can in place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate.


If you are running Windows Vista , in some cases you can upgrade directly to Windows 7 and in other cases you will need to perform a custom installation. The following table shows which editions of Windows Vista can be upgraded to Windows 7.

Windows Vista Home Basic

Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Vista Home Premium

Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Vista Business

Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows Vista Ultimate

Windows 7 Ultimate

For more information, see Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 . (http://windows.microsoft.com/upgrade-windows-vista )
You can't in place upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit, a clean install is required. If you have questions about upgrading 32-bit to 64-bit or vice versa please see this FAQ: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/32-bit-and-64-bit-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
If you have general questions about reinstalling Windows please see this site:


Have Questions About Installing Windows 7?
FAQ - Common Windows 7 Installation Questions & Answers
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