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Q: Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 is free?

Currently i use windows vista home basic 32 bit version 6.0 (Build 6002: service pack 2).

can i update this version into Windows 7 FREE?


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No.  Windows 7 is not like a service pack.  It is a different version of Windows.  You must purchase a retail Upgrade or Full License copy of Windows 7 in order to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.  Use the Microsoft Store online

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/DisplayHomePage

or a reputable Microsoft Partner such as Amazon.  Do not purchase from an eBay or Amazon Marketplace seller or other "discount" website due to heavy counterfeiting of Windows 7.

Colin Barnhorst

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Hi,

There was a free Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 for Computers and Software bought within a certain time frame, but that offer finished at the end of Jan 2010.

Before you spend your money you should see if your Computer is capable of running Windows 7.

Download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to see if your PC is ready for Windows 7. It scans your hardware, devices, and installed programs for known compatibility issues, gives you guidance on how to resolve potential issues found, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20

 

Windows 7 system requirements:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements

 

And these are the Upgrade paths from Vista to Windows 7:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579(v=ws.10).aspx

 

Cheers.

 

 

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