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  • Started 4 years ago by spada05
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spada05
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I plan on upgrading right away on it's release. Here's my question: Will all of my programs and applications remain and be ready to go once the upgrade is complete?

Also, Windows 7 will just remove all of Vista and overwrite the information, right? I have no interest in having the 60GB or whatever the size of Vista is sitting unused.

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Beauseph
Beauseph
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depends on what OS you have now and where you live. If you live in the UK or have windows XP you have to do a Clean install leaving you without your programs. If you have vista then you will be able to do a upgrade keeping all of your files. Altho Myself and all of microsoft will tell you to do a clean install.

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spada05
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I live in Kentucky, I have Vista Home Premium 64-bit. I'm not opposed to doing a clean install, but here's my problem that I failed to explain previously; I bought the OS only a few weeks ago, and it came with an upgrade coupon. It only works if I already have the OS installed, and it won't work as a clean install.

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cobija
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according to microsoft, you must upgrade to the home prem 64 bit version

here is an article and the chart. the article helps alot, the chart is a little confusing

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com.....ial-chart/

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com.....-chart.png

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ScottW
ScottW
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spada05, see my previous thread on Windows 7 Upgrade Paths which should answer most questions. To check the programs that you have for compatibility, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor under Vista now, or anytime before the actual upgrade.

From the chart(s) that are shown, you can only do an in-place upgrade to the Home Premium or Ultimate editions of Windows 7 64-bit. For all other paths, you would have to do a clean install.

@cobija, it is not a "must" upgrade, and it is not just Home Premium that is available to the OP. It just goes to show how confusing the chart is.

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spada05
Posts: 68

Ah, thank you for clearing that up. My apologies for not delving deeper into the forum before posting. I only have interest in utilizing the 64bit anyhow, so it works out well for me.

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