What’s the advantage of buying Windows 7 full version over Windows 7 upgrade?

by on February 1, 2010

Q: What’s the advantage of buying Windows 7 full version over Windows 7 upgrade?

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3 Responses to “What’s the advantage of buying Windows 7 full version over Windows 7 upgrade?”
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    If you’re already running Windows XP or Vista on your PC, then the cheaper upgrade version will work for you, otherwise you will need to purchase the full version.

    Source & more info: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/upgrade-considerations.aspx

     
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    But isn’t there a chance for complications with upgrade over just a fresh install? Either way you are going to wipe out all your saved data and have to start over.

     
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    The upgrade license usually wants to see an existing install of XP or Vista on the computer to prove ownership and then proceed to wipe things out. However, everyone seems to have different results, and your mileage may vary.

    This page has some more details, I suggest you read it thoroughly for a better understanding before you fork over your cash:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp