- Jul 20, 2005
I have been offered a slightly used laptop with Vista. How hard (and expensive) would it be to move to Windows 7 instead of Vista?
The only time I tried a restore I lost all the drivers (not on this laptop).Just check out the price of the edition of Win 7 you want on your favorite computer store site?
I don't usually recommend upgrade installation of Windows. It is better to format and install.
The difference between a a full and an upgrade Windows 7 purchase is the license, not the technology. If the computer is already licensed for Vista, only an upgrade license is needed. Purchasing anything else is a waste of money. You can do a clean install with an upgrade disk.I have to agree with lunarlander, much better with a clean install with complete version of 7. Slightly more costly but much more worth it.
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