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Win 7 Upgrade from Starter?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ronhum, Jan 25, 2010.

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  1. ronhum

    ronhum Thread Starter

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    I was thinking about upgrading my daughter's laptop from Vista to Windows 7.

    Newegg has a price of 75.99.

    This is what they call the upgrade:

    "Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Anytime Upgrade from W7 Starter - Retail"

    Is this the version that I need. Wasn't sure what a W7 Starter was referring to Vista, etc.
     
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    It is the bottom of then line and a lot is stripped out of it.

    I would not waste my money on it.
     
  3. Courtneyc

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    No, that won't help you. That will upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Premium (i.e., you already need Windows 7 Starter installed).

    What you need to get is the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade (the green box). That will upgrade any version of 2000 through Vista, to 7 Home Premium. Be aware that you may need to do a clean upgrade, so before you start, make sure her laptop can support Windows 7 (it will) and that you have downloaded all of the Windows 7 drivers from her laptop's website. Do this before you even start the upgrade.

    Courtney
     
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