Windows vista to windows 7 upgrade path

By marklantis
Jun 19, 2014
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  1. I have a curiosity question that I can't find a google answer for. Why can't I do an "In Place" upgrade from Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional?
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,558

    It falls more under what MS deems upgrade worthy. Microsoft (IMO) feels you didn't pay enough for an upgrade to professional status. Which is why you have the option for Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade, and then again with the Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 professional. I suppose you could upgrade Vista to Vista Business, and then you would have the upgrade option for Window 7 Professional.

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