Microsoft reveals upgrade paths for Windows 7
Windows users wondering if you'll be able to pop in a shiny new Windows 7 disc, push the Install button, and watch as your computer is upgraded while leaving your data and programs in place, rejoice; Microsoft has released the official list of supported Windows 7 upgrade paths. Here are the highlights:
- Windows XP and below users are out of luck. You must have Windows Vista SP1 or newer to upgrade to Windows 7.
- You can't upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista Starter Edition.
- If you're upgrading from Windows Vista, you must upgrade to one of the standard Windows 7 SKUs (meaning you can't upgrade to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E.)
- Windows Vista's "Business" SKU is now called "Professional" in Windows 7. Don't be alarmed when you can't find Windows 7 "Business" on the shelves.
[via Windows 7 News]