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Windows 7 is a very good upgrade from XP or VISTA
on 26 November 2014
IMPORTANT: Windows 7 is a very good upgrade from XP or VISTA. I have upgraded a couple of our computers this way during the last year. On 18.Nov.2014 I ordered another copy to upgrade from XP for a friend of ours. After hours of downloads the software finally installed, but the important 'validation' process was blocked by Microsoft. I have returned the software DVD and Amazon's excellent returns policy means I should soon get a refund. However - checking on the MS site today, to confirm the final support dates for their OS software, they give 31.Oct.2014 as the final installation date for Windows 7 as OEM/preinstalled software. Which, as I understand it, means that any copy of Windows 7 not installed by 31st October will not be validated by Microsoft. At least this is my interpretation of the situation. It would be wise, before thinking of a new purchase of Windows 7 as an upgrade, to check the situation regarded final install dates for yourself.