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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista users (PC DVD), 1 User

by Microsoft Software
Windows 7 / Vista
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (525 customer reviews)
Price: £179.99
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  • Windows 7 Home Premium (includes 32-bit & 64-bit versions) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music--you can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV
  • Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation
  • Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
  • Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
  • UK English
  • Single license, 1 installation

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista users (PC DVD), 1 User + Windows 7 In Easy Steps + Windows® 7 Plain & Simple
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 Instruction Manual [600KB PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 19.2 x 13.8 cm
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B002DGS81C
  • Release Date: 22 Oct 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (525 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 193 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

This version of Windows 7 is designed as an upgrade from Windows Vista. If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will need to back up your files and settings, perform a clean install and then re-install your existing files, settings and programmes. Visit windows.microsoft.com/upgrade for important information.

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738 of 751 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Upgrading from Vista 26 Oct 2009
Having reached the point of almost tearing my hair out due to the sheer inadequacy of Vista, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to the 32-bit version of Windows 7.

The whole process ran very smoothly and only took around three hours from start to finish. However, the really amazing thing now is that I've yet to find an app that worked with Vista but doesn't work with W7. For my money, I now have a fast and stable box which no longer freezes at the drop of a hat and actually shuts down when asked.

So, on the one hand I'm left wondering why Microsoft didn't release a service pack for Vista which addressed all the faults that W7 seems to have fixed, whilst on the other, I'm thrilled to bits with Windows 7. Shame on you, Microsoft, for not supporting your Vista users.

Whilst certain differences in the new interface such as 'Libraries' may take some getting used to, if you're thinking of upgrading from the loathesome Vista, simply do not hesitate.
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157 of 160 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars faster than XP 30 Oct 2009
By Simon C
Verified Purchase
Upgraded from XP to Windows 7 in an afternoon as from XP you have to do a clean install. Windows PC transfer and upgrade advisor not really that useful. Upgrade advisor said the only issue was my network card. The reality was the network card works perfectly but my Zoom ADSL modem won't work as the software is incompatible. Windows PC transfer is a waste of time, you might just as well copy your files to a USB disc manually and export your browser settings. Photoshop Elements' catalogue didn't work as the file locations were different so this had to be imported from my backup. Windows Live Mail is different to Outlook Express so manually copying the emails, contacts and accounts was required.
Once everythings installed, Windows 7 works just great. It boots a little faster than XP but shuts down much faster. Takes about 650MB RAM with just the operating system and AVG anti virus running. Jump lists and the way the task bar works really speeds up everyday tasks and snapping windows side by side is very handy.
Well worth £65 and an afternoon's effort in upgrading.
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522 of 536 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Working Version Of Vista 3 Nov 2009
By Buff
If I had upgraded from XP, I would have given this product 5 stars, it really is a very good OS - easy to install, easy to use, every program seems to run on it first time (so far!) and there's some very nice new features.

So, it's perhaps a little harsh that I have only given it 3 stars, but that is purely because, in my mind, I already bought this product 2 years ago when I bought a new desktop with Vista installed. There is very little to differentiate it from Vista, apart from one big thing - it works!

My experience with Vista wasn't all that bad, but I have had constant explorer freezes over recent months and since August, Windows Update hasn't worked at all and therefore upgrading (or re-installing XP) was my only option (I'd tried to fix the problems without any luck). I therefore justified the cost, especially as I thought I might be getting something new as well.

£80 (or £65 through Amazon) is a lot of money to have to spend because the previous product didn't work. I'm not sure any other company would get away with this - if you'd bought a brand new car and it constantly didn't work and repairs didn't help, would you just buy a newer version!?!

Anyway, I did, and I'm happy that it works, happy I got a good price through Amazon, but not happy with Microsoft for not just releasing a further service pack - for this is all this product really is.

As previously mentioned, there are some nice new features (especially if you are coming from XP). The Aero interface is nice to look at, they've added the Snap, Peek and Shake features since Vista, which are all ok, but nothing groundbreaking.
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54 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Upgrade 7 Dec 2009
Verified Purchase
Wow! After my nightmare experience with Vista I was apprehensive to say the least! However, I followed the advice, checked my system, put in the Windows 7 upgrade disk and off it went. No problems at all and still perfect after several weeks. What a difference. I recommend it to all who found Vista too hard to handle, it is much cleaner, less "clever" for the sake of it and much easier for the technically inexperienced to manage. Money well spent. But what to do now I don't have to fix Vista every five minutes?
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista users (PC DVD)
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Edition 16 Nov 2009
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My PC with Vista was grinding to a halt and crashing regularly. This had become more and more frequent and I was about to bin it and switch to a Mac. I thought after reading the hype about Windows 7 that I would try it and see if it improved my digital life. At the price offered on Amazon, it was a much cheaper option.

I made a clean install, (recommended), which went smoothly and quickly. No hiccups at all. Make sure you back up all your important files on an external drive or similar first. Keep all your program discs handy for reinstalling software and licence keys.

I was amazed at how fast my PC is running with Windows 7. It's fast, much faster than Vista ever could be. It found all my devices and drivers for all my peripherals and I am now wondering how I put up with Vista for so long. My hard drive is now quieter as 7 does not stress it as much as Vista did. It starts up and shuts down quickly now.

I had read that some initial installations had problems but I did not experience any. I think Microsoft have sorted those out now.

If you are a Vista user and having similar problems then you must consider this upgrade.

I am mad that Microsoft did not offer Vista users a cheaper or free update for the pain they have caused us. I would have given 5 stars as this is a great product but I am only giving 4 stars for having to pay Microsoft for another OS.

I highly recommend this to Vista users who are suffering as I did. This is how an OS should be. In the background causing no trouble.
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