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

by Microsoft Software
Windows 7 / Vista
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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  • Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions) lets you run Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode, recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network, connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely
  • 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
  • Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup

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System Requirements

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

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 19.2 x 13.8 cm ; 181 g
  • Delivery Destinations: Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
  • ASIN: B002DGS82G
  • Release Date: 22 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 914 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Pro 18 Feb. 2010
I have been looking forward to the release of this edition.
I refused to upgrate from Windowns XP Pro to Vista on such poor remarks from everyone so I jumped in on the first day of release and went for the Pro version again.

The advantage of the Pro version is, even for home users, is that you get so much more and if like me you have several computers and a newish TV that you can connect to a home network, the possibilities are much more broad.

With my kids and my wife and a dedicated 2nd comp for my website stuff we have a home network of 5 computers, we then have a Sony TV in the loungh which is connected to the network, even the Sony BlueRay DVD machine has a netword connection so this also is connected to the home network. (If you even look at the back of your Sky HD-TV box you will find a network connection for future expansion - so much more is being connected to other computers and linking together). Easily now I can pass files, photo, music whatever to my kids computers, you can connect a hard-drive to the network and everyone can back up files to it, even to an other computer in your kids bedroom easily. Dont ever let your comp go down now without at least 2 other backups in the house.

So apart from Win7 being just fantastic as a interface with your comp, this version after 3 weeks working with it is just so really really brill. Miles better than XP and that is still cracking!

The way I did my upgrade, well not an upgrade really but a total install from scratch.
Back up your documents/important files, I then did a format of the hard drive I was going to use to install Win7 onto so it would be fresh/new. Installed clean version of Win7 to the hard drive and then re-copied my documents and files back.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good OS but is installation from XP worth it? 16 Feb. 2013
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Well knowing that Microsoft are going to discontinue support of its XP operating system I had prepared myself for this by reading the bumph on it. You can download a program which analyse your XP system with programmes and thereby prepare the conversion. Also the Windows Easy Transfer is helpful. But.........
Yes, there always is a but and here it is. The conversion starts with using WET collecting all your private files into a readable file for Windows 7. The next step is to take a deep breath and put the Windows 7 installation disc into the drive. You have been adviced by the upgrade program to have your programme discs available along with codes etc. The advisor also tells you to choose the Custom and there by clean installation. Everything worked well up to this point! When the installation finishes the update sequence is supposed to start. Oh yeah, but with the Wi-Fi adaptor driver not working despite update I had to find an Ethernet cable to connect to the router. Now it starts to download updates by the minute! First crash! reboot and try again. More updates installed! This went on for a couple of days, but still crashing now and then. Of course Microsoft will have no reports on this as the reporting system cannot reoport back due to the system freezing! After having installed most of my progrmammes it was time to install the printers. My latest samsung CLP-320 worked fine, but my old faithful HP laserjet 4L would not as, despite the advisor saying otherwise, have no driver for Windows 7.
Well, long story! It is worth updating to Windows 7 as it is a very functional OS, but be prepared to lose out on old programmes and ancilliary devices. And take your time!!!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 24 Jan. 2010
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Seems to be a better product than is predecessor (Vista) which had a number of problems running older software. I don't think there are many benefits at the moment over Windows XP so if you are running XP satisfactorily then stick with it for a while yet.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than vista 24 Oct. 2009
Vista was a good operating system but had problems that could cripple ones head! This new Windows 7 version is a nice polished cleaner product that doesn't hog your system's memory and its directx 11 is a nice bonus as it enhances the graphics of your system. The install is an easy process, and a internet connection is needed to recieve any updates from microsoft. I did a upgrade install, which is an install from vista buissness to windows 7 proffessional, though a clean install option is given. Be sure to backup your system before you install(you need a external hard drive or lots of DVDs as backup takes up huge space) and the install software will check if your system can even install windows 7(which you should check before buying) and after a few minutes of checking any software conflicts, which a few came up (like itunes), the install process br=egan. This takes a couple of hours which you are not prompted to do anything so just leave it be as it installs. just make sure your system is not sceduled to go into standby or anything. After install i checked out the features which were great! stuff like the taskbar and windows media player looked cool and the system seemed faster doing things. Another thing new is the media center which is beyond cool and takes time seting up but its worth it. invest in a tv tuner and you reap its benefits.
overall great features like windows peek and shaking are alright if not heartstopping! windows flip 3D is still there along with other vista stuff. Great product!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Still using it I prefer it to Windows 8
Published 1 month ago by Toby M
4.0 out of 5 stars Disk version is better than downloads...
It's good to have the disk version these days. Much quicker than downloading software from EE Broadband.
Published 5 months ago by Peter Bould
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Exactly as described- brand new shrink wrapped
Published 5 months ago by hy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good service
Good service and product does what one expects of Microsoft
Published 6 months ago by H J Builders
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Does what it says on the box.
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great stuff
Published 8 months ago by T. A. Buchan
1.0 out of 5 stars Not an Upgrade from XP
This product does not upgrade from XP to Windows 7.

It is thus not correctly described by the vendor who describe it as an Upgrade Edition for XP or Vista. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael Spencer
4.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do everything
Does NOT upgrade Vista home premium.....
Does NOT upgrade Vista home premium.....
Does NOT upgrade Vista home premium..... Read more
Published 12 months ago by robbus maximus
5.0 out of 5 stars Vista Crash
I had no choice but to upgrade my P.C.'s O.S. as it was always crashing for no apparent reason. I am truly glad I chose to go with Win 7 Pro as for the first time in ages my P.C. Read more
Published 13 months ago by David J
3.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 upgrade
Awaiting the opportunity to install it and then can provide more substantial feedback.
I bought it as insurance against the demise of XP next year.
Published 15 months ago by K. Cook
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