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

by Microsoft Software
Windows 7 / Vista
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade Package
  • 1 PC
  • 32/64-bit
  • English
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System Requirements

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

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 19.2 x 13.8 cm ; 82 g
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  • ASIN: B002DGS83K
  • Release Date: 22 Oct. 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 956 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

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  • Manual

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    54 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Best Windows to date 16 Mar. 2010
    I recently bought a new Dell PC with Windows 7 installed and I decided to upgrade one of my existing PC's. This was partly because I liked it so much and partly because I thought it might be easier to manage our home network. I could have probably managed with Professional or even Home Premium and saved a considerable sum of money.
    The target PC was a HP Pavilion Slimline s3621uk Desktop PC, Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200, NVIDIA nForce 630i chipset 256MB dedicated memory, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Vista Home Premium) with 3GB Ram and Vista Home premium. Microsoft have said that any PC running Vista should be good for Windows 7 but I ran the compatibility test anyway with no reported issues. The next decision was whether to do a custom install or a straight upgrade. I decided to go for the custom option which basically wipes the slate clean and loads a fresh copy of Windows 7.
    The execution was very straightforward. I backed up my documents, most of which were on the 250GB media drive which served as my documents. It was just a case of mopping up a few stray files from the desktop.
    After inserting the 32-bit Setup disc, which is fine for a PC with 4GB of memory or less, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are included, you are presented with the install options. You are also given the option to download updated setup files if your internet is available. In my case this was via a wireless connection and presented no problems. From what I had been hearing I was preparing myself for a lengthy process.
    The whole process was completed in less two hours. This included several restarts. My input was only required towards the end to select regional options and create a user account and password.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Big improvement on Vista 14 Aug. 2010
    Recently upgrade to the 64bit edition of this version of Windows 7. Previously had Vista Ultimate and was having all kinds of stability problems - USB device issues, wireless connections dropping, freeze ups with graphic intensive apps....it goes on (and yes, all my drivers were up to date and regularly used Windows Update). Now, been running with Windows 7 for almost a month now and all these problems look to be a thing of the past. Well pleased :)

    The upgrade process itself went smoothly - opted for the clean install.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Finally!! A Windows OS to be proud of! 1 Nov. 2010
    By Dusty
    I was VERY unsure about going to W7 seeing as I was so frustrated with Vista. I really didn't want to spend my hard cash on another white elephant.

    However, I now realise that it's the little things in life that make you happy. :)

    The first thing I encountered in W7 that made me REALLY happy are the desktop wallpaper options.... I know I know, that's not exactly important to most people. But to me it's a real blessing. You don't just have Strech(pointless option), Centre and Tile, but you have have "Fit"! meaning you can keep the aspect ratio on an image, but have it fit your screen, no matter how big it is! I know, I know, I'm a geek, but I've been waiting for that feature since Win 95!!! I'm a serial wallpaper changer! what can I say! :) Not just that but the dynamic slide show wallpaper was not expected but VERY welcome! I have my recent photos of my baby boy cycling my desk top now.

    Aesthetics aside, there is also the speed of the thing! It's MUCH faster! and you don't get so much clutter all over the place! and random pop-ups are almost a thing of the past. Booting is faster, and shut down works much better!

    There are tons of other handy features, such as the re-invented task bar.

    Ability to change the UAC to be less annoying or more secure is a massive bonus. Catering for the paranoid and those that just don't care alike. :)

    If you have Vista, trust me! you will be glad to get rid of that camel with only 3 legs, and get yourself W7.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Ultimate, upgrade for XP & Vista 27 Nov. 2011
    By Izzy
    I went for Windows 7 "Ultimate" edition purely because of the XP features and the many different languages(dictionaries & spellings) which are important to me..

    Windows 7 is such an improvement!!! Much faster than Vista!
    Very easy to "clean" install, which is better than the ordinary "upgrade", because you start from scratch without any remaining old files and folders.
    (Go to Microsoft website for help with "Clean install Windows 7" and print out)

    Once installed you have to download the XP feature from the Microsoft website..(it's not "build in" on the Windows Ultimate CD!
    You also have to download the "Windows Essential" package, which includes Mail and Moviemaker.

    Moviemaker now includes codecs for AVCHD files...meaning that I can view & edit videos taken on my Panasonic video camera, without converting the files first.

    The sidebar (Vista) has gone, but you can still have the same gadgets anywhere on your desktop...apart from the stockmarket one .

    The XP feature...;-)
    I have installed all my older applications, incl. FrontPage 2002, Office 2002,
    Coral Draw 12, Nero 8, Mailwasher 6 and several others WITHOUT using the XP feature and they all work!!
    According to Microsoft's "Compatibility site" they shouldn't work without the XP feature.....
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars If you can afford it, buy it
    The best version of the then best operating system
    Published 14 days ago by SteveInLondon
    3.0 out of 5 stars A long wait for something that was disappointing
    This product arrived on time and I had waited for this product to upgrade the normal Vista on my laptop. Once upgraded, my system sadly never worked properly again. Read more
    Published on 13 April 2013 by Phil B
    3.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Upgrade Edition
    This is the logical upgrade from earlier Windows versions and is very user-friendly. There should not be any major problems applying the update
    Published on 18 Jan. 2013 by John King
    1.0 out of 5 stars Ilegal Microsoft windows 7 Ultimate upgrade for Vista Users
    The product supplied ran for 18 months without problem until one day I got a message from Microsoft that this software was illegal. Read more
    Published on 9 Jan. 2013 by BL
    1.0 out of 5 stars Ultimate nonsense
    I've been using Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit) for many years and never complained about it, it was near perfect. Read more
    Published on 1 Dec. 2012 by Avis
    4.0 out of 5 stars Why Choose Windows 7 Ultimate?
    I purchased this product to upgrade my existing pc, from windows vista. I had another hard drive inside the pc with XP on it. Read more
    Published on 30 Jun. 2012 by A. Adams
    5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Upgrade Edition for Vista
    I have done a few Windows re-installs and upgrades and this was the simplest. I upgraded from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate. Read more
    Published on 19 Aug. 2011 by Mr. James Whyte
    5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade
    Top class software exactly as expected from Amazon, swiftly delivered, & with the bonus of a special offer price on Norton 360 making the purchase even better. Read more
    Published on 14 Jun. 2011 by JD
    5.0 out of 5 stars Microsoft Windows 7
    Microsoft Windows 7 yea its good Slick & Fast it does everything you would want it has it all if your thinking of getting a new O'S. Then i would recomend this as it is GR8.
    Published on 9 Jun. 2011 by J. Doherty
    3.0 out of 5 stars Average Product
    I was led to believe that Windows 7 will make our lives - Oh so much easier. mmmmmmm my life is being made American. Certainly not easier with this system. Read more
    Published on 17 April 2011 by Markwickman
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