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5.0 out of 5 stars Good product as described, 24 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Microsoft FQC-04649 - MICROSOFT WIN 7 PRO SP1 64B 1PK DVD EN (Software)
I would only describe myself as competent at dealing with this kind of thing, definitely not an expert but I had no problems dealing with it... I half expected the installation to drag out into a full days worth of hassle, in reality it probably only took up about 2-3 hours of my time

One thing I hadn't understood until embarking on the update is that you need to do a full fresh installation- you can't use it to do "Anytime Upgrade" or just leave all your existing documents and settings untouched - you will be re-formatting the hard drive as part of the process. Luckily for me this was not a major issue

When I realised this i emailed for help, and got a very swift response and some links to some useful youtube videos, so thanks for that guys

All in all recommended, and worthwhile on saving the best part of £120 - the "fully approved" upgrade route is about £180

One word of warning - 2 computers will be essential. Your existing machine will have all the drivers and software required to run all the components such as DVD drive, usb ports, bluetooth, and most importantly the ethernet and LAN equipment allowing you to use the internet and your router- so you wont be going "online" to collect all these bits and pieces until you can actually "get online". My ASUS laptop had excellent resources from the manufacturer and I was able to collect all the drivers in one fairly simple process from their website - I suspect other people might not be so lucky. A usb drive and other means of getting online will be essential to collect these drivers, and transfer them across to your freshly installed machine
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