Windows 7 Upgrade Considerations

Depending on the version of Windows you’re currently running, installing Windows 7 on your PC may be a lengthy process. Run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to make sure your PC can run Windows 7, and then review the information below prior to buying or installing Windows 7 on your PC.

Use this chart to determine whether you should do an upgrade or custom (clean) installation.

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To upgrade an earlier operating system than Windows XP (for example, Windows 95 or Windows 2000) you will need to purchase a full license of Windows 7 and perform a custom installation.