Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:19 UTC
Windows Now that Windows 7 has been out and about for a while, the first balance sheets regarding its success start popping up. Consumer helpdesk firm iYogi surveyed 100000 of their customers, and the results of that test paint a relatively positive picture for Microsoft's latest operating system release - but one problem point sticks out like a big eye sore.
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RE[2]: Comment by GiantTalkingCow
by bluedodo on Tue 15th Dec 2009 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by GiantTalkingCow"
bluedodo
Member since:
2006-03-26

You can't upgrade from XP you need to upgrade to Vista, then you can upgrade to 7.

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Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

You can't upgrade from XP you need to upgrade to Vista, then you can upgrade to 7.


Why would you use Vista (requiring a separate license) just to upgrade to 7?

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

You can't upgrade from XP you need to upgrade to Vista, then you can upgrade to 7.


Yes, I was aware of that (even before the attempt) - but only because I specifically looked up the upgrade requirements.

Initially, the Win7 installer itself (at least in the RC) gives every indication that you can upgrade from XP (I'm guessing it simply checked for *any* previous versions of Windows, regardless of version). It doesn't actually tell you that the upgrade won't work until you're 2 reboots and 15-20 minutes into the process.

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