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# 175022 14-Jun-2015 19:29
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  # 1324578 14-Jun-2015 19:41
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do you have a question or is it just in the title?

what hardware are you running it on.

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  # 1324582 14-Jun-2015 19:46
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Exactly what I've been wondering. But now I need to figure out my hardware setup to see if it would work :(




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  # 1324585 14-Jun-2015 19:59
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"windows vista upgrade to win 7. Is it worth it, and how much?"

If really you want Windows 7, yes, it is a much better OS than Vista.

Win 7 Home Premium  NZD $150
Win 7 pro NZD $220

If you only want a step up to a free upgrade to Windows 10, then it's probably cheaper just to buy Win 10 outright.
(Assuming that your hardware will run Win 10)




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  # 1324587 14-Jun-2015 20:00
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This for our old pc,that Im using solely for internet tv.Just had a solid state hdd fitted.Have checked and pc can accept win 7 ultimate,or home edition.but wondering if its a step up

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  # 1324588 14-Jun-2015 20:04
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budgie14: This for our old pc,that Im using solely for internet tv.Just had a solid state hdd fitted.Have checked and pc can accept win 7 ultimate,or home edition.but wondering if its a step up


Win 7 Home would be an improvement. NZD $150.
Ultimate would be overkill (if you could get it)




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  # 1324606 14-Jun-2015 20:21
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Surely at this point though, it is better to just sign up for the windows insider program, download a copy of Windows 10 beta and put it on, then get the free upgrade to final. Windows 7 is just going to nag you to upgrade it anyway. If it is just an old PC, why spend the money on 7 only to upgrade it to 10 in a couple of months anyway.




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  # 1324716 15-Jun-2015 08:21
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you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines

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  # 1324742 15-Jun-2015 09:06
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nathan: you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines


Will there be a mechanism that allows me to enter my W7 key into my existing W10 preview install or will i need to reinstall W7 to then install a licensed copy of W10?

And back to OP...

I had an old as in 6~7yo laptop running vista (single core, 2gb ram etc) upgraded to W7, huge improvement, I tried the W10 preview and it seemed smoother/better than W7, either way you can't really go wrong!

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  # 1324771 15-Jun-2015 09:45
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You are correct, you will need a valid windows 7 or 8.x key. It seems some reporters got a bit carried away with a single tweet Gabe Aul made and didn't read his other tweet saying that you still need a valid license.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2921034/windows-10-preview-testers-will-get-a-free-upgrade-to-final-rtm-version.html the comments get it right, the reporter doesn't.

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  # 1324788 15-Jun-2015 10:19
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Wade:
nathan: you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines


Will there be a mechanism that allows me to enter my W7 key into my existing W10 preview install or will i need to reinstall W7 to then install a licensed copy of W10?

And back to OP...

I had an old as in 6~7yo laptop running vista (single core, 2gb ram etc) upgraded to W7, huge improvement, I tried the W10 preview and it seemed smoother/better than W7, either way you can't really go wrong!


did you upgrade your Win7 to Win10 preview?

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  # 1324836 15-Jun-2015 11:00
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nathan:
Wade:
nathan: you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines


Will there be a mechanism that allows me to enter my W7 key into my existing W10 preview install or will i need to reinstall W7 to then install a licensed copy of W10?

And back to OP...

I had an old as in 6~7yo laptop running vista (single core, 2gb ram etc) upgraded to W7, huge improvement, I tried the W10 preview and it seemed smoother/better than W7, either way you can't really go wrong!


did you upgrade your Win7 to Win10 preview?


No, was a fresh install so I think I may have just answered my own question :P





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  # 1324841 15-Jun-2015 11:07
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nathan: you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines


So you have two options:

1.  Upgrade to Win 7 Home ($150) with the option of a free upgrade to Windows 10 (or just stay with Win 7 if you prefer)
2.  Wait for Windows 10 and pay roughly the same amount for Win 10 Home

The first option has the advantage of a fall-back capability - if your old PC won't run on Win 10, you can go back to Win 7.




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  # 1324850 15-Jun-2015 11:21
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Sideface:
nathan: you can upgrade from Windows 10 Insider Previews to the July 29 release, but yes its only free for Windows 7SP1 and Windows 8.1 licensed machines


So you have two options:

1.  Upgrade to Win 7 Home ($150) with the option of a free upgrade to Windows 10 (or just stay with Win 7 if you prefer)
2.  Wait for Windows 10 and pay roughly the same amount for Win 10 Home

The first option has the advantage of a fall-back capability - if your old PC won't run on Win 10, you can go back to Win 7.


Have Microsoft given any pricing hints?

I was kind of hoping that W10 would be a lot cheaper (like OSX is) given that they are doing free upgrades for a massive chunk of the PC market anyway.

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