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upgrading Vista Home Premium SP2 to Windows 7 ??
I would like to upgrade a Vista Home Premium w/SP2 32 bit System to Windows 7 whatever. I have DVD with Window 7 Professional Full version 32 bit w/SP1.
I want to perserve existing Programs, Files, Data & Settings.
The DVD says it included Windows Anytime Upgrade [whatever that means]
When I loaded the DVD it said it could not upgrade but could do a custom install [clearing all programs, files, data, etc.]
I have DVD with VISTA Ultimate [both 32 & 64 bit versions]
How can I accomplish my goal?
Thanks for your help
8/22/2022 - Mon
Vista Home (Basic or Premium) can't upgrade to 7 Pro. You can go to 7 Ultimate or 7 Home, but not from Home to Professional.
has a matrix of acceptable upgrade paths.
You might be able to work it by upgrading to Windows Vista Ultimate and then Windows 7 Pro, though.
You can buy Win7 and do an in-place upgrade to Win7 Home Premium - you cant go from Vista Home Premium to Win7 Pro without a complete re-install - in which case you may as well go for the 64bit version.
is there a special reason why you want to upgrade?
imo - Vista SP2 works as well...
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Yes, The VISTA Home Premium had problems. I was getting black screen and I found the fix to be turning off UAC. So I want to get to a system where UAC works properly.
then an upgrade is not the best solution
better repair vista first :
SFC in Vista
No problems running System File Checker - no integrity violations
ran Repair Vista - No problems reported.
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Using a Win 7 Home Premium DVD, I updated the Vista Home Premium. Seems to be OK
Thank you for your input
and is the UAC problem gone?
Yes, UAC problem is gone.
Thank you for your help
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