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Does Windows7 Home Premium Upgrade package upgrade Vista Home

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Does Windows7 Home Premium Upgrade package upgrade Vista Home Basic
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Andy replied 7 years ago.
Hello !!

Are you talking about the "free" upgrade option ?

Or are you talking about buying the Windows 7 upgrade pack

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Buying the Windows7 Upgrade pack
Expert:  Andy replied 7 years ago.
Hello !!

I am sorry but as per current offer by Microsoft you cannot upgrade from Vista Home Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

But you can buy Windows 7 and do a clean install on that computer.

Feel free to ask any question or concern you may have. I will be glad to help you.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
According to Microsoft, the answer you have given me is not correct.
Microsoft says that those computors purchased prior to June 09 with Vista Home Basic installed, can be upgraded using the Windows7 Home Premium Upgrade.
Whilst I am somewhat disappointed with your reply, I will still pay you for your trouble.
Maybe the answer I received from Microsoft will be of assistance to you in future enquiries.
Expert:  Andy replied 7 years ago.
Hello !!

Can you please give me source for your information.

As per my source, Windows Vista Home Premium can be upgraded to Win 7 Home premium.

Vista Basic, purchase before or after June 09 does not matter.

I have opted out so that others can look into it too.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
My supplier of the Windows7 Home Premium Upgrade designed for Windows Vista, contacted Microsoft direct by phone and was advised that this product can be used to upgrade Windows Vista Home Basic.
The packaging states that "All editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista qualify you to upgrade."