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Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade

Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista
13 customer reviews

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  • This product includes both 32- and 64-bit versions for a single computer
  • Simplify everyday tasks by finding something instantly, comparing documents side-by-side, or opening your favorite file in just two clicks
  • Run many existing productivity and business programs designed for Windows XP-if not pre-installed, it can be downloaded free from Microsoft
  • Windows 7 Professional (includes 32 & 64-bit versions) lets you run Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode, recover data easily with automatic backups to your home or business network, connect to company networks effortlessly and more securely
  • Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation; start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
  • Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
  • Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV on your PC
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup

System Requirements

  • Platform: Windows 7 / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 19.2 x 13.8 cm ; 231 g
  • ASIN: B002DGS82G
  • Release Date: Oct. 22 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #617 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

Windows 7 Professional has everything you need for work and home, including all the Home Premium features you love and the business features your work demands.

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By B. G. Palin on Oct. 25 2009
Did the upgrade this past weekend. The upgrade was done on my HP G60-230CA laptop, which had Vista Home Premium on it. Upgrading to 7 Pro required a full install, but general wisdom indicates that's a good idea even if you can upgrade in-place.

I backed up my files and had installation disks ready for various software I would install. I started the installation process, and went for dinner. I came back to the computer and the install was finished. Much faster than an XP install in my experience. I didn't need to install any drivers - Win7 had loaded the appropriate bits on startup. This is a huge plus over XP and Vista. I proceeded to install my various software packages, and did much customizing. Haven't had one issue along the way. The wireless feature quickly found my network and the various connected devices.

Things I like in Windows 7:
-Good to go after installation, no searching for drivers
-Less intrusive UAC
-Plug-and-play USB devices are handled better than Vista did
-Broad customization options
-Aero flip, peek, snap
-XP mode reduces application compatibility issues
-Network backup

At this point, the only real con I have is the price: the Pro upgrade costs noticeably more than the Home Premium upgrade. However, I was prepared to pay, since I knew I wanted Pro for the higher-end features. If you are uncertain on needing Pro now, get the Home Premium, and you can do an anytime upgrade later.

After all that, my comment is this: if you need built-in network backup, XP Mode, or other Pro-level features, and are of a mind to spend the money, then go for it. If not, perhaps Home Premium is good enough for you.
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I installed an academic version of this Windows 7 professional upgrade on my HP G70-120EA and the following are the facts. I upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium and needed a custom install.
1. Start up and shut down were faster and the operating system works faster than Vista Home Premium. However it does not compare with any Mac OS I've used - eg. Cheetah, Snow Leopard.It's more like a repackaged slightly faster Vista.
2. The first problem I encountered was a "plugged in, not charging" error which required a google search and a fix from a forum site and now my laptop cannot sit on the bed for too long otherwise it goes back into this mode.
3. The HDMI output has no audio anymore and there is no clear fix as HP have not written a Windows 7 driver update for my computer. The HDMI video output is fine.
4. Google Chrome starts up almost imperceptibly slower than before but Internet Explorer starts up faster than on Vista. I think they browse at the same pace.
5. MSN Messenger (which inexplicably stopped working a month ago on Vista and mostly prompted my switch to W7) didn't work fully initially and I had to install a new audio driver from HP in order to get it to work.
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By JK47G2 on March 29 2010
Since the original announcement of Windows 7 in the works I've been keeping updated on this release. Originally, I wasn't very supportive of Windows 7 since it gave me the impression that it was just a money grabber since Windows 7 is very similar to that of Windows Vista. However, after continued reading and finally using the OS it's been an amazing release.

I originally thought that Windows Vista was good but I find that Windows 7 is far better in almost every regard. Windows Vista had a very rough start and it wasn't until SP1 where things started to improve. Even then it still has some notable issues which still have been largely ignored. Particularly with Windows 7 becoming the focal point.

The thing with Windows 7 is that even with it being without a service pack - it has very little problems. It runs stable, it's fast and very easy to install even when performing a clean install. In fact, it is possible to perform a clean install with upgrade media simply by booting from the disk and choosing a custom installation. Just make sure to have an OS preinstalled so it activates with ease. Otherwise, you will have to perform a registry hack or buy a full version instead. I know this since I own two upgrade copies for both my computers and have installed it through these methods without problems. Personally, I would not recommend an upgrade installation. If you want to get the most of the OS I would highly recommend a clean install. Even performing a clean install is quite a lot easier than installing Windows Vista. Most of the generic drivers installed automatically by Windows 7 during installation can get you by until you can install the appropriate drivers.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Almost Departed on Jan. 31 2010
Update to previous Comment:

I have previously given this product 2 stars due to drivers issues.

After using Windows 7 for a while now I have to admit that this is the best system that Microsoft has ever made; I figured why my system was crashing constantly and this was due to the drivers that Nvidia made for my card which were not properly set for Windows 7.

I upgraded my video card, a better Nvidia card, and never had any issues since.

This system is blazing fast! I love Windows 7.

The only cons I have are the following:

I wish I never bought Vista which has tainted my goodwill towards Microsoft.

I wish that I bought the full blown version instead of the upgrade due to the ease of installation of the full version since you can do a clean install without the need of a previous windows system being installed.

P.S. I still have a version of Vista which I still hate and I am not using.

Kudos to Microsoft for windows 7.
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