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01-10-2009 06:18 AM
I JUST BOUGHT A REFURBISHED HP LAPTOP WITH VISTA ON IT. IT was delivered yesterday. Now I hear that Vista is being pulled and replaced by
Will Hp or Microsoft upgrade my system for free......do I want Windows 7?
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01-10-2009 07:55 AM
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01-10-2009 03:52 PM
Win 7 will be out later this year maybe by 4th quarter. Microsoft has released information about their Windows 7 Upgrade Program. The most interesting detail would probably be that the program begins July 1st 2009.
Starting from July 1, anyone who purchases a PC with a qualified edition of Windows Vista will be eligible for a free upgrade. What this means is only the following upgrade paths would be available for those who purchase a Vista PC after July 1st:
- Windows Vista Home Premium Edition -> Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
- Windows Vista Business Edition -> Windows 7 Professional Edition
- Windows Vista Ultimate Edition -> Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
01-11-2009 11:10 AM
01-11-2009 11:57 AM
It's likely to mean that Vista comes with a driver for that graphics card, and neither XP nor Windows 7 do. You may have to check with the manufacturer of that graphics card to see if they have versions of the driver for the other two.
Also, Windows 7 is still in beta test, and may not have its final list of drivers included yet.
02-25-2009 05:12 AM
06-07-2009 08:51 AM
Any idea on when HP will provide free upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista on new machine purchases?
As far as a "FREE" upgrade....If you already own a computer with Windows Vista you won't receive a free/discounted Windows 7 license.
If you buy a computer after June 26th, you may be eligible for the free/discounted Windows 7 upgrade. [See here for more information]
09-28-2009 01:42 AM