Windows 7 Upgrade Chart

by Lee

Numerous feedbacks were posted online after a chart that was provided by Microsoft to a Wall Street Journal columnist was posted. The chart shows the upgrade path to Windows 7 from either XP or Vista.

It is a 66-cell matrix and only 14 of them indicate an “in-place” upgrade. This means that all the data and applications will remain untouch after the upgrade process. The other 52 cells show that users need to install their programs again and restore their data files once the upgrade is complete since the installation will completely wipeout those files.


About the Author

Lee is a computer enthusiast and technology writer.

Comments (2)

  • I had been “toying” with the idea of upgrading but this report has killed that idea.
    The thought of having to renew or reload, even if it still exits, old and trusted software sends shivers racing through my frame.

    BUT good luck to all that upgrade to Windows 7.

  • backgrounds says:

    windows 7 is the greatest windows OS yet. your article was well written i look forward to reading more of your posts!