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.