I have windows vista home edition because I find it slow, can I switch to windows 7__

I have windows vista home edition because I think it's slow, can I upgrade to windows 7


You can upgrade to Windows 7 If you buy.


Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

http://TechNet.Microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd772579 (WS.10) .aspx

Railways upgrade to Windows 7 at the link above.


Windows 7 Hardware/Software Compatibility Center.

For any question on Windows 7:


Link above is Windows 7 Forum for questions on Windows 7.

Windows 7 questions should be directed to / stationed there.

You are in the Vista Forums.

See you soon.

Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner

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