Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

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Thinking of upgrading to Windows 7?  If so, you should read this article by Microsoft. This document outlines supported and unsupported upgrade paths for editions of the Windows® 7 operating system. Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios • Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported: • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista® RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS • Windows NT® Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server® 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2 • Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported. • Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported. • Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7…
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Windows 7, XP, & Vista – Networking computers running different versions of Windows

Windows 7, XP, & Vista – Networking computers running different versions of Windows

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If you’ve previously set up a home network using computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista, you’ll find that setting up a network with a mix of computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 is similar. There are a few important differences though, and understanding what's different can help you avoid problems. In this article you'll find important information about: What's changed since Windows XP and Windows Vista If all computers on your network are running Windows 7, create a homegroup If your network contains computers running different versions of windows, put all computers in the same workgroup Set the network location to Home or Work Make sure your firewall allows file and printer sharing Turn on additional file and printer sharing options Consider using password-protected sharing To…
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