Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 then to Windows 10?

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July 29, 2015 at 14:36:54
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
Can you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without having Windows 8 on your system? I have a PC with Vista 64-bit Ultimate so I would need to install Windows 7 and it's updates before going ahead with Windows10.

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#1
July 29, 2015 at 15:31:13
It's possible, but you'd want to make sure your hardware is compatible.

I found this

http://www.howtogeek.com/220996/wha...


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#2
July 29, 2015 at 16:18:36
If is is as old as Vista it is possible that your hardware is not compatible so you will not be offered the upgrade after you go through the trouble of installing Windows 7. Check the link provided above and check on your system's site to see if there are hardware drivers for your system for Windows 10 listed, if not then probably not. The only other way to find out is to install Windows 7 and then do all recommended Windows Updates and see if you get the "Get Windows 10" icon on your tray. If it is there after all updates then you are good, if it is not there then probably not.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
July 31, 2015 at 19:54:12
I read the article. It is a very good article! I failed to mention that I plan to install Windows 7 on a separate partition and leave Vista as is. You see when I built this computer it was my intention to make it a multi boot. I will have Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 10. But now you have me thinking about the hardware. I quess this needs further research and each component would have to be analyzed. I have an ATI All in Wonder video card and a SATA hard drive. Funny you should mention hardware since when Vista came out that was everybodys issue; except I built this computer and put Vista on it as the first OS. I did not upgrade.

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#4
August 1, 2015 at 09:05:11
Of course, upgrading a Windows Vista PC to Windows 10 will cost you. seems $119 for a boxed copy of Windows 10. So you have to consider whether $119 for a Windows 10 license is really worth it.

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#5
August 1, 2015 at 12:14:47
Actually it is $119 for Windows 10 Home edition or $199 for Windows 10 Pro. Either edition may be purchased in store or download directly from M$ site. If downloaded M$ will email the product key to the Purchaser

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#6
August 1, 2015 at 17:14:03
I thought the full version was free. Now I realize it's only the upgrade! Anyway, take a look at this article: http://www.zdnet.com/article/window...
It appears you will need a new processor to run Windows 10! At least I will. I have an Intel Core 2 Duo. This processor has SSE2 capablility but not the other things listed. I am disappointed because my system has a 1TB hard drive and I was going to load each new version of Windows as it came out. So much for those plans! Looks like I'm going to have to settle for just Windows 7 as the second OS on a new partition and use the rest of the drive for data.

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