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6 responses to “Your Ransom to Break Free of Vista: $50 Win7 Upgrade – Catch it While You Can”

  1. SteveShu

    Is it true that the Vista to Win7 path is not a typical upgrade? That is, instead of having the system update while preserving files, one must make a backup because the update actually is an overwrite of the drive … Anyway, not sure what the deal is, but people may want to double-check …see CNET UK

  2. Windows 7 Rollout - That Deer in the Headlights Feeling | Electronic Cash News @

    [..] (seeCloud Ave’s posting for more opinions on the Microsoft Windows 7 roll-out and Windows Vista’s transition). I see the inedible that I will have to fork over money for the Microsoft Windows 7 upgrade even though in reality Microsoft is just getting Windows Vista [..]

  3. Zoli Erdos

    Steve,

    I can’t talk to the European situation, but here in the US I believe you CAN upgrade Vista to Win7, although my preference will be a fresh install, to get rid of all the Vista junk forever.

    It will likely take me a full day, but worth the one-time pain.

  4. The Elusive Windows 7 Upgrade… | CloudAve

    [..] Dell (and HP) charges $30 for Home Premium, Lenovo $49 (incidentally theransom I paid to escape from Vista-prison).  [..]

  5. Conspiracy Theory: the Vista-ization of Windows 7 has Started…

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  6. Conspiracy Theory: the Vista-ization of Windows 7 has Started…

    [...] that Vista would turn out to be such a disaster, that millions of Vista victims would end up paying the ransom to get out of the trap and get the version of the OS that actually works: Windows [...]