One can give a number of reasons on why should a XP or Vista user upgrade to Windows 7.
Tons of positive reviews have been written on Windows 7 ever since the first beta was released back in January 2009.
The company warned recently that mainstream support for Windows 7 will be coming to an end early next year.
Microsoft is hoping to have all of its users migrate to Windows 8.1, the latest version of its Windows operating system.
To do this, go back to the Start menu and enter the Charms bar.
Next, select Settings, followed by the "Change PC settings" option, and click on Windows Update.
If you navigate your way through the confusing maze of Windows licensing rules, you'll find that the best deals go to PC manufacturers, which means you'll find the best new and refurbished PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled and ready to run.
If you just need the software, you can still buy Windows 7 software in shrink-wrapped retail and OEM packages, sometimes at prices that are literally too good to be true.
But Windows 10 will certainly run on those Windows Vista PCs.
I will be focusing only on Vista to Windows 7 upgrade steps that you need to know before starting the actual upgrade process.
To check the Windows 7 compatibility with your system, please use Windows 7 upgrade advisor.
Then, select the large "Update to Windows 8.1 for free" tile in the Windows Store.
If this option isn't available, you may have to update your PC to the latest Windows patch.
Microsoft is charging 9 for a boxed copy of Windows 10 you can install on any PC. You might have used — or still be using — the Windows 10 preview as a “Windows Insider.” Microsoft has made some confusing statements, but the reality is that you won’t be able to upgrade to the final release of Windows 10 unless you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 license. However, it seems you can continue using preview releases of Windows as a Windows Insider.