Is it possible to go from Vista Home Premium to 7 Professional?
As a student, that's the only upgrade package that Microsoft offers on the student pricing store section. I need both 7 and Office to do some of my college classes. Plus, Vista is getting kind of old.
Yes, its very easy.
Okay, was just making sure. Again, it's the only package that they had so I had to ask before I spent 80-100 bucks on an OS upgrade and then finding out it doesn't work. Thanks.
As long as they're both 32-bit, or 64-bit, yes. As far as I'm aware there's no upgrade option to go from 32 to 64-bit, or visa versa.
I bought a 64bit 7 upgrade to go over my 32bit Vista and didn't realise but you can get around it by double installing the 64bit 7 you just need to have the previous windows data on the drive. Now this may not ethical as such but as I paid for both Vista and Win 7 I think I'm in my rights to do so.
Running 64bit Windows Vista Home Premium...sooo...an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64bit will be smooth sailing?
BUT (=p), I'd recommend doing a clean install anyway. You'll only get around 60% of the performance increase you'd expect if you upgrade. I don't have the link, but some site did a comparison between a fresh install and an upgrade, and that's what they found.