Microsoft’s XP to Windows7 “Upgrade”

June 9, 2009

At Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans we interact with Microsoft business clients on a daily basis.  Yesterday’s news of Microsoft’s upgrade program scheduled to begin June 26 brought its share of comments.  Upgrade programs are used to alleviate pent-up demand of PCs between the time a product is announced and the time a product is shipped.

Microsoft was sued last year by consumers who purchased XP PCs as “Vista Capable” before the release of Vista.  Much to everyone’s chagrin, the “Vista Capable” PC could not successfully run Vista.  One might assume Microsoft will make significant effort to recover from the Vista debacle with Windows 7.

Most of Onsite Computer’s business clients still use XP / Server 2003.  Of interest to XP users is the possibility of reduced prices to entice an XP to Windows 7 upgrade.  As we discussed in the past, an in-place upgrade from XP to Windows 7 is not possible.  Existing XP users will purchase Windows 7 at a reduced rate, and must perform a clean install to use Windows7.

Many allege Windows 7 is considerably easier to use than Vista. Windows 7 also includes new features like support for touch screens and tools that improve desktops searches and file transfers from PC-to-PC.  Stay tuned as Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans continues our coverage of Windows 7.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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