Everyone wants to upgrade!

Which of these operating systems can be directly upgraded to Windows 7 Professional with an in-place upgrade?

A) Windows XP Media Center

B) Windows Vista Business

C) Windows XP Professional

D) Windows Vista Ultimate

E) Operating system upgrades should include chocolate

The answer: B) Windows Vista Business

To perform an in-place upgrade, the new operating system edition needs to closely match the existing operating system. For Windows 7 Professional, the most compatible in-place upgrade would be from Windows Vista Business. Unfortunately, there is no direct in-place upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Want to know more? Watch “Windows Upgrade Paths.”

Now that you’re running the Windows operating system, what happens when it’s time to upgrade? In this video, you’ll learn about upgrading Windows and the options you’ll have to upgrade to Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.