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

A) Windows XP Professional

B) Windows Vista Business

C) Windows Vista Enterprise

D) Windows XP Professional (x64)

E) The best part about in-place upgrades is that you don’t have to go out

The answer: B) Windows Vista Business

Windows Vista Business is the only OS edition in this list that can be upgraded to Windows 7 with an in-place upgrade, leaving all of the configurations and applications intact after the install is complete. No Windows XP versions can be directly upgraded 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.