Microsoft to offer XP-to-Windows 7 upgrades

Posted by spy on February 7 2009, 7:16 AM. Posted in Windows XP, Windows 7.

 Microsoft Tuesday confirmed that it will sell what it calls "upgrades" for Windows 7 to users running the aged Windows XP operating system.Those users, however will have to do a "clean" installation of Windows 7, meaning that all data on the machine will be lost."Regarding XP, customers can purchase upgrade media and an upgrade license to move from Windows XP to Windows 7," a company spokeswoman said in an e-mail Tuesday morning. "However, they will need to do a clean installation of Windows 7."In a follow-up reply to questions, the spokeswoman fleshed out what Microsoft means by upgrade. "The 'upgrade' part is referring to the license," she said. "You will be able to get the discounted 'upgrade' license, but it will include full bits."

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