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Want to change from vista basic, to premium

I Have a new desktop w/ vista basic..and want to change to vista premium? do I need to buy a (vista premium package)? or do I need a (vista premium upgrade or any time upgrade)??...not sure wich one I need.. and is my computer compatible.

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Hi,

This is Vikram Kumar Thumu from India-Hyderabad. I checked the information on the issue.

Below is the recommended information by Microsoft... To install a Windows Vista Home Premium edition on your laptop you need to have below requirements for your Computer...


modern processor (at least 800MHz¹).
512 MB of system memory.
A graphics processor that is DirectX 9 capable.
1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor¹).
1 GB of system memory.
Support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum)², Pixel Shader 2.0 and 32 bits per pixel.
40 GB of hard drive capacity with 15 GB free space.
DVD-ROM Drive³.
Audio output capability.
Internet access capability.


For information please check information at :

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/windowsvista/buyorupgrade/capable.mspx

I hope this will resolve the issue for you...

if you have any queries on the issue, you can mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com, I will be glad to help you out.!!!!


Bye...

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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There is a tool which microsoft has that will detect which version of Vista, (premium, basic, business). You can download the tool. Or view the information here

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/37070041-1b90-4433-be0c-ab2855841b981033.mspx

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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    Terry Lynn Deschamps Feb 25, 2008

    You don't need to upgrade..it's only if you prefer to have the optional perks from another Vista....like business or premium.

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