[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
How can I upgrade from Vista Home edition to Window 7 Free?
Vista will not be supported with updates and I need to go to Windows 7.
The short answer is that there is no free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7.
The free upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 is the only time Microsoft has offered free operating system upgrades, and it is only available as a free upgrade until July 29, 2016.
Unfortunately, the free upgrade offer isn’t available for computers running Vista.
So, how can you upgrade to Windows 7? The best thing to do is first make sure your computer is in good shape with some hardware diagnostics. Once you know the computer is in good working condition, you can then purchase an upgrade and install Windows 7. Your local computer shop is a good place to start, but if you are comfortable doing the upgrade yourself, you can always find an upgrade version of Windows 7 in stores or online at places like Amazon.
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