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Upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate?

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February 4, 2012 8:45:38 PM

is there anyway I can upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate from Windows Vista Home Premium without losing all my files? (I have a lot of licensed software on hard drive that I don't want to lose)

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February 4, 2012 8:50:01 PM

Hello TroungPham93;

You can do an in-place-upgrade from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32bit version.
Or Vista 64bit to Windows 7 64bit.

What feature of Win7 Ultimate do you need that isn't in Win7 Home Premium?
You don't want to pay for features you don't really need.
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February 4, 2012 9:11:01 PM

I'm not sure what the features are but my reason for upgrading is for gaming. I remember reading a article somewhere that said there's a 5 fps increase in gaming when you upgrade to Win7 from Vista.
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February 4, 2012 9:18:58 PM

Home Premium will have less background stuff running.
Ultimate's extra features, if used, will likely get you less gaming performance.

It won't be as much as 5 FPS improvement in all games and hardware combos.
Probably less in most.
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February 4, 2012 9:53:36 PM

I decided to go with Win7 Home Premium 64 Bit, thanks for the help WR2! :D 
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February 4, 2012 9:53:46 PM

Best answer selected by TroungPham93.
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February 4, 2012 10:00:07 PM

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