I have 3 PCs installed with XP O/S, which is due to be not supported by Microsoft this coming April. I would like to "upgrade" these PCs to Windows 7 Home Premium rather than re-installing them from scrap, as well as their Applications. However the Windows 7 Home-Premium FULL version, including its SP1, is being sold much cheaper than its "upgrade" counter parts in most on-line sits. So my basic question is:
Can a Windows 7 Home-Premium FULL version be used as an "upgrade version" by just slotting it into my bootable optical drive of each XP PCs, and there will be a special Menu to guide me through? My gut feeling is this is NOT possible otherwise Microsoft wouldn't be selling a separate "Upgrade Version" as well.
Intel E4300 OC with 2GB RAMs,Speedtouch 585 Modem/Router and Windows XP Pro
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