Seamlessly upgrade your Microsoft® Windows 7 with Windows Anytime Update
As you might probably know, Windows 7 comes in many versions which are tailored keeping different types of users in mind. The rationale behind this is that a student probably wouldn’t need advanced security features like encryption as much as a businessman would, similarly computers used by organizations would probably need better connectivity features than an average home user. The four versions in which Windows 7 is provided are: Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate.
Now, what if you bought a Home Basic edition or maybe it came bundled with your system and you wish to upgrade it? What are your options then? If you’re thinking lengthy procedures like formatting the disk, reinstalling the operating system, and backup and migration of data – you’re in for a surprise.Â Windows 7 gives you the option to upgrade to any of its higher versions without any of that. That’s right, you could upgrade from Home to Professional in as little as ten minutes! Upgrading your operating system does not get simpler or less hassle free than this.
You can buy the needed Windows Anytime Upgrade key from your favorite electronic store and use that key to complete the process of upgrading. You may also upgrade any variant of 32-bit Windows to any higher variant of 32-bit Windows. However, you cannot shift from a 32-bit copy of Windows to a 64-bit and vice versa. If you’re confused about whether your hardware will or will not support a higher version of Windows 7, you may use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor website to run a test and assure yourself. Here’s something you need to know though – once you upgrade, you cannot downgrade to your previous version without a reinstallation.
For those of you interested, here’s how to go about getting this done:
- Click on the ‘Start’ button
- Search for ‘anytime upgrade’ in the search bar
- Click on ‘Windows Anytime Update’
- Follow through with the instructions