or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
SoftwareCW Add to Cart
$336.25 + Free Shipping
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Old Version]

by Microsoft
Windows 7
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (907 customer reviews) 166 answered questions

Price: $336.25 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 8 left in stock.
Sold by ZAMBOO and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, April 21? Choose Two-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Looking for Windows 7 Home Premium sold by Amazon.com?
Microsoft no longer offers Windows 7 Home Premium fully packaged retail product (FPP). If you're confident in your installation abilities and don't need Microsoft Technical Support, Amazon sells Windows 7 Home Premium System Builder OEM 64-Bit. Otherwise, Microsoft retail product has transitioned to Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version.
There is a newer version of this item:
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version 2.8 out of 5 stars (279)
$113.99
In Stock.

Product Features

  • Share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music--you can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV
  • Start programs faster and more easily, and quickly find the documents you use most often
  • Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8
  • Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup
  • Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation
Not sure if you need the upgrade version or the full version? You can purchase the Upgrade version of Windows 7 if you're currently running Windows Vista or Windows XP on your PC. If you're not running Windows XP or Windows Vista on your PC, you'll need to purchase the Full version of Windows 7.

Already running Windows 7? Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as 10 minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.


System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 7
  • Media: Software
  • Item Quantity: 1

Frequently Bought Together

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade [Old Version] + Windows 7 Quick Reference Guide (Cheat Sheet of Instructions, Tips & Shortcuts - Laminated Card) + Windows 7 For Dummies Book + DVD Bundle
Price for all three: $355.93

Buy the selected items together


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002DHLUWK
  • Item model number: GFC-00020
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 25, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (907 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Offers a rich dynamic entertainment experience on your PCEasily create a home work and share all of your favorite photos videos and musicSpecify exactly what you want to share from each PC with all the PCs in the Home GroupWatch pause and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you wantEasily change backgrounds window colors and sounds to reflect your personal style; can even turn your desktop into a slide show of your favorite photosGet impressive new features such as Web Slices which lets you track information such as auction items sports scores and weather reports without revisiting a siteRight-click the relevant program icon (such as Word) on your taskbar and Jump List will show your most recent frequently used and pinned Word documentsJust open Windows Media Player right-click on what you'd like to hear select Play To and you'll see a list of devices and PCs on which you can play your musicPlatform support: PCLicense type: Version UpgradeRequires 1GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processorRequires 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB (64-bit) hard driveRequires 1GB RAM (32-bit) or 2GB RAM (64-bit)Requires DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM 1.0 or later driverRequires DVD/CD drive

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
823 of 835 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best if you Plan Ahead November 1, 2009
Verified Purchase
Windows 7 Home Premium is the best version to choose for older machines and/or simpler networks. The "Backup" offered in 7 Pro can be done easily with free tools, and unless you need complex networking, 7 has what it takes to manage a home network. Last, the 'XP Mode' promised in 7 Pro and above will only work on hardware new enough to support "Virtualization Technology" (stop by Microsoft's website to learn more). This isn't the same as "XP Compatibility Mode", which you will still have for all versions of Windows 7 (there's a great video explanation of this on CNET's website in their Windows 7 Center at CNET TV).

Some very important things you need to know about upgrading:

1) There are two types of upgrade: "in-place" (where a Vista machine upgrades to 7 and you get to keep all your programs) and "clean" (where you lose all your old programs and settings).
2) Anyone going from XP to 7 will have to go "clean".
3) Anyone going from a different Vista to 7 (for example, Vista Home to 7 Pro, or Vista Ultimate to 7 Home) will also have to go "clean".

If you have to do 2) or 3), all is not lost--I'll explain in a moment.

Before you even buy 7 for your machine, stop by Microsoft's website for two things:

a) download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. Run it with every device connected to the machine that you'll ever want to use in 7. It'll thoroughly examine your machine for any roadblocks and give you good advice about upgrading.
b) Go to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center and double-check anything that came up negative in the Upgrade Advisor (or didn't show up at all). This site lists detailed compatibility info on a LOT of different devices.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
974 of 1,018 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the Wait October 22, 2009
I'll admit, I've been running Windows 7 for six months now: the preproduction version of it and have just upgraded to the gold code. So I have quite a bit of experience with the operating system. Let's get to the nitty gritty:

Should you upgrade from Windows Vista? YES! I mean it - upgrade today.
Windows 7 is quite simply faster, more stable, boots faster, goes to sleep faster, comes back from sleep faster, manages your files better and on top of that it's beautiful to look at and easy to use. Even the preproduction version of Windows 7 was better than my Vista with SP2.

Should you upgrade from Windows XP? Maybe, but for different reasons.
XP is a good operating system and if you don't need to add new hardware or software, XP is good. However, XP is old as an operating system. Also chances are that if you're running XP, you might not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7 - check the compatibility site at Microsoft to see if your system will support Windows 7. That said, Windows 7 is light years ahead of Windows XP in terms of functionality, ease of use, etc - to me it's worth buying a new system.

64 bit or 32 bit?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, that's ok skip this section. If you have a core2 duo or core 2 quad or a multi cpu machine, go with the 64 bit OS, it handles memory and the CPUs much better. If you have a single core CPU, one CPU or run special programs that require 32bit, then stick with 32 bit for now.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
480 of 551 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Questionable for Vista, consideration for XP October 27, 2009
I have now installed this on 3 Vista computers, and I must say that the result is underwhelming. By now, we can expect computer journalists to hype any Windows release; and to certain extent they are right - 7 does work better, but not that much better or differently from Vista if you have installed all updates and security releases from Microsoft. I had to uninstall anti-virus and selected other programs, some of which did not have listings in the "Programs and Features" Control Panel section. All of my upgrades took 2 to 3 hours; journalists claiming 45 minute upgrade times must not have had many programs installed on their computers. Once programs identified as potential problems had been removed, the upgrades completed uneventfully; and it works OK once installed.

Value-wise, I think that the single computer upgrade is a loser for Vista users at current price levels. If you have two or more computers, the Home Premium 3-computer "family" upgrade is borderline. I will pass judgement on XP once I upgrade my one remaining XP computer. Honestly, this is what should have been the Vista release; so we have paid top dollar for Vista, then close to top dollar for an incremental upgrade. Meanwhile, Apple is charging $29 for the OS X Snow Leopard upgrade ($49 for 5 computers!). That's probably the right price for this Win 7 upgrade. If users ignore the hype and wait a bit, I suspect that the price for single computer upgrades may drop like a rock.
Was this review helpful to you?
122 of 138 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Here Comes Windows 7 October 22, 2009
Here comes Windows 7, nearly three years after Windows Vista and eight years after Windows XP. By most accounts, Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Do we finally have a worthy successor to XP?

** CLEAN UPGRADE UPDATE BELOW 10/29/09 **

PRO's:
- Fast startup and performance
- Stable
- Nice aesthetic and functional changes to the desktop
- Improved networking, power management & security
- 32-bit & 64-bit versions included
- Windows Media Center
- Windows XP Mode (Professional & Ultimate only)

CON's:
- User Account Control still annoying
- Upgrade can be challenging
- Expensive

** CLEAN UPGRADE UPDATE 10/29/09 **
It seems that a lot of upgraders have been complaining about the upgrade process, especially from XP. Most of us expected to be able to format our hard disks and be prompted for either the XP disc or product key. Alas, this is not the case. The upgrade is much more complicated than it should be and some workarounds have been discovered

Method A (simplest)
If you already have an older version of Windows on the hard drive, finish the Custom Install, without entering the product key. After installation, go to your System Properties and click the link to activate Windows. Enter your product key and it should activate. This has worked for me twice.

Method B (hardest)
If Method A doesn't work, try the registry hack.
1. Finish the custom install without entering the product key then click Start and type regedit.exe into the "Search programs and files" box.
2. In the registry, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/. In the pane on the right, you'll see an entry for MediaBootInstall.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars This purchase was for a familly member
This purchase was for a family member, who upgraded the computer. Some people like to give old familiar system. I don't know the value of this gift
Published 3 days ago by eva preznuk
5.0 out of 5 stars My computer was in need to be updating.
I can see a difference in my computer, I would recommend this to anyone that asks me about windows seven
Published 7 days ago by Bettie J Nixon
5.0 out of 5 stars limited tech savvy
I wanted to upgrade to a better operating system without having to purchase a whole new system. This gave me what I needed and them some. Not a cheap as I was hoping for. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great purchase via Amazon Prime
Received the package as advertised. The upgrade worked perfectly, nothing lost and using it as I write. A Completely satisfied customer.
Published 16 days ago by Robert F. Whitney
5.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 Upgrade
I had a few years of punishing myself with VISTA on my Dell Desktop at home and should have made this investment much sooner. Read more
Published 24 days ago by S. Hamlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous value for updating an old system
Windows XP is nearing end of life this year, and I needed a new OS for an older PC that still has some miles left. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Paige Kaye
4.0 out of 5 stars Worked great
Upgraded from Vista with no problem. Now I'm as current as i want to be since I have no desire to move to Windows 8.
Published 1 month ago by Boatman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great O.S.
We are really glad we purchased this operating system when we did (while the price was lower). It's great, and we didn't want to have to use Windows 8. Read more
Published 1 month ago by GrannyNanny
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to install
Upgraded my laptop from Vista 64-bit to WIN 7. Took a few hours but I did not have to reinstall any software after the upgrade was complete. It was very simple!
Published 1 month ago by T. J. Cubbedge
4.0 out of 5 stars Upgrade went o.k..
Read reviews here and some info online from others who had installed. If you do this and have a plan to insure you're installing it correctly for your needs. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Occasional buyer
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa296d0c0)


Look for Similar Items by Category

ZAMBOO Privacy Statement ZAMBOO Shipping Information ZAMBOO Returns & Exchanges