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Upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, rewind, and record TV (a broadcast TV tuner may be required). Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium. Do you use your PC for work, run Windows XP programs, or require enhanced security? Consider Windows 7 Professional.

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Video Game Platform: PC
Manufacturer Part Number: GFC-00020
System Requirements: Windows
Operating System: Microsoft Windows
Model: GFC-00020
Brand: Microsoft
Software Format: DVD-ROM
Features: Pause and rewind ,  Record TV ,  Watch internet TV ,  Includes: 32 and 64-bit versions
Assembled Product Weight: 0.40 Pounds
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.11 x 0.10 x 0.80 Inches
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by g3inokc 6/20/2010
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  • A. Yes, all your documents and pictures will work just fine with the Windows 7 upgrade installed. Only they'll open faster and easier!
    by RedShedWriter12/7/2011
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  • A. The qualified answer is yes. However, you must follow all the instructions in order to do this. First, download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report to see if your machine is compatable. Once you run that you can print out a full set of instructions on How to do it. I went from XP to Windows 7 and is was so smooth that I could not believe it.
    by SENebraska12/20/2010
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  • A. Yes - however, you cannot upgrade from XP to Win7 - you will have to do a complete reinstall (more complicated and more expensive).
    by CaptTom9/21/2010
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  • A. I am sure that by now you now that XP documents if created with Microsoft Word need Word to be read, I recently upgraded to Win7 and was able to reinstall my Microsoft Office 2003 Student and teacher edition with no problems and then was able to read XP documents at will! Hope this helps!
    by Santa017/14/2010
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  • A. **NO** To upgrade from Windows XP to any version of Windows 7 requires a clean install which means completly reformatting the harddrive and starting from scratch. So if you have files that you must save you will have to save them to a CD or DVD data disk or even better is to use a USB flash drive that has sufficient capacity to hold all your files and then after you install the new operating system and get it fully updated you can copy them back over to your harddrive.
    by ComputerDungeon7/11/2010
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  • A. According to Best Buy, the answer is "yes." I will be upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 and specifically asked the question. Going from XP to Windows 7 only needs the upgrade...you have paid the upfront fee. Check Best Buy as theirs is a little more $$ BUT you will receive the necessary to do the NEXT upgrade of Windows later on in 2010 or 2011. Just a thought.
    by SarasotaStimpy12/19/2010
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What Windows 7 do I need to install on these computers? Is there a Family Pack? Thanks.
by Sergeant7 10/13/2009
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  • A. No, you'll need 1 upgrade kit for each computer. No family packs. Make sure your older versions are still installed when using an upgrade version of W7.
    by Haizum5/20/2010
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  • A. Walmart DOES sell the family pack upgrade. It will upgrade up to 3 PC's for $149.00 ($30 more then a single upgrade. ) http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=12575354
    by Brein12/29/2009
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  • A. You need to be aware of the fact that Win 7 upgrade will NOT work on XP machines. You will have to do a clean install which will erase and format you HDD. Make sure you back up your system first.
    by Shipton10/24/2009
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  • A. Actually, there is a Family Pack that allows up to three installations. It doesn't appear that Walmart sells it at this time but other retailers and online stores do for about $149 (upgrade version). Basically, the other two licenses cost about $30 more than just a single install - a good deal.
    by Holorith10/23/2009
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  • A. There is a family pack available that will allow you to install Windows 7 on up to three eligible pc's in your home. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/
    by TNTech10/24/2009
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  • A. Nope, no "family packs," at least not at this time. I have a similar setup here...4 PCs with XP, 1 with Vista, and 1 running Win7 RC. My XP machines will probably stay on XP, and but the Vista machines will be getting the Home Premium. My test laptop had had problems with Vista, but since installing the RC for Win7 about 3 months ago, it's much faster and less crash-prone.
    by ObiRichKanobi10/23/2009
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10/14/2011

Customer review by hardtoplease39

5.0 stars 10/14/2011 by hardtoplease39
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Easy to install!!! Takes along time doing it though. Big difference with computer performance!!

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hardtoplease39
orleans,vt
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Top 500 contributor
Wow, this actually works!
10/24/2009

Customer review by MrJiggyFly

5.0 stars 10/24/2009 by MrJiggyFly
by MrJiggyFly
Walmart associate

I was an XP user and wanted to reload Windows due to performance issues. I couldn't locate the disk that originally came with my PC so I decided to purchase Windows 7 based on recommendations from other walmart.com users. The OS does not disappoint! The set up was easy! As an XP user, I had to backup my important files and programs (Photoshop, etc.) and reinstall them. I currently have minor issues with hardware compatability but I just think I haven't figured out how to tweek some of the settings since I've only had the new OS for less than 24 hours. I was pleasantly surprised to find Windows 7 kept all my network and internet settings so I did not have to set up my home network again. The graphics are crisp yet smooth and I like how easy it is to get to some of the programs. My computer is an older model and did not meet the RAM requirements but the OS still runs just fine. I will be upgrading my RAM this weekend but I was a little shy of the 1GB requirement.

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MrJiggyFly
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
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Usage:Every day
Walmart associate
Very nice improvement
12/12/2009

Customer review by ResearchingShopper

5.0 stars 12/12/2009 by ResearchingShopper
by ResearchingShopper

I upgraded from Windows Vista 32 bit, but did a clean install of the 64 bit version (both versions included). I had concerns about the compatibility of some of my software programs (my research led me to believe some might not be compatible), however I was pleasantly surprised to find that with a few adjustments every single program and piece of hardware worked fine. I did have to get a couple of driver upgrades for a scanner and a printer. Vista was taking up to 3 minutes to boot to the desktop whereas after the clean install Windows 7 64 bit does so in 1 minute or less. I am also now able to take advantage of all 4 GB of memory with the 64 bit version whereas only about 3 GB was available in the 32 bit version. All in all the upgrade and the Windows 7 experience is worth the upgrade price. My computer has a Core 2 Duo running at 2.4 Ghz with 4 GB of memory.

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ResearchingShopper
Nebraska
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:65 or older
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Best Windows since XP SP2
8/18/2009

Customer review by Nimbuster

5.0 stars 8/18/2009 by Nimbuster
by Nimbuster
Walmart associate

Let's face it, Vista introduced just as many flaws as it did features. Having beta tested both it and Windows 7, I can assure everyone that all the hype surrounding Windows 7 is NOT over exaggerated. I tested Vista from the first beta, about 18 months before its release. I encountered many incompatibilities with my hardware, software, and accessories (mice, keyboards, etc.). Many of these problems were gradually fixed, but these “fixes” also took their toll on Vista. Upon release, it severely suffered from performance issues and continues to do so today. The first thing I noticed when testing Windows 7 back in January 2009, was full compatibility with all my hardware, software, and accessories, as well as amazing speed compared to Vista. Compared to Windows XP (for those of you who skipped Vista), the speed is relatively the same. In most cases where XP lacks, Windows 7 triumphs. The biggest example is networking and internet. Windows 7 is substantially better at transferring files and content between computers or over the internet, and it is even easier than Vista. Memory and processor usage are much lower, yet all the features that Vista offered plus new ones, are running with no problem. Considering the amount of security and content that Windows 7 implements over XP, I award it with the best performance. The new taskbar is multitasking user-friendly, the upgrade process is fast and easy, and the new features are VERY helpful (I actually found myself uninstalling certain third-party programs since Windows 7 already had the functionality). Compared to the last decade of Windows operating systems, I honestly believe Microsoft is finally back on track. Is it the best operating system on the market? That is subjective. For gaming, software, compatibility, convenience, support, connectivity, and familiarity, Windows 7 has it hands down… in my opinion. And as a side note, I’m glad to see Microsoft isn’t offering a million versions this time around. Home Premium is the best choice for most users. All other versions are best for businesses or gaming/media enthusiasts.

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Texas
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Age:18 - 24
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anything is better than Vista
12/13/2009

Customer review by rwshops

4.0 stars 12/13/2009 by rwshops
by rwshops

Easy upgrade from Vista64 to Win7 64 on a 6 month old computer running Vista 64. Just put in the CD and follow the onscreen instructions. Took about 45 min for complete install. After a few driver and software updates online for hardware, everything was running better than it had been in Vista. Every program than ran in Vista is running in Win 7, just better on my machine. Run the Win 7 update adviser from Microsoft's site to check you own system. If you have been suffering with a computer than came with Vista, Its worth it to update. If you have an older machine with XP, and it is running good, wait until you buy a new computer. Win 7 needs a pretty good amount of RAM and a fast processor to run correctly. Win 7 isn't perfect, but it is far better than Vista in usability. Would have given a higher rating, but the price that MS charges for this is a little high, not the store selling the product's fault. At least buying from Walmart.com with the instore pickup saved a few dollars.

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rwshops
Philadelhia, PA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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Great CPU supplementary Extraordinaire!
1/10/2010

Customer review by axanjr

5.0 stars 1/10/2010 by axanjr
by axanjr

I must say, since I've upgraded to Windows 7, internet searching, trouble shooting, creating programs, etc. have been a breeze with this program. Unless you're one of those who dont like remembering sites you've last visited, windows 7 is great for recalling that information. In addition, it also provides answers to some of the most computer challenging, trouble shooting problems most non-computer savy customers would love. Pro's-great product and managing your files and software is pretty easy. Con's-keep in mind (and the product does warn you of this) that upgrading to this is version does require you to save all of your files to other discs, external drive, etc. Definitely recommend you do that. On that note, if you have a CPU with 80gigs of saved stuff like I do, you'll probably be better off getting an external drive because otherwise, it'll be a real pain tranferring documents and all to discs and USB sticks. But Besides all the logistics, enjoy the product!

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axanjr
Los Angeles, CA.
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Almost Perfect
2/21/2011

Customer review by Pickledpicas

4.0 stars 2/21/2011 by Pickledpicas
by Pickledpicas

I love everything there is about Windows 7 except the Libraries folders. I wish MS would have put a on/off switch on it. I mean, I can opt-out of Homegroup. Why can't I opt-out of Libraries? In fact, it takes more clicks to find my files in Libraries. What a mish-mash. I love favorites though. I can pin any folder under favorites and find my most used files from there. I organize my files very well thank you. I also don't like the Start Menu. All Programs could be more organizable. I liked making folders in the list to put like programs in. It cuts down on the long long list. There is no organization except alphabetically. I love the Desktop Display Configurator.. slideshow desktop, slideshow screensaver, wonderful way to show off my photos. I hate the fact that there is no email program. I don't like LIVE Essentials in the Cloud. I am in the process of trying to find a good replacement of Outlook Express. MS could have left Windows Mail in Windows 7. I love my new computer, I think Windows 7 is, so far, the best OS from MS.

Pickledpicas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Almost There...
1/3/2011

Customer review by An anonymous customer

4.0 stars 1/3/2011 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

Windows 7 is almost the complete transformation of what Windows Vista started. Since moving away from DOS based operating, Windows has had some compatibility issues. Vista's capability to deal with this was hardly decent, but with Windows 7, the problem is almost absent. The look and feel of 7 is great. I personally love the new snapping windows. It personal multi-tasking great. I can have a web browser open on the left side of my screen, and Word open on the right. Pinning items to the start-bar works great and is very organized unlike MAC OS. Windows 7 is also very efficient. Being ran on laptops, desktops, notebooks, and even tablets, it is Microsoft's most versatile OS yet. The Achilles Heel to this product however, is the problem with drivers. I upgraded from Vista to 7 and my laptop PC was very buggy. I found myself having to look up and reinstall many drivers for the key features of my laptop. Overall, it is a great product and I am very excited for the Windows OS line and can't wait to test the Beta for Windows 8 in 2011!

An anonymous customer
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
A Major Improvement
11/12/2009

Customer review by ERCForRepairs

5.0 stars 11/12/2009 by ERCForRepairs
by ERCForRepairs

Windows 7 is a major improvement on Vista. It is very user friendly. It is also less draining on the CPU and memory than Vista is at this time. I highly recommend the upgrade. This is a single user upgrade. If you have more than one computer to upgrade from Vista then the Family 3-user pack is a very cost effective way to accomplish that upgrade.

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ERCForRepairs
Pineville, MO
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Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
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What Vista should have been!
1/26/2011

Customer review by Bigtroy427

5.0 stars 1/26/2011 by Bigtroy427
by Bigtroy427

Only just 2 weeks ago I purchased a Full Edition of Windows 7 Home Premium and I love it! First off, using the Windows Easy Transfer to maintain my previous Emails and contacts could not have been easier. I 've been a system builder/hobbiest for years and I've always had problems moving documents, emails, and contacts over until now. I also decided to go with a 64GB Crucial SSD for my C: drive and traditional drives for my storage needs. Windows 7 came right up from boot and installed within 15 minutes with no issues what so ever. Combined with the faster using interface of Windows 7, the SSD SERIOUSLY increased my speed. From Log-out to Log-in takes about 50 seconds. Thank you Microsoft, it seemed to take you guys what seems like a million tries to get something right, but you finally nailed it! p.s. thx for putting Media Center in home version instead for having to buy the ultimate version like I had to do with Vista.

Bigtroy427
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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