I'm a bit confused with Microsoft's language describing an upgrade from Vista to Win7 and what constitutes an upgrade and which would be the right package for me.
I currently operate Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. I am happy with the ultimate version of vista and I'd like to stay with the ultimate version for windows 7. However, I'm a bit confused as to which product I want to pre-order right now. Do I want the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade or do I want the Windows 7 standalone?
Now here is where the language confusion comes in. I consider myself upgrading my operating system, but I want to completely reformat my hard drive and have a clean partition for the new operating system. Call it an OCD thing, but I cannot stand to know I'm installing on top of an OS. Besides, I've procrastinated reformatting this PC (which is in dire need of one) knowing my intent to do it in October when Win7 finally releases. So microsoft's language says Win7 Ultimate upgrade is for installing FROM vista but in my case Vista will be erased as I install. I ran the Upgrade advisor from Microsoft and it said under the "Upgrade" category that my PC was "Available" to upgrade.
So am I reading too much into the description here or do I need to shell out the extra $100 for the standalone version simply because I'm reformatting first.
Thanks for the help everyone
Edited by Novaprospekt, 29 August 2009 - 04:44 PM.