Vista upgrades – don’t confuse Express with Anytime

Another item that I picked up from episode 4 of the Windows Weekly podcast, was that Microsoft has announced two upgrade schemes for Windows Vista – potentially confusing for some prospective purchasers:

  • Windows Vista Express upgrades are intended to allow for upgrades to Windows Vista for anyone who purchases a PC with Windows XP installed over the coming weeks.
  • Windows Vista Anytime upgrades are intended to allow users to upgrade between Windows Vista product editions (e.g. Home Premium to Ultimate).

There’s more information about this at Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows.

Finally, there’s the standard operating system upgrade path from Windows XP to Vista – as far as I know there is no marketing name for that yet!

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