Those Who Do Qualify for an Upgrade Version of Windows

If you are running any mainstream desktop version of Windows XP—including Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Edition, Media Center Edition (any version), Tablet PC Edition (any version), or XP Professional x64 Edition—you qualify for an Upgrade version of Windows 7.

That said, there is one serious limitation when upgrading from XP: you will not be able to upgrade in-place but will need to perform a clean install instead and then migrate your settings and data over to the new Windows 7 install. (That is, you qualify for Upgrade pricing only.) We explain this process in Chapter 2.

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