Windows®  Upgrade  Service  Plans  —  $80 *  to  $200*

PLUS cost of Windows® operating system (OS) and parts for hardware upgrades.

  • Perform Windows® Upgrade on (1) physical computer (desktop or laptop)
  • Examine computer for Operating System and Settings
  • Customer consultation, recommend best OS upgrade
  • Backup current Operating System, Files, Documents and Settings
  • Install hardware upgrades (if necessary)
  • Install upgrade to new Operating System
  • Install critical Windows Updates on new Operating System
  • Install Programs and Devices
  • Restore Files, Documents and Settings from backup
  • Optimize computer for faster start up and performance
  • Customer Training

All parts and labor are covered by our 90 Day Limited Warranty.

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Windows® Upgrade Service Plans

Current Windows
Operating System
Upgrade Windows
Operating System
Direct
Upgrade
Clean Install
No Backup
With Backup
& Restore
Windows XP 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 32-bit $160.00* $200.00*
Windows XP 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64-bit $160.00* $200.00*
Windows XP 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64-bit $160.00* $200.00*
Windows Vista 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 32-bit $100.00* $140.00* $180.00*
Windows Vista 32-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64-bit $160.00* $200.00*
Windows Vista 64-bit Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 64-bit $100.00* $140.00* $180.00*
Windows 7 32-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 32-bit $80.00* $120.00* $160.00*
Windows 7 32-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 64-bit $140.00* $180.00*
Windows 7 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 64-bit $80.00* $120.00* $160.00*
Windows 8 32-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 32-bit $80.00* $120.00* $160.00*
Windows 8 32-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 64-bit $140.00* $180.00*
Windows 8 64-bit Windows 8.1 or 10 64-bit $80.00* $120.00* $160.00*

* Service fees includes the first 3 hours of labor then $60 per hour for each additional hour.

NOTE: Upgrading Windows® from a 32-bit to a 64-bit edition (or vice versa) is not a supported direct upgrade and REQUIRES the operating system to be completely re-installed from scratch, a.k.a. Clean Install, along with all software programs, updates, devices and drivers. This type of "upgrade" is much more time consuming and therefore more costly.

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What is an Upgrade versus a Clean Install?

Some earlier Windows editions can be directly upgraded to comparable editions of Windows 10.

 From Edition  To Edition
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro

An upgrade installation means loading the new operating system on top of the old one and migrating your old documents, settings, and compatible applications. A Clean Install will overwrite your current operating system along with all your documents, programs and settings. These can have several benefits and issues.

Upgrade

Pros

  • Less setup time required for the new operating system
  • Easier setup with fewer steps
  • Preserves applications, data, and settings.

Cons

  • Old performance-sapping applications and registry errors will remain
  • Slower startup due to existing startup programs and applications

Clean Install

Pros

  • Fixes most performance-related problems
  • Clears spyware and registry file
  • Faster startup due to lack of startup programs and applications

Cons

  • Software licenses need to be manually accounted for.
  • Setting up the new operating system will take longer
  • Need to manually backup documents, applications, and settings in old OS.

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Windows® Operating System Prices

Windows®
Operating System
Retail Full Version Retail Upgrade OEM Full Version Anytime Upgrade Pro Pack
Windows 7 Home Premium, 32-bit and 64-bit $209.95 $129.95 $109.95 $79.95
Windows 7 Professional,
32-bit and 64-bit
$309.95 $209.95 $149.95 $99.95
Windows 7 Ultimate,
32-bit and 64-bit
$329.95 $229.95 $199.95 $139.95
Windows 8.1,
32-bit and 64-bit
$129.95 $109.95
Windows 8.1 Pro,
32-bit and 64-bit
$209.95 $149.95 $109.95
Windows 10 Home,
32-bit and 64-bit
$129.95 $119.95
Windows 10 Pro,
32-bit and 64-bit
$209.95 $159.95 $109.95

NOTE: Windows 10 OEM Full Version and Retail Full Version Download will both be available on July 29, 2015 and the Retail Full Version Package will be available on August 11, 2015. Microsoft's FREE UPGRADE to Windows 10 ended on July 29, 2016.

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Retail Operating System

Retail version of Windows® is the MOST expensive option for installing and upgrading Windows® but you get your money's worth.

Pros

  • Includes retail box and manual
  • Includes 2-discs for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions
  • Discs can be used to perform upgrades and new installs
  • Transfer license and Product Key to another system
  • Free tech support from Microsoft for 90 days from date of product activation

Cons

  • Most expensive option and least cost effective
  • License and Product Key can only be used on one (1) system at a time

OEM Operating System

Purchasing the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Version of Windows® is the MOST cost effective way to install a new version of Windows.

Pros

  • Least Expensive option and most cost effective
  • For new installs of Windows® on new systems

Cons

  • No retail box or manual
  • Only one (1) disc included, buyer must purchase 32-bit or 64-bit edition
  • Disc cannot be used for upgrades, only new installs of Windows
  • License and Product Key permanently tied to one system and cannot be transferred or activated on another system
  • Charged per incident for Microsoft tech support

Windows Anytime Upgrade

Anytime Upgrade can only be used to upgrade Windows 7 to higher versions of Windows 7.

  • Windows 7 Starter Edition to Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate

IMPORTANT NOTE: Windows Anytime Upgrade cannot be used to upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 8 or Windows 10 and cannot be used to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit editions of Windows®.

Windows Pro Pack

Windows Pro Pack for Windows 8 is only available for Windows 8 to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 8.

  • Windows 8 to Windows 8 Professional
  • Windows 8.1 to Windows 8.1 Professional

IMPORTANT NOTE: Windows 8 Pro Pack cannot be used to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 10 and cannot be used to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit editions of Windows®.

Windows Pro Pack for Windows 10 is only available for Windows 10 to upgrade to a higher version of Windows 10.

  • Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Professional

IMPORTANT NOTE: Windows 10 Pro Pack cannot be used to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8 to Windows 10 and cannot be used to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit editions of Windows®.

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Conclusion

Which is the best version of Windows® to upgrade your computer? It depends on your system specifications, features you want and your budget. If you are upgrading Windows XP to a new version of Windows, it is very likely your computer will need some hardware upgrades like memory, processor, video card or a larger hard drive. It is also very likely that some software programs running in Windows XP may not be compatible with the newer versions of Windows and will need to be ugpraded or replaced at an additional cost.. Our technicians will run a thorough diagnostic on your computer, then give you a professional recommendation along with a FREE estimate.

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