Upgrading Windows

How We Can Help You

  CCS can convert, upgrade, or even downgrade nearly any version of Microsoft Windows to any other version of Microsoft Windows. There are however, some limitations; such as system hardware support, Microsoft Windows availability, and proper practice.

Generally, a conversion or downgrade from a newer version of Microsoft Windows to an older version is not supported by CCS There are exceptions. When functionality is supported by an older version of Microsoft Windows that is not support by the currently installed version. Such is the case when converting from XP Pro to XP MCE or vice versa. In most cases there are newer versions available for all Microsoft Windows upgrades.

Quick View Windows Upgrade Chart

Use the chart below by selecting your currently installed version of Microsoft Windows from the choices in the left column. Follow the row until it falls under the column with the version you want to convert, upgrade, or downgrade to. The color of the block that corresponds to the row and column you selected will determine your options.

Windows Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7
98 Me 2000 Pro Home Media Center Edition Pro Home Basic Home Premium Business Ultimate Home Premium Pro Ultimate
Windows 95
98
Me
2000 Pro
Windows XP Home Edition
Media Center Edition
Pro
Windows Vista Home Basic
Home Premium
Business
Ultimate
Windows 7 Home Premium
Pro

Quick View Key

Green Indicates that the upgrade qualifies for the use of a lower priced Microsoft Windows upgrade license. CCS can perform an in-place upgrade. This maintains most installed applications, settings, and files.
Yellow Indicates that the upgrade qualifies for the use of a lower priced Microsoft Windows upgrade license. However, CCS must perform a clean installation. Only data files can be backed up. Applications and settings will be lost and must be reinstalled and reset.
Orange Indicates that CCS does not recommend this conversion or downgrade, and is only supported in special cases.
Red Indicates that the process will be a downgrade and in most cases is not supported by CCS
Black Indicates that an upgrade, downgrade, or conversion does not apply.