Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit (Retail (License + Media)) (1 Computer/s) - Upgrade for Windows GFC-00020

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Product Details

  Mfr: Microsoft   Model: GFC-00020
  UPC: 882224883429
(Manufacturer # GFC-00020 ) Easiest Windows to use ever Simplify your PC with new navigation features like Aero Shake, Jump Lists, and Snap. Customize Windows to look and feel the way you like by changing themes and taskbar programs. Setting up a home network and connecting to printers and devices is easier than ever. Windows 7 Home Premium supports the latest hardware and software. It's faster Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker. Takes full advantage of 64-bit PC hardware and memory. Connecting to wireless networks is fast and easy. All editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista® qualify you to upgrade. Best PC entertainment experience Watch, pause, rewind, and record TV with Windows Media Center. Blu-ray read/write support for data files. Includes integrated video and Dolby audio codecs. Offers large screen support. Requirements1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit) 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

Specifications

Item # 551547 
Manufacturer # GFC-00020  
memory requirements 1 GB 
minimum hard disk space 16 GB 
minimum processor compatibility 1GHz 
minimum resolution required 1024 x 768 
minimum color requirement 24-bit 
Internet access required yes 
additional software included no 
software type DVD 
peripherals required DVD-ROM drive 
manufacturer Microsoft 
postconsumer recycled content 0 % 
total recycled content 0 % 

Reviews (519)

  • catwomannj
    2 years, 2 months ago at Staples
    South Jersey

    3.0 / 5.0

    I purchased this as an upgrade to Windows Vista. As an upgrade, it was a total failure. After the intital install; upon rebooting the computer, the operating system froze, prompting a continuous loop of recovery and reboot. After several attempts, we ended up wiping out the hard drive and doing a clean install. The only problem was the registration, since it was technically not an upgrade anymore. Microsoft was more than helpful, and got us set up.

  • Craig
    2 years, 2 months ago at Staples
    Frederick

    4.0 / 5.0

    Had heard it wasn'tthat great when first came out, but no problems so far. Just wish Staples would have told me that everything gets removed when it replaces the original Windows version my PC had. I could replace or retrieve fairly well, but it would have been nice to know this downside before install.

  • Fred
    2 years, 2 months ago at Staples
    Brooklyn, NY

    4.0 / 5.0

    A bit overpriced. But a lot better than Vista.

  • Kenny D
    2 years, 3 months ago at Staples
    Kentucky

    1.0 / 5.0

    Windows 7, installed on a good working Vista 64 now windows 7 says its not a real copy, bought it from Staples

    Dont6 waste your time and money its junk

  • judy
    2 years, 3 months ago at Staples
    Anaheim,Calif.

    5.0 / 5.0

    Received excellent service from Staples.

  • Kevin the Tech
    2 years, 1 month ago at Staples
    Palmyra, Pa.

    5.0 / 5.0

    This system ia a definate improvement from XP or Vista. Compatability, ease of use, and speed are vastly improved.

  • Nenaeh
    3 years, 6 months ago at Staples

    1.0 / 5.0

    5:52 PM Remote Control started by FIXNOW- Tech 1.5:52 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: Hi, this is Henry.5:52 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: How may I assist you today?5:52 PM Customer: Hi Henry I am running two OS Vista 64bit and Vista 75:53 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: Okay.5:53 PM Customer: sry windows 75:54 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: Could you please explain me the issue in detail as I didn't receive your concern completely?5:54 PM Customer: it has already crashed my computer twice and wont install my upgrade to Windows 7 properly from Vista 64 bit5:55 PM Customer: as I am sure you are aware there are many problems running two OS's can cause5:55 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: I understand that you are unable to upgrade the Vista OS to Windows 7. Am I correctr?5:56 PM Customer: Yes somewhat I cannot run Windowes 7 alone because my upgrade software wont properly remove vista5:56 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: Are you using he Upgrade version of the Windows 7?5:57 PM Customer: yes I tried a clean install twice...apparently Windows 7 software sucks5:58 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: If you have purchased an Upgrade version instead of a full installation CD, you will face issues like this.5:58 PM Customer: then why sell an upgrade version and lie to consumers? How can I correct this issue?5:59 PM Customer: or did I just waste [$] into Bill Gates pocket5:59 PM Customer: ?5:59 PM FIXNOW- Tech 1: You may contact Microsoft Customer Support Team by calling [@]You can try but I never get a helpful person just blown off!!!!

  • Cheapskate
    3 years, 6 months ago at Staples
    Michigan

    3.0 / 5.0

    After finally spending the money to upgrade from Vista(poor) to windows 7, I find it refreshing to have a new operating system. Slow to start up and lost some info from old system but it is much better than Vista.

  • CTFrank
    1 year, 5 months ago at Staples
    central Connecticut.

    4.0 / 5.0

    Checked "hard to install" because Toshiba no longer supports Win 7 drivers for their native Win 8 machines on their USA website. Bought laptop with Win 8 installed....Hated It!! Purchased Win 7 Home Premium to replace it, had it installed by Staples Tech Service, now very satisfied with machine and OS.

  • TBird
    3 years, 6 months ago at Staples
    Flippin, AR

    4.0 / 5.0

    Personal use

  • Big driver
    1 year, 5 months ago at Staples
    Seattle, WA

    4.0 / 5.0

    It was pretty easy to install. It didn't take that much time to install about an half an hour. It ran all my Vista programs. I wish I had updated to Windows 7 a long time ago.

  • angel
    3 years, 6 months ago at Staples
    maine

    5.0 / 5.0

    Great product, useful and reliable.

  • Steve the food guy
    1 year, 6 months ago at Staples
    Roseville, CA

    5.0 / 5.0

    We have 2 computers in our business operating and one had W-7 while the other Vista (the older computer). Suprisingly the older computer now with the W-7 upgrade operates faster and more effectively. It can also communicate with the other computer since Vista and W-7 were not real compatible. After thinking I would buy a new computer it was worth the money to get the upgrade software. It took hours to upgrade with the software with many times it restarting. I thought it would originally be an hour but it turned out to be 4-6 hours.

  • nana
    3 years, 7 months ago at Staples
    rochester, ny

    4.0 / 5.0

    Product is used at home and does a great job of nagivatigitng for general home purposes.

  • GrantGal
    1 year, 6 months ago at Staples
    Oklahoma

    5.0 / 5.0

    Great value, easy to install, IMHO worlds better than Windows 8

  • RAC NET
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Boston, MA

    2.0 / 5.0

    Run with Parallels on MAC. Way too expensive over $200 with disk. Apple upgrades are $29.99 and Microsoft over $200...

  • Chuck
    1 year, 8 months ago at Staples
    FL.

    5.0 / 5.0

    None

  • Bolshevik
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Manchester, CT

    4.0 / 5.0

    Couldn't stand Vista's ultra-slow loading speed. Went to Staples with my laptop's specs and talked to the Techs whether an upgrade to 7 would be viable on this computer. They said that I would benefit from the upgrade. What a big difference between OS's. (Now I don't have time to make a sandwich while the OS system loads).

  • PC Professor
    1 year, 8 months ago at Staples
    Illinois

    4.0 / 5.0

    I finally used this to update a Vista desktop that I have. I never had issues with Vista, but it was time to update. I wasn't ready for Windows 8, and I teach Windows 7 in college. I had a laptop to do that, but my eyes aren't what they were, so I wanted to update the desktop to take advantage of the 25" widescreen monitor. Did not lose any data doing the upgrade and it is running like a top. The only reason that I have it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the time necessary to complete the update. Not saying that is a fault of the software itself, just took a lot more time than I expected.

  • The Red [*]
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Red Hook, NY

    5.0 / 5.0

    The best version of windows yet. Have used all of them since Windows 3

  • Old Geezer
    3 years, 7 months ago at Staples
    Glenview, IL

    3.0 / 5.0

    Product would not upgrade Vista Professional. I did not think to ask the question, neither did the Associate in the store who sold it to me. I hope to find a computer that needs the software purchased soon.

  • Chip
    3 years, 7 months ago at Staples
    Rochester, MN

    5.0 / 5.0

    It was very easy to install. I had Windows Vista on a 3 year old computer and it was a little slow at times. With this upgrade my computer is faster than before. I'm glad I got it.

  • SedonaE
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Sedona, AZ

    1.0 / 5.0

    Purchased the product hoping to upgrade my computer, but I can't install it and Microsoft has been NOOOO help getting the problems resolved. I would like my money back. It has been no use to me at this point.

  • none
    3 years, 7 months ago at Staples
    cape coral fl.

    4.0 / 5.0

    easy upgrade

  • judy
    1 year, 9 months ago at Staples
    greenwood ar

    5.0 / 5.0

    I ran to cheeck win 7 compatibility check first then bought it and installed it virtually seemlessly_-no problems. So glad I didn't have to buy new computer. Love the upgrade.

  • Tony the Telecom Guy
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Hamden, Ct.

    5.0 / 5.0

    I was not happy with Windows Vista and decided to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Edition. The upgrade went very smoothly and all of the features work great.

  • sunflowerinde
    3 years, 7 months ago at Staples
    The Villages FL

    4.0 / 5.0

    Since installing about 10 weeks ago have had comment about Internet Explorer stopping working about 2x vs several times a day with windows xp

  • fiendis1
    1 year, 9 months ago at Staples
    Lincoln, NE.

    4.0 / 5.0

    Taken straight from the box...
    This version of Windows 7 is designed as an upgrade for Windows Vista. If you are upgrading from Windows XP, you will need to back up you files and settings, perform a clean install and then re-install your existing files, settings, and programs.

    Best of luck with it lol

  • Joe
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Connecticut

    4.0 / 5.0

    Bought to upgrade from Vista. Marginal improvement for most uses.

  • lacey
    2 years, 10 months ago at Staples
    Hyde Park ny

    3.0 / 5.0

    I installed the upgrade with out loosing my data. I did not transfer my files