07-22-2009 02:48 AM
I have a question regarding the Windows 7 Upgrade program ( http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/windows7/ ).
When you buy a new Thinkpad Tx00 with Vista downgraded to XP, does this (you get a valid Vista licence with the Thinkpad) qualify for an upgrade to Windows 7?
08-08-2009 05:34 AM
It should to my knowledge donizetti.
If your unit has a Vista label and it has been downgraded to XP, you should have the Vista upgrade DVDs that already came with the unit (yes, you are entitled to them). Windows 7 is an upgrade for Vista. So as long as your unit is "Vista" capable, you shouldn't see a problem getting the Windows 7. But if I were you, I would still contact the local sales group to CLARIFY this.
08-18-2009 10:11 PM
That is correct. As long as you have a valid Vista product key and COA, you will be able to take part in the Windows 7 upgrade. However, I believe that only system purchased after June 26, 2009 are eligible for the upgrade.
Also, system that has Windows Vista Home Basic as the pre-installed software are not eligible for the upgrade program from the website.