I found the article a bit confusing, but seems to say that although no upgrade version will be available, the full version in Europe will be priced the same as an upgrade upgrade anyway (£79.99 for Home Premium). This seems to be a far better deal than for Vista / XP.
The problem is not of Microsoft's making. Our idiotic Eurocrats will not let them sell Windows 7 with Internet Explorer included. Hence MS have had to strip IE from Windows 7 for the Europe market - they call it Windows 7E.
MS have yet to find a reliable way of installing Windows 7 on top of XP or Vista as an upgrade that removes Internet Explorer. Hence the need for a clean install.
In any event - it is always wise when changing from one OS to another - to reformat and start with a nice clean system
One can use the disc supplied with the offer to do an upgrade - see PCA's own article & experience regarding this click here, & this needs a prior installation Vista - i.e. the same with Win7's upgrade-only version.
If you have XP or prior OSes, one can perform a fresh install only - again, the same with Win7's upgrade-only version. G
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