|I have a Vista computer that I wish to upgrade at least to Windows 7. I have a lot of email, apps and data on this computer. It is reasonable in power and I don't wish to change hardware. Yes, I want to upgrade, not clean install.
All the info that Google wants to give me has outdated links, and info that now seems to be expired and useless. Microsoft is not helpful. I think I can see the upgrade path from Win 7 to 10 if/when I desire, but can't find how to go beyond Vista without a reinstall. All of the Windows 7 repair/installers that I can find seem to require that I have Win 7 installed already (catch 22). I think I need an installer and product key to go from Vista... can't find anything useful from Microsoft or even ebay. I don't currently have a Win 7 or Win 10 product key. I'm not looking for anything illegal and/or free. I have money to do it properly and legally...
Does anyone have the secret code for this besides use of a time machine?
I'm retired. There's a nap for that...