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    I just bought a new Sony Laptop and I am entitled to an upgrade to Windows 7 as I have bought after the 26th of June. So need a little help on a couple of points, (1) if I buy the Windows upgrade and installed it and ten at a later date were to do a recovery back to factory setting would the system go back to Windows Vista or Windows 7 O/S. (2) if I were to buy the Windows 7 O/S and installed it would I lose Vista all together even if I went back to factory setting.

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    Depends on the manufacturer, but the general concensus is that you will be given/sent a disk that will only upgrade from the installed copy of Vista. If you decide to revert to Vista - which is very unlikely, believe me, you will use the Restore option on the laptop. That'll be either pre-installed on a hidden hard drive partition, or via a Recovery disk.

    BTW, the upgrades are free, so no purchase involved.