If you are thinking about upgrading to Windows Vista there is more to it than just buying the cd. First you have to consider which version you want buy. You will need to review the features available in each individual version in order to make an informed decision.
To review features available please click here Options available in Windows Vista versions.
Once you have decided which version is right for you the process has just started. You will still need to review the system requirements for your version and compare those against your current configuration.
An easy way to accomplish this is to use the Microsoft upgrade adviser. This utility will scan your PC for compatibility with Windows Vista versions. As well the utility will give a detailed report on your hardware compatibility as well as program compatibility.
The program compatibility test will detail the software on your computer that may not work with Windows vista and will prompt you to contact the manufacturer about upgrade offers.
To use the upgrade adviser click here.
Now that you have chosen a version and tested your PC and programs for compatibility issues your next step will be to purchase. Microsoft has provided two different options for upgrading. You can simply purchase in store and now you may even purchase and upgrade online.
If you are considering upgrading online you may use the following link to purchase directly from Microsoft. To upgrade online please click here.