Chris Pirillo: Windows 7 Upgrade or Anytime Upgrade?

What’s the difference between a Windows 7 upgrade and an Anytime Upgrade? A Windows 7 upgrade is an upgrade from an older version of Windows, like Windows Vista or Windows XP. The anytime upgrade is an upgrade from one version of Windows 7 to another version of Windows 7. For example, you can use Anytime Upgrade to go from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. You can see which version of Windows 7 you are running by clicking the Start button, then right-clicking on Comptuer and choosing Properties from the right-click menu or by pressing the Windows key and the Pause key at the same time.

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Chris Pirillo is the founder of the tech blogging network, Lockergnome and previously served as host of TechTV’s Call for Help show. Chris’s insightful and entertaining how to videos will now be featured in the PC Pitstop newsletters and highlighted at and

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21 thoughts on “Chris Pirillo: Windows 7 Upgrade or Anytime Upgrade?”

  1. can anyone assist me on why my laptop (win 7 Ultimate) upgrade from Vista also show blue screen and reboot frequently?

    2. I use Outlook 2007 and have lots of mails. When I had above problem and I did reinstall of win 7 but my mails in outlook 2007 are all currupted so I cant import the file …outlook.pst to my new mail folder. Please what can i do?

  2. Thank you Mr. Bornstein! If more folks would take the time to annunciate when speaking english, then I wouldn’t have to say “pardon me?” nearly as often!

    I also agree that a paragraph to read is far better than a video anytime!

    Thank you,

  3. Who buys windows 7? when there is a perfectly good free version online… thats why i dont buy software, most crap is definitely not worth it. Only buy hardware

  4. Hi Chris, I’ve got a cobbled together computer with a very few parts recycled from the previous one. Three of those parts were WD 250GB hard drives which were all getting to be within a few GB of being maxed out. As a result I got three Hitachi 1TB drives and used a drive duplicator to load them with what had been on the WD’s. My question now is, how can I get Windows to recognize the size of the new drives? I think that the largest that they can be registered as is something like 698GB, which meant that I had to create some fictional drives to be able to access more of the memory. So now I’ve got a CoolerMaster 922 HAF, an ASUS P6T motherboard with an i7 390, 12GB of RAM as well as a few other pieces which all together turns out to be a reasonable computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64bit. Thanks for the help.

  5. I echo Jeeps comments. For one I find it much more convenient to read the article and secondly youtube is blocked in China so I can never see the videos anyway.

  6. I too, agree with jeep. I want to “read” the Prillo casts, not listen to them. Usually some usefull stuff in there, but so hard to hear.

  7. I agree, it takes way too long to download videos, and very little information is given for all those bites. Please give us text.

  8. When you get old and your hearing deteriorates, hearing aids help, but to no more than about half what it used to be. In addition your speech interpreter also does not work like it used to. My point is you talk way too fast, and as my high school English teacher, who was quite deaf, used to say, “Speak distinctly, please.”

  9. Please print the text in addition to (or instead of) a video. Not all of us can or want to watch a video.

  10. Yes!! No to videos! My cellular connection in a rural area is too slow and much, much, too expensive to waste on videos, the sum total of which could conveyed in a 2k paragraph

  11. Going to another site to watch a video for info falls into the “how many freakin clicks do I have to make, how many annoying ads do I have to look at and how much bs do I have to endure from a company thats cares way more about getting our money than our time and effot to get the info I want/need?”
    I am much more inclined to buy from a customer(people) freindly company (site) than one like I just described but companies keep doing this crap so it must be working and I must be the only one who feels this way.
    I realize that some info is better conveyed by video than printed word but a lot is not and besides that I just hate watching these type of videos, so I do not, and the attempts at being manipulated in that way .

  12. I agree. I seldom have the opportunity to watch video stories. Would think that it would be a great asset to have the text of the video accompany the video for those of us who do not (or are unable to) watch the videos.

  13. I have to agree with jeep. While I am not hard of hearing, trying to watch a video on a public machine such as a library, can be intrusive to others. Offering a print version would allow many more people to access the information.

  14. GeneralEclectic

    I agree about videos. They’re useless. They take too much time to play, just for starters. You can read a written story in a lot less time, not to mention it’s a lot easier to skip around or re-read parts of it. Please!! If you must put up these videos for the illiterate drooling masses, fine. But please also post the text for those of us who value our time and our right to focus on parts that interest us.

  15. Vincent DeRisio

    100% agreement with jeep. Hard of hearing people, in addition to needing higher volume, also have difficulty untangling speech. CC is essential. Written version would be great.

  16. So many times I’ve clicked on PC Pitstop’s lead story, only to find that it is another video.

    Too bad, because they all seem interesting.
    However, I’m hard of hearing, and youtube videos without CC are useless to me. (And I’m certain that I’m not the only one.)

    Until youtube Closed Captioning starts working, why not print a written version of Chris Perillo’s topics?

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