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Windows 8 upgrade paths announced: XP, Vista and 7 eligible, but be careful

[1]Today, eligibility for Windows 8 upgrades were leaked by ZDNet. Although all XP, Vista, and 7 are all eligible for upgrades, the ability to keep applications as well as personal data depends on the operating system version, and with Vista, even the service pack number.

Here’s how it’s been detailed, according to ZDNet:

Essentially, if you have Vista SP1 or 7, you’ll be able to upgrade without losing anything. If you have Vista without a service pack or XP, you will be eligible for the discounted price, but will lose applications. Windows 8 is expected to be available this fall. Are you planning on upgrading your current computer or purchasing a new computer or tablet with Windows 8?

[ZDNet [2] via The Verge [3]]