Answer Best answer as chosen by user wojcio999
Do you mean an Upgrad disk, or Edition type?
First off, I agree with bob b. By all means, contact Dell. But, what I think you mean is what edition of Windows 7 should you buy. I'll tell you what I tell all my clients, the minimum Edition of Windows 7 you should buy is the Professional Edition.
Here's why, With the Professional edition, and above, you are entitled to download from Microsoft, a FREE virtual copy of Windows XP, for any legacy software you might have, that needs XP to run. The free virtual XP itself, is worth the extra cost of the Pro Edition.
If you need the extra security that BitLocker Disk Encryption will give you, you will have to spring for the Ultimate Edition. Just be aware, that your mother board my not let you use BitLocker natively. You may need to have a USB key (with the BitLocker code) in one of your computers USB ports at boot up, and the entire time you use your computer.
In any event, you will find Windows 7 to be a fine operating system (the best one to date IMHO), and have many years of enjoyable computing ahead of you.
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