Upgrading Windows 7
Like its predecessors of Windows XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7 has a variety of different versions that a user can try and utilize on their home or business systems. Along with Vista, Windows 7 has several products to pick, including Home Premium, Home and Small Business, Professional, and Ultimate.
Why would someone want to upgrade their version of Windows 7? That all depends. Perhaps they received a desktop or laptop as a present and it was already installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, however their computing needs are that of a user with Windows 7 Professional. The three main versions of Windows 7 (Home Premium, Pro, and Ultimate) do share a lot of the same functions, however each offers a higher level of productivity according to those who use it.
For example, Windows 7 Professional has the ability to use virtual Windows XP, a program that allows for XP programs to run on Windows 7 when they otherwise wouldn't have been able to. For someone in business who uses legacy programs that need and can only be run on XP, this feature is very important and something that would motivate them to upgrade their operating system.