Please take note that upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 8 is basically classified as a custom installation. This means you'll have to re-install all your programs in Windows Vista and if possible use updated installers.
Is that Windows 7 Professional? If you don't need the features in Professional, you could opt for something cheaper like Windows 7 Home Premium ($119) instead. See here: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/cat/categoryID.44066700 or $99 at Newegg...
Just the folder named above. Everything else will still be in C:\
By the way, this is only possible if you did a custom installation and did not format the hard drive before and during the installation.
For Windows the USB thingy will work. For the Office you just have to copy the files or download from MS. Give MS a call I believe the office team can assist you in download the installation files for Office.
It actually works even with a Home Premium or Professional disk. All you need to do is remove the ei.cfg file from the ISO before burning. Tried it numerous times actually. :D
It hasn't. But our fascination with American culture and being a former American colony at that has technically made English the second or third language of sorts for the Philippines. Anyone with a high school education and higher can actually speak English pretty well.
Method 2 of http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media. Remember to not enter the product key during the installation, skip it and do the above method inside Windows 7 itself.
You can also call MS and they do an automated version of Method 2. :)
The main problem here is that Netlix requires Micrsoft's Silverlight to be installed and I do believe that you need a Windows computer to install SL.
About keeping Vista, you could try using the same Windows Vista disk and the activate online, if it fails, try the automated phone system. If...
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