Roy Colson wrote: > Intend to upgrade windows 7 home to windows 7 professional as I need the XP > mode. Using Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Anytime Upgrade from Home > Premium will I lose programs and data that is currently on my drive. > > In the past, upgrading Windows could be a bit of a hassle. In Windows 7, the software you need comes preinstalled. All you have to do is purchase an upgrade key from Microsoft or another authorized retailer to unlock those shiny new features.