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Windows 7: Windows 7 premium

02 Oct 2010   #1
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Windows 7 premium

I am trying to buy windows 7 premium and the only version on the microsoft website I see is upgrade. Can't find the full version.. for full version I have to go to microsoftstore.ca. My question is would upgrade work if I format the hard drive and start from scratch.. a microsoft agent I talked to a couple months ago told me upgrade isn't for format and start from scratch. But just asking here anyway.


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02 Oct 2010   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
I am trying to buy windows 7 premium and the only version on the microsoft website I see is upgrade. Can't find the full version.. for full version I have to go to microsoftstore.ca. My question is would upgrade work if I format the hard drive and start from scratch.. a microsoft agent I talked to a couple months ago told me upgrade isn't for format and start from scratch. But just asking here anyway.
You CAN buy an upgrade copy and use it as a full version. The Microsoft Agent told you, that you couldn't as it would mean they lose some money.

Take a look at this tutorial by Brink.

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02 Oct 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

If you have any retail copy of XP or Vista, or have either pre-installed on the machine you plan to use Win7 on, then you're entitled to use Win7 upgrade version.

Both upgrade and full retail use the same installer - only the key determines the licensed version.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You do not need to pre-install XP or Vista to use the upgrade media although for legal purposes you must have a valid (OEM, retail or upgrade from previous os)copy of XP or Vista. You can do a custom clean install to a new drive after you format it.

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