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Windows 7: 'Upgrade or Full' What is the difference..


26 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7, Vista HP, XP Pro
 
 
'Upgrade or Full' What is the difference..

between the versions? And where are the OEM prices?


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26 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

Full versions can do a clean install on a machine with no OS, upgrade requires a copy of xp or vista on that machine already (as far as the licence goes, anyway) - and it checks, so you need windows installed already to do a clean upgrade. Installing the upgrade copy twice allows you to get past that requirement.

OEM prices will come out presumably closer to launch date.
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26 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Arkhan is correct, however it is possible to do a clean install with an upgrade disk. It is fairly simple.

Otherwise, they are exactly the same. It will be the same OS, the same features, etc.

~Lordbob
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26 Jun 2009   #4

se7en x64 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arkhan View Post
Full versions can do a clean install on a machine with no OS, upgrade requires a copy of xp or vista on that machine already (as far as the licence goes, anyway) - and it checks, so you need windows installed already to do a clean upgrade. Installing the upgrade copy twice allows you to get past that requirement.

OEM prices will come out presumably closer to launch date.
If it need windows already installed, do i need to reinstall the vista, and then upgrade to 7... now i only have 7 on my machine... and i already throw away the vista CD... only the sticker at the bottom of my laptop still stick strong.
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26 Jun 2009   #5
LFB

Windows7 Enterprise SP1 x64 (Technet)
 
 

I think the Full and upgrade are quite same...

We know that Windows Seven don't will accept direct upgrade from Windos XP, so it will be possible to do a clean install with upgrade versions...
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26 Jun 2009   #6

Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi, guys. I read through this other thread & this one; still have a question.

When I bought the upgrade version of Windows 7 last night, I completely forgot about that 'ol rule of thumb that says it's best to avoid 'upgrade' installs and stick with full installs. That is an old belief -- just wanted to see if it's still true today. (If so, I may cancel my order and wait for the full OS offer.)

Also, I purchased the 'download' option at the Microsoft Store. Do you think that'll be delivered as an .iso file that we can mount or burn to DVD?

Thank you!
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26 Jun 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
upgrade or clean

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBolt View Post
Hi, guys. I read through this other thread & this one; still have a question.

When I bought the upgrade version of Windows 7 last night, I completely forgot about that 'ol rule of thumb that says it's best to avoid 'upgrade' installs and stick with full installs. That is an old belief -- just wanted to see if it's still true today. (If so, I may cancel my order and wait for the full OS offer.)

Also, I purchased the 'download' option at the Microsoft Store. Do you think that'll be delivered as an .iso file that we can mount or burn to DVD?

Thank you!
The old rule of thumb still holds. Dont know what format the download will be although vhd is faster to stream down. Im thinking ISO. You can do a clean install from an upgrade media see below

Ken
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26 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

For those of you that bought Upgrade but want a full install:

HOW TO DO A FULL INSTALL WITH AN UPGRADE DISK:
1) Put in the Upgrade disk and boot into it.
2) Install the OS, but DO NOT enter your product code!!! Select skip instead.
3) After install in complete, run Setup from INSIDE the new install and this time enter your Product Key.

~Lordbob
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26 Jun 2009   #9

Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
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3) After install in complete, run Setup from INSIDE the new install and this time enter your Product Key.

~Lordbob
Thanks ZigZag 'n Bob. I've noted your tip for when the time to 'upgrade' comes.

Just to make sure I'm clear on this...
For Step 3: Are you saying we should (1) finish the installation, (2) re-run the installation DVD & (3) let the DVD re-install again?

Or, is there a different process to follow in order to "run Setup?"

Thank you!
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26 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Uhmm

Upgrade costs less I guess...
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