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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade???


10 Jul 2009   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bits
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade???

hello,
I got an advertisement to preorder windows 7 professional upgrade
can I do a fresh install with that or I need Vista full install prior to use the upgrade??
that's kinda weird

Future Shop: Software: Home Office Software: Windows 7 Professional Upgrade - French

I know it shows the French version I'll buy the English one

would it work an XP home DVD??

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10 Jul 2009   #2
DJG

 

Yes, you can use the upgrade with a proper XP license, and you'll have to do a clean install. With Vista you can do an in-place upgrade for like editions, or a clean install. Check out the various threads.
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10 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7 pro 64 bits
 
 

but I can only upgrade to windows 7 home
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10 Jul 2009   #4
DJG

 

Not at all. You can upgrade to Home Premium or Professional if you buy those upgrades.
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10 Jul 2009   #5

windows 7 pro 64 bits
 
 

so if I buy pro upgrade today I'll be able to do a clean install?????
with my XP home DVD
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10 Jul 2009   #6

Win 7 RC
 
 
Installing Windows 7 Home Premium in October

In October, can I just install the Win 7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC version Iím currently using? Or . . . should I just wipe my hard drive and then install the Windows 7 upgrade? Or . . . do I have to go back and re-install Vista Home Premium (which came pre-loaded on my notebook) so as to provide a Windows base to upgrade from? Whatís the best way to go? Does a "clean install" - as you use the term - still need to see existing Win OS (XP or Vista) files on the hard drive in order to install properly? It wouldn't be an "upgrade" otherwise, would it? Maybe you can shed some light on this issue for me. Thanks!
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10 Jul 2009   #7

windows 7 pro 64 bits
 
 

thunder, from what I can understand, when using a "upgrade" version you will be asked to swap DVDs just to prove that you own a genuine DVD
if you own vista, you can do a straight forward upgrade, no clean needed
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10 Jul 2009   #8
DJG

 

Correct. You should be able to enter the original key I believe rather than have a disk, since the disk is generic, or if you have the harddrive with the installation live so it can check it. Then you should be able to do a format if needed and do the clean install.

Or with Vista as you mention, do the actual upgrade over the existing installation, but I understand they need to be like editions, i.e. Home Premium to Home Premium or Professional to Professional, and x86 to x86 or x64 to x64.
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10 Jul 2009   #9

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Yes, you can use the upgrade with a proper XP license, and you'll have to do a clean install. With Vista you can do an in-place upgrade for like editions, or a clean install. Check out the various threads.
Especially Windows 7 Upgrade Guide: All Your Questions Answered
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