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Windows 7: Vista OEM upgrade to Windows 7


18 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Vista OEM upgrade to Windows 7

Ok, so a while back I made myself a new rig. Newegg had a deal if i buy Vista I get Windows 7 for free. Basically I upgraded Vista to Windows 7. Is my Vista license void now or is it still valid? My other right needed a reformat so I put my original Vista on that computer. Will this screw with my validation on my windows 7 rig? If it does, what should i do?

P.s. I did a validation test on both systems and they both came up clear.

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18 May 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dredfu View Post
Ok, so a while back I made myself a new rig. Newegg had a deal if i buy Vista I get Windows 7 for free. Basically I upgraded Vista to Windows 7. Is my Vista license void now or is it still valid? My other right needed a reformat so I put my original Vista on that computer. Will this screw with my validation on my windows 7 rig? If it does, what should i do?

P.s. I did a validation test on both systems and they both came up clear.
When you upgraded your vista license should have been void. Your win 7 is fine. the only problem you may have is with vista. Call MS to be sure.
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18 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

My vista says its genuine... :/


I just dont want to screw up the rig with windows 7 on it. That system will be alright?
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19 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Was the NewEgg deal a Windows 7 upgrade kit for Vista OEM?

If you are using that Vista license to qualify for Windows 7 Upgrade version, then you should not use Vista once you reinstall Windows 7.

If Vista is OEM version then the Windows 7 Upgrade needs to be on that machine unless you have another XP or Vista retail license to qualify for it's use on another machine.

Only if Windows 7 is full retail can it be installed without a qualifying Vista or XP license.
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