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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium E Differences

16 Jul 2009   #11


If you got the E version of Windows 7 could you still do a repair install or not?

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16 Jul 2009   #12

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos

From what i've read its a clean install only, no repair or update, as its being treated as a new os. thats why they state that you need to backup all your old settings, data etc.

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16 Jul 2009   #13

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

I suspect you can do a repair install.

If that's the case, may want to uninstall IE8 first , do the repair install, then reinstall IE8.

I have a Vista dvd with N editions on as well as regular editions. From memory - pretty sure you get the Upgrade option if you load the dvd while booted into windows.

No reason this would be different.

The real concern is - can you use an E product key with any install dvd - or ( as I suspect) the key may only work with certain dvd's. I hope not.
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17 Jul 2009   #14

7600 x86

SIW2, you really think that an E or N product key won't work on a US install? i already ordered HP-N and was hoping to install RTM when it leaks, then just drop my key in when it arrives in October. hrmm.

apparently E and N cannot do upgrade installs because upgrading over Vista would leave IE/WMP intact...
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17 Jul 2009   #15

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

It depends how MS have implemented it. I have a horrible feeling it will be the same way they did it with the Vista N versions.

Some install media include the N version configs as well as the regular versions.

Presumably , one of those is needed if you have an N product key:

Windows 7 Home Premium E Differences-nversions-2009-07-17_134931.jpg

It should be possible to use an E product key with a regular install media - I will be looking for a workaround when I get hold of it.

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