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Windows 7: How much to upgrade vista ultimate to windows 7


21 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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PParks, you can usually get ahold of OEM discs and sometimes even retail and simply use trial codes (enter no key or series of 0's usually).
Well the OEM's are tied to the machines that it's meant to be with, and I've never seen a full retail cd just given out without somehow "pirating" it.

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This can also be done with the RTM version release many of us have already 'mysteriously' gotten a hold of.
Ok, so rather than steal the OS and crack it, you just steal it and choose to reload over and over again rather than properly license it. I guess that's a bit less on the piracy front.

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21 Jul 2009   #12

XP Pro & Vista Home Premium (x86); Windows Ultimate 7600 x64 Retail
 
 

I believe you can buy an Windows 7 Pro "Upgrade" and do a clean install on the Vista Ultimate machine efectively "downgrading" from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Pro.

Why do this? .... I can see no real advantage to the Ultimate version for a home user and the Windows 7 Pro Upgrade license is a lot less $$$.

If I were not a Technet member I would not even consider the Windows 7 Ultimate.

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