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Windows 7: Upgrade version vs regular version

03 Sep 2009   #1
mitchball

Windows Vista HomeBasic
 
 
Upgrade version vs regular version

Which is the better option?


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03 Sep 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Mitchball, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The full (regular) version will allow you to do a clean install easier and will not require you to have a qualifying current version of Vista like the upgrade version will. Otherwise they are the same version of Windows 7.

I like the full version better for ease of use and installation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Sep 2009   #3
mitchball

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Thanks that answers my question. I'm going with the full version.
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04 Sep 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're welcome Mitch.

The full version will be more expensive though.

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