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Windows 7: Cheapest Full OS with Product Key to Upgrade??

26 Oct 2009   #1
cheburashka

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Cheapest Full OS with Product Key to Upgrade??

From what I've gathered here, I need to have an OS of some kind with a Product Key to replace with my new Windows 7 Upgrade disk--at least that's the safest thing to do. Since I'm starting with a barebones computer and have no computers running 2000, XP or Vista which have a product key, I need to get my hands on a legit OS for cheap. Where would be a good place to start looking? Would I be better off buying the complete OS instead of trying to make use of my $8.00 educational upgrade disk?

Thanks


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26 Oct 2009   #2
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheburashka View Post
From what I've gathered here, I need to have an OS of some kind with a Product Key to replace with my new Windows 7 Upgrade disk--at least that's the safest thing to do. Since I'm starting with a barebones computer and have no computers running 2000, XP or Vista which have a product key, I need to get my hands on a legit OS for cheap. Where would be a good place to start looking? Would I be better off buying the complete OS instead of trying to make use of my $8.00 educational upgrade disk?

Thanks
Welcome to Seven Forums, cheburashka.

Save your money - no OS is needed with Windows 7 Upgrade.

Check this tutorial, and especially the note under Option One.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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26 Oct 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's true, you don't need any previous operating system on your hard drive in order to install the upgrade version of the Windows 7 operating system.

This is probably Microsoft's best move ever to curb piracy.
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26 Oct 2009   #4
poin2

Windows7
 
 

Indeed just do the thing where you install it on top of itself. Otherwise the upgrade discs are supposed to work coming from the Release Candidate as well. They actually pulled the ability to upgrade from Windows 2000.
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26 Oct 2009   #5
Nibiru2008

Windows 7 Professional X64 Build 7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cheburashka View Post
From what I've gathered here, I need to have an OS of some kind with a Product Key to replace with my new Windows 7 Upgrade disk--at least that's the safest thing to do. Since I'm starting with a barebones computer and have no computers running 2000, XP or Vista which have a product key, I need to get my hands on a legit OS for cheap. Where would be a good place to start looking? Would I be better off buying the complete OS instead of trying to make use of my $8.00 educational upgrade disk?

Thanks
Welcome to Seven Forums, cheburashka.

Save your money - no OS is needed with Windows 7 Upgrade.

Check this tutorial, and especially the note under Option One.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
He's correct! You are able to do a clean install using option one! It works.
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26 Oct 2009   #6
mutant

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Awesome! Thanks TheSchaft for the tip.
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