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Windows 7: vista and upgraded windows 7

01 Dec 2009   #1
jimwoodward

windows 7
 
 
vista and upgraded windows 7

I was runnung vista home 32 bit, and I upgraded to windows 7 professional.
I did a clean install of windows 7, 64 bit. May I run, legally, the vista home in a virtual window under the windows 7?
I ask because I have installed the vista home using vmware player with the windows 7 as host, but to continue, I must validate the vista home - the program I used for the upgrade.
Hope you can follow me!
Thanks
p.s. this is all on one computer


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01 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimwoodward View Post
I was runnung vista home 32 bit, and I upgraded to windows 7 professional.
I did a clean install of windows 7, 64 bit. May I run, legally, the vista home in a virtual window under the windows 7?
I ask because I have installed the vista home using vmware player with the windows 7 as host, but to continue, I must validate the vista home - the program I used for the upgrade.
Hope you can follow me!
Thanks
p.s. this is all on one computer
If you used a full retail DVD, you can use it. If you have to validate again, but upgraded with an upgrade disc, it would not be permitted.

I know that you used the word upgrade, but some people use that term to indicate going from vista or xp to 7.
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01 Dec 2009   #3
jimwoodward

windows 7
 
 

I did get an upgrade to windows 7. What about running the windows 7 32bit version ( which came with the upgrade) in a virtual window with the 64 bit version as the host?
Thanks again!
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01 Dec 2009   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

No - one key for one disk.
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01 Dec 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The idea of the upgrade option was to replace your old system by Win7 which "aquired" the product key of your old system and thereby blocked it. I would anyhow try whether it works - what can you loose.
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