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Windows 7: Win Vista Upgrade Possibility

10 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Win Vista Upgrade Possibility

I have a decent Win Vista machine that the Windows Compatibility app said I could install Win 7.

However I use Win Vista Home Premium 32b. Can I upgrade on the same machine to Win 7 Professional 32b?

Will I run into any problems? How long should it take and are there any possible issues that may come up?

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10 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You will be fine.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

I would take the upgrade advisor to double check. If you are approved just follow the easyinstuctions for the install. You have to buy another key, however.

But after that you will love the system, I do.
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10 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Sure

I use that flavor of 7 and I have had no problems. If your machine is decent, you should have no problem with any version of 7. I personally like 7 pro.
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10 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

According to this chart, I need to do a custom install, not an in-place upgrade?

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png
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10 Jul 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Yes everyone should do a clean (custom with format), but you can use an upgrade DVD. Read the tutorial.
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10 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Richard, thanks.

I would prefer not to do a clean install because of the enormous hassle of tracking down all the programs that I purchased and have installed. I don't want to deal with re-installing them completely.

My personal files are small enough that I can back-up to an external HD quickly. The apps are the nightmare that I just want to click a few times and have my Win 7 machine rolling.
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10 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ematts View Post
According to this chart, I need to do a custom install, not an in-place upgrade?

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png
If you want to upgrade, you can still try. No harm to try - worst case is it won't work. Clean install may be a alternative if you don't mind reinstalling your programs. Use windows easy transfer to transfer files and settings to 7.
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10 Jul 2010   #8

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:

Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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10 Jul 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Ematts,

I am here to help and I want to give you my thoughts on what you want to do. Then you weigh the pro and con and do what is best for you.

Bottom line a clean install with format is best. So many posts from those that have problems because they did not do a clean install

What would you like a brand new 2011 car or the 1998 waxed, cleaned, fixed with all new parts and detailed, running like a kitten. The OS is the same thing, its best to get rid of the old and start fresh

Its your choice, anything you decide, I will be very happy to help, just want you to know the facts and 95% of the membership agree. The other 5% are the ones with the problems

Whatever you decide, good luck and I and the other members will be here for you.
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10 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Clean it is!
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