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Windows 7: Reverse upgrade

19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Reverse upgrade

Hi all,

I upgraded my Vista Laptop to Windows 7, I also have a WindowsXP machine.
My question is, can I reformat my Laptop and reinstall Vista and then upgrade my XP machine to Windows 7?

Dan

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19 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If it is a retail upgrade copy of Windows 7, then yes. Worst case scenario, you may have to Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 8 X64 M3 8102 / Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

yes you can with windows 7 just have to ring Microsoft after you install it again on other laptop and tell them its another laptop and you have removed the other 7 of the other laptop/pc
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19 Aug 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dan,

In addition, you will not be able to do a in-place upgrade from XP to Windows 7. Instead it will have to be a clean install of Windows 7 on your XP computer.

Clean Install Windows 7

or

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Aug 2010   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfreehill View Post
Hi all,

I upgraded my Vista Laptop to Windows 7, I also have a WindowsXP machine.
My question is, can I reformat my Laptop and reinstall Vista and then upgrade my XP machine to Windows 7?

Dan

Maybe. what version of win 7 (OEM, retail, etc). I suspect you can and you can verify it on the microsoft site by looking at the upgrade path. I suggest you use the upgrade adviser to check you XP hardware specs
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