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Windows 7: can i do this

07 Sep 2010   #1

win7 pro
 
 
can i do this

i am currently running vista premium on my C:/ -
i want to finally upgrade to windows 7 64bit professional -

here is the debate:
i want to put a bigger hard drive in my computer - for the C:/ - then i want to re-install vista --> then upgrade to windows 7 professional..

the issue in had is - i am running the system builder version of vista and not sure if i can re-install and then upgrade?

i got my hands on a student version of the 7 professional upgrade, and therefore don't want to spend the money on a full version of professional right now if i don't need 2.


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07 Sep 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello patrick82.





Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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07 Sep 2010   #3

win7 pro
 
 

so if i am reading everything correctly... i can just install vista -- then upgrade to 7 with no problems.
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07 Sep 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

You do not need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to Windows 7.

Use one of the workarounds explained in this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Having any version of Vista on hand and not using it again is sufficient under the Windows 7 EULA.
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07 Sep 2010   #5

win7 pro
 
 

so hold on - i am going to be installing win 7 - on a new hd...with no os on it

so does all the above mean i can take the upgrade version and install it as new... - i thought upgrade ment i had to have a previous OS installed on the hard drive before doing the upgrade.??
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07 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello patrick82.





Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You do not need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to Windows 7.

Use one of the workarounds explained in this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Having any version of Vista on hand and not using it again is sufficient under the Windows 7 EULA.



Have you had a look at this tutorial that has been posted at these links?
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07 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Yes but it is Possible to Install it Fresh also if you have an OEM Computer when you Change the HDD you cannot restore to when you Brought your Computer for the Recovery Partition is on the Over HDD

Hope This Helps,
Josh
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07 Sep 2010   #8

windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'd backup important data from the older hard drive first, then perform a clean install of windows 7 on the new HD (or just have the system boot from the second hardrive/os <if that's the HD you install windows 7 on>, then copy important data after windows 7 install) Also, If your windows Vista is 32 bit, you would have to do a clean install of the windows 7 64bit OS anyways.
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07 Sep 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patrick82 View Post
so hold on - i am going to be installing win 7 - on a new hd...with no os on it

so does all the above mean i can take the upgrade version and install it as new... - i thought upgrade ment i had to have a previous OS installed on the hard drive before doing the upgrade.??
Yes, but you have to do one of the workarounds given in the tutorial which explains it all.
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