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Windows 7: Windows 7 License Key and custom Install

10 Sep 2010   #21


He didn't in-place Upgrade, he clean installed 7 Professional over Vista Home Premium.

Having any version of XP or Vista qualifies one for using Upgrade version.

The chart shows only in-place Upgrade paths Vista>7.

Since Vista was on a drive during install, a flag was passed allowing use of Upgrade version key so he can insert it at any time in the future without doing one of the workarounds.

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10 Sep 2010   #22

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

I just updated the post, the second site confirms what you just posted.

From this, should be ok.
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11 Sep 2010   #23

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tartarus View Post
Ok ill buy the other upgrade copy of Windows Professional and see if the key works, but I still dont fully understand the process.

It will work. Just follow GregRocker's advice and you will be home clean and happy.

As a student, you also qualify for some other fantastic offers. See following:
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