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Windows 7: Complicated Upgrades and Installations

28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Complicated Upgrades and Installations

It's been a while since I have been active on this forum (2 months?), but anyways:

I was wondering if I can use the Windows 7 Home Premium Family pack on 3 different computers, all of which are different >.<

The 3 computers that are needing an upgrade/installation are:

  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • 32-bit
  • Service Pack 2
  • Acer Brand
  • Requires: Upgrade
Factory/OEM Desktop PC
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    • Version 2002
  • 32-bit (I think)
  • Service Pack 3
  • Dell Brand
  • Requires: Clean install (preferred) or Upgrade (if possible)

    • Would like to purchase another hard drive and make the current one a slave/extra drive (somehow), while installing Windows 7 on the new drive.
Custom Built Media/Gaming Desktop PC
  • Completely clean install
  • 64-bit
  • Requires: Clean Install
    • It would be a complete install on a virgin hard drive/system
    • [Unnecessary fact] This would be my first build :)
So basically I want to use the Windows 7 Home Edition Family pack [link], that can be installed on 3 computers, to upgrade 2 computers from Windows XP and Vista, one of which would probably be a clean install. I then want to use it for a clean install on a custom built computer.

Would I be able to do this with this version of windows?


And before you ask, I have Googled, and looked at the stickies, both of which were helpful. I just want to be absolutely sure about all this. .

Thanks in advanced :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Happyman,

Yes, you can do a upgrade install on the laptop and a clean install with a upgrade on the other two with a Windows 7 Family Pack installation DVD since the product key can be used to activate 3 separate installations.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec

29 Nov 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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