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Windows 7: Clean install of Windows 7 Upgrade - Without Vista first

27 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Clean install of Windows 7 Upgrade - Without Vista first

Hello everyone,
My new hard drive should arrive soon, and I'm wondering if it's possible to install Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Upgrade Edition without installing Vista first.
I have the Vista DVD.
It's just that I don't want to spend time installing Vista, then 7. Also, last time I tried this it resulted in an undeletable windows.old folder, but that's not an issue anymore.

Will I simply insert the Windows 7 disc, install it, and then some time during the installation insert the Vista disc and enter the product key? That would be the best scenario.

And, on the side, my new hard drive is solid-state, so is there anything special I should know? I will enable NHCI in BIOS prior to installation.

Thank you very much for your time

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27 Jan 2011   #2

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28 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thank you, installation was much easier than I'd thought
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