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Windows 7: win7 upgrade


20 Apr 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
win7 upgrade

hey there,

would i be able to install Windows 7 x64 on an unactivated (!!!) xp/vista? i found an awesome site (totally legal) which sells cheap student Windows 7's but they sell only upgrades.

thanks,

DD

PS: the harddrive i plan on using is empty and i would throw xp or vista on for like 5 minutes (and not activate it) and then immediately upgrade to Windows 7

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20 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Its a breach of the EULA to use the upgrade license unless one possesses a valid, qualifying base license such as XP/vista.

Also, before plunging into that buy, make sure its a reputable seller, lots of scams going around.
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20 Apr 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

hey,

i do have a licence key, but that's for x32 (or is a key valid for every version?) and i plan on clean installing x64 (but not activate, as its in use) and then upgrade to Windows 7.
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20 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If you have a valid license (32 bit/ 64 bit), you're legal. And, you dont need to install XP to use the upgrade disk. Just do a clean install with this registry workaround.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Remember you cant upgrade install from xp to Windows 7 anyway, so clean install is the only way. Backup critical data before starting.
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20 Apr 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

awesome safes me some time

why cant i upgrade from xp then? i think i've done that before (could be vista tho, not sure)

oh and the site, it's 100% legal. its a special site for students where everything is alot cheaper then normal prices


thank you for your great help
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20 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dutchdarky View Post
awesome safes me some time

why cant i upgrade from xp then? i think i've done that before (could be vista tho, not sure)

oh and the site, it's 100% legal. its a special site for students where everything is alot cheaper then normal prices


thank you for your great help
You cant upgrade install from xp because thats how MS designed it, probably because xp and Windows 7 are very different fundamentally or as a marketing tactic. So backup all your data.

But sure, you can run an upgrade install from vista.
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