Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122
Use Easy Transfer for your user settings and backup everything. Then boot from the Windows 7 CD, Win 7 will see your copy of Vista, then go to custom install, and select advanced, format the C drive, then follow the instructions to install Windows 7 64. You will have a clean install. then you can then reinstall all your programs. .
I thought that the consensus (if there was one) was that in order to do a custom (clean) install with the upgrade disc, you have to run the installer from **inside** the previously installed OS, because that is how Windows 7 verifies that you have a licensed OS already on the machine.
Are you saying that you can boot directly into Windows 7 install disc and it will verify the previous OS license? I would hate to over-write my old OS with Windows 7, and then on Oct 22 try to enter my license key and find out that it doesn't work because I used the incorrect "upgrade" procedure.
I have Fujitsu S6510 laptop 4GB ram 32 bit XP (purchased pre-order upgrade Home Premium and would like to install 64 bit).