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Windows 7: Seven installation

23 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X
 
 
Seven installation

I'm wondering when i buy the upgrade version of 7 will it come with a serial number, or is that only the full version?

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23 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

the upgrade version will come with a cdkey.
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23 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X
 
 

so then whats the point of the full retail?
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23 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The full retail version is for somebody who wants to install Windows 7, but they currently do not have a copy of XP or Vista already installed on the computer. The upgrade version is for people who DO have a copy of XP or Vista and just want to move to Windows 7.

Retail indicates that's its a retail license and can be used on 1 computer at a time, but can be moved from one computer to another...as long as it's removed from the first computer. The opposite of retail is an OEM license that is tied to 1 and only one computer forever. Once you install on one computer, you cannot move it to another computer. You would have to buy a second license for the other computer.

Hope that helps clear it up.
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23 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X
 
 

that completely cleared everything up, i was just confused on the differences of the two, because i was going to get a gateway sx and get the free 7 upgrade and do it on my netbook and it, but i cant do that. but thanks for answering what i needed to know.
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