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Windows 7: UPGRADE version: Can you a do a 'clean' install


24 Jul 2009   #1

XP Pro SP3
 
 
UPGRADE version: Can you a do a 'clean' install

With VISTA, you could not install a fresh copy, you needed to upgrade your existing OS. (unlike XP, 2000, etc.)

Did this change with 7? Can you do a clean install from an upgrade 7 DVD?

Thanks!


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24 Jul 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

You can do a clean install with a vista upgrade disc, but it remains to be seen if that still applies to windows 7. And just so it's clear i am talking about the double install method if your upgrading to a machine with no Operating system. Otherwise yes you can do an clean install with the windows 7 upgrade disc.
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25 Jul 2009   #3

XP Pro SP3
 
 

OK thanks. Lets see. I have just bought a DELL (already downgraded from Vista home to XP Home at the factory) and I am eligible for a FREE upgrade. Let's hope I can install a clean copy when 7 comes out.
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25 Jul 2009   #4

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7user2009 View Post
OK thanks. Lets see. I have just bought a DELL (already downgraded from Vista home to XP Home at the factory) and I am eligible for a FREE upgrade. Let's hope I can install a clean copy when 7 comes out.
That's all you can do from XP. No upgrades are possible.
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25 Jul 2009   #5

XP Pro SP3
 
 

Quote:
That's all you can do from XP. No upgrades are possible.
Huh?!
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25 Jul 2009   #6

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows7user2009 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by busydog View Post
That's all you can do from XP. No upgrades are possible.
Huh?!
He means that you can only do a clean install because you are running XP, if you were running vista you could do an in-place upgrade.
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25 Jul 2009   #7
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
He means that you can only do a clean install because you are running XP, if you were running vista you could do an in-place upgrade.
Sometimes, we believe . TBD for real all on Oct 22nd ... meantime byte your nails ... <sigh>

Edit: refering to the Vista in-place upgrade.
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