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Windows 7: Upgrading from Vista to Windows 7


25 Oct 2012   #1

Windows Vista 32bit
 
 
Upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

I'm trying to determine if I need to purchase Win 7 upgrade or full version. I would like to be able to get the upgrade since it's cheaper.

The computer will not boot to the Vista OS. I'm sure it's a system file but I don't want to jack around with Vista anymore plus I can't find my install disk. Does the upgrade require the current OS to be completely functional? I would like to be able to delete the existing data. Can I do this with the upgrade?

Thanks

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25 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello yuyu, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you currently own a legal copy of Vista, you will be able to do a clean install with an upgrade copy of Windows 7 like in the tutorial below. There's no need to have Vista running or installed first to do so.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can do a clean install with the upgrade.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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25 Oct 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Best option - I think - is to go with a full OEM version for $99. Here are your options: Newegg.com - windows 7 oem
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25 Oct 2012   #5

Windows Vista 32bit
 
 

Thanks so much for the quick reply! Upgrade it is!
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25 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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