Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM
You don`t have to have the other OS installed, as long as you have it. Others will no more about the upgrade process. I thought you said you bought a retail windows install from Microsoft not the upgrade disc.
I did say that in my first post but that was before I realized the disc said "Upgrade" on it. It's been so long ago that I originally installed it. When first purchased using the MS Student discount all it did was give you access to download the ISO; activation key came via email (which I wrote on the disc). They also gave me an option to purchase the disc, for a few dollars more which I did even though it was redundant at that point.
Anyway, at the time I just installed over XP and it was pretty seamless. This time I used the OEM Hologram CD mentioned earlier, which I've never used before till now.
to your first comment, I didnt think an installed OS was necessary either. Prior to Windows 7 I had an XP upgrade disc which would promp me to insert a pervious version cd which I always had lying around.
I never got such a prompt during this Windows 7 install.