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Windows 7: Any Upgrade versions out there yet

06 Oct 2009   #1

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
Any Upgrade versions out there yet

Hi all
I'm itching to see if an "Upgrade" version of W7 requires an Activated version of a previous OS before it will install or will it carry on even if the previous OS hasn't been activated.

The only OS'es I can get from Technet are the Full versions.

Anybody got an "Upgrade" version or will these only be released after Oct 22.

Also will an "Upgrade" allow an X-64 install from a previous X-86 OS (Of course a Clean install will be required but in the case of VISTA you could upgrade to VISTA X-64 from Windows XP - not directly - you still had to do a Clean install but it worked).

Upgrades to previous OS's and some apps like Office only required you to load the previous versions install disk to validate the upgrade.

What also happens with an "Upgrade" version if you have to re-install the OS again and you've wiped the HD. Note Upgrade in this context means an Upgrade version of the software - not an "Upgrade" install from a previous OS.


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06 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You can ask all the same questions s everyone else, but the bottom line is no one knows for sure right now. Nothing official has been released, so at this point, I wouldn't bother buying an Upgrade license until the processes have been confirmed. If it was me, and I was buying a license right now, I'd skip it all and get a full version.
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Anybody got an "Upgrade" version or will these only be released after Oct 22.
None have been released as of now. Those won't be available until the 22nd.
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