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Windows 7: Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

01 Mar 2013   #1
mr payne

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on Desktop & 64bit on Laptop
 
 
Unable to upgrade to Windows 7

I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -
Quote:
You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.
Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?

Regards.


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01 Mar 2013   #2
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Follow the steps in the above tutorial for a clean install of Windows 7. You will need a valid product key to activate Windows 7 once it is installed.
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01 Mar 2013   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mr payne View Post
I am using Vista Ultimate in the trial period. I want to upgrade to Windows 7. But I am unable to upgrade. I get the message -
Quote:
You need to be running WIndows Vista with SP1 or later to upgrage.
Can I upgrade this trial version to activated Windows 7?

Regards.
You will need a activated version of Vista Ultimate, to use a Windows 7 upgrade.
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01 Mar 2013   #4
gregrocker

 

What trial version? There is no trial version. You should not install Windows if you haven't purchased it.

Where did you get WIn7 upgrade? If you don't own a copy of Vista or XP then you don't qualify for Upgrade version. If you do then you can Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version even if the qualifying OS isn't installed, or activate Vista to run the Upgrade install.
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01 Mar 2013   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

As mentioned, there is no "trial" version of Vista; instead, you can run it without activating for 30 days inititially, and extended that to 120 days with some known workarounds.

You might not be able to upgrade to SP1, because it may have to be activated to download that Service Pack and install it.
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