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Windows 7: Able to bypass Upgrade to do a fresh install?


22 Oct 2009   #1

Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
Able to bypass Upgrade to do a fresh install?

Hi, guys.

Thought I'd come back to see if you guys found a way to bypass the upgrade and do a fresh install of Win 7 with an "upgrade" installer/DVD. Any luck?

Or, did Microsoft make it impossible to do?

Thanks and good luck!!!


(waiting til my evaluation license expires)


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22 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Um, god I would hope so. If not, how are you ever suppost to reformat if your HD gets currupted beyond human repair?
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

People have confirmed that you can take the upgrade media, with or without anything installed on the hard drive and you can install "clean" Windows 7 and it will activate no problems.
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

yeah, when selecting the drive you want to install on, click advanced options, then click the format button (I saw all of this in a video, somebody please correct me if I'm wrong), something like that.
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22 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Of course you can do a clean install. It is the license you are upgrating by buying an "upgrate version", NOT the c:\.
If you upgrate from XP, then all you _can_ do is a clean install, but if you are on Vista, and Vista and 7 are same language, then you can upgrade your system without a clean install (not recommended though)
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22 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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23 Oct 2009   #7

Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad to hear it's possible. Thanks!
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