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Windows 7: Validation

24 Oct 2009   #1
richc46

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 
Validation

With all the confusion and contradictions about a clean install with an upgrade disc' I have several questions.

If I want to use the new OS for a while before validating, do I have to give my product key number when it is asked for during the installation. I am not talking about the final validation at the end of the process, but the inquiry that comes at about step 10 during the process?

If I do not want to change any partitions, etc. do I have an option to perform the update within Vista or can I still install within the DVD?


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24 Oct 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10130
 
 

Hello Rich,

No, you do not have to enter your product key number in while installing, but you will only have a 30 day grace period (120 total) before you must enter your key number and activate Windows 7, or uninstall it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Sure, you can upgrade Vista to Windows 7 without changing the other partitions if you like.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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