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Windows 7: Diff between upgrading from Vista and installing Win7

01 Nov 2009   #11


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Toony View Post
I am not sure that I understood your description fully but the way the new computer will work is the first time I start it it will ask me to choose the language of Vista (as I can choose among scandanavian languages and english) and once I have chosen the language it will install Vista. Once that is done, I can upgrade to Win 7 using the Win7 code I will be given. Off course I will get a bootable Vista DVD disk so if I want to re-install in the future I need to use the Vista disk first and then upgrade to Win 7. Do you still think it is still the same as a clean Win 7?

If you want a clean install then you can skip installing Vista first as there is a workaround to install when no previous OS is on the drive.

However you need to own an XP/Vista to qualify for the Upgrade, and then according to the EULA that XP/VIsta is not usable. Keep your XP/Vista license key with the Upgrade key for the life of the UPgrade in case the issue should arise during reinstalls.

Reinstalls will never again be necessary however if you use Win7's excellent new Backup Imaging to save externally an image of your finished job, which can be reimage onto the same HDD (or a replacement) using the Installer's Repair my Computer console in 15 minutes.

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01 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

Things have improved considerably since previous versions of windows in upgrading, the move from Vista to 7 is not a huge monumental leap so doing a in place upgrade from vista to 7 will cause very few if any problems , so long as you maintained vista in good working order you will see no visable difference in performance in going the upgrade route over a fresh install, my upgrade has performed flawless without a single issue thus far, 7 is snappy and error free, of course I maintained my previous Vista install in good working order and never had a single issue with it.....your milege may vary.....make sure you run the 7 advisor and remove any flaged programs it recommends and do a upgrade....It will save you the many hours of reinstalling your programs that are not going to run any faster than they would with a clean install.....Now if you are going from 32 to 64Bit then a clean install is a must, otherwise its your call......
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02 Nov 2009   #13

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As I see it there are two choices, both are good in this case.

With a new fresh vista already installed, an upgrade with Win7 will be fine. There is no issues or corrupt files left over from Vista as it is new.

Since Vista is new, there won't be any programs or personal data to worry about loosing or transferring. So should be no problem to clean install Win7.

If this were my choice, I would Clean install because it will be a slightly faster process.

Both methods are equally good choices in this instance.

There is a great Seven Forums tutorial for the Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version, that will give you a few choices on the procedure.
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02 Nov 2009   #14

Windows XP

Thanks again Tews. I will go for a clean win7 computer.
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02 Nov 2009   #15


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
As long as you can create a bootable DVD disc, you can choose to format your drive before installing... This will leave you with a squeaky clean install, the same as buying a machine with windows 7 preloaded .... without all the crapware .... Go for it, unless you dont mind waiting..

I am wondering if the 7Up's manufacturers will send out have their infamous bloatware included, since it is a big part of their profit margin now and they have taken to enforcing it and discouraging clean installs.

If not, and you can get a clean install ISO, or a download that can be made into an ISO to burn to a disk, then you may have a better situation than buying a Windows 7 computer that has all the bloatware seeded in.

The importance of having the download be burnable to a DVD is that you can then boot from it and use the Custom Advanced tools to 1)Delete the Vista, 2)Create a new partition to 3)Format. This is the cleanest install of all.

If the download is only files you can use this tutorial to make it into a burnable ISO: Make bootable iso from student d/l
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