Quote: Originally Posted by mrscullen
I was running 32 bit Vista ultimate. I tried installling 7 from a disk i burned from MSDNAA but apparently it didn't work. so I used the Enterprise 90day trial version thinking my product key would work to go to premium. Apparently you can't go there from enterprise so now I need to get rid of enterprise and get 7 professional which I have a product key for. I did a custom/clean? install and used windows easy transfer and have a windows.old folder on an ext HD. I also copied everything using complete pc backup on another HD. so I am pretty sure I have covered my bases as far as saving what I might need. I have my original vista disks and also the ultimate disks but I don't know if I have the product key for ultimate, I haven't checked. but if I am only going back to reload win 7 pro do I need to go to ultimate or could I even use the recovery partition that came on the laptop from dell? last question, do I need to transfer everything now before I go back to vista or since the windows.old file is on my ext HD can I just transfer once I get the correct version of Win 7 installed? I know this is complicated and I have looked every where but haven't found the exact info I need just bits and pieces. Thanks in advance for any help.
Welcome to Seven Forums, mrscullen.
I highlighted your two questions, which are related. The quick answer is that there is no need to re-install anything but the copy of Windows 7 Professional that you want to use.
You can even get rid of the recovery partition, if you want.
(Note: If you are using the Upgrade version of Windows 7, you can do either a clean install
, custom install
, or upgrade install
(The links point to tutorials here on how to do each.))