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Windows 7: Vista Home Premium To Windows 7 Professional

07 Dec 2009   #1
Bibbster

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Vista Home Premium To Windows 7 Professional

Hey Guys , im getting windows 7 professional for christmas the upgrade version and im wanting to do a clean install with an clean install with a upgrade disk i know how to do that so no worries there but my main concern is with the upgrade advisor it says i can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate and i want Professional so because im doing a custom install will that matter or.... ?


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07 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bibbster View Post
Hey Guys , im getting windows 7 professional for christmas the upgrade version and im wanting to do a clean install with an clean install with a upgrade disk i know how to do that so no worries there but my main concern is with the upgrade advisor it says i can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate and i want Professional so because im doing a custom install will that matter or.... ?

If you buy an upgrade disc, you will be in violation of the EULA. You should buy the full retail version, sorry.
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07 Dec 2009   #3
Bibbster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ok , thanks for reply
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07 Dec 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Bibbster. Welcome to SevenForums, Have a look at this web page and the two snips I have included. From looking at this. I am just a little confused as to what would be legal and what would not be. Up to you to decide. Good luck to you. Windows 7 Upgrade Considerations

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07 Dec 2009   #5
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Rich, myzr7, I think that the 2nd snip is the key. You are not violating the EULA if you own a previous version of XP or Vista, no matter which. You can't do an upgrade, just a clean install, going from any version besides Vista Business to Professional.

But as long as you own the previous version, you should be OK. Take a look at this blog at MSDN, it is pretty good.

What you are not allowed to do is to do a clean install (which is possible whether you have a previous version or not) with an Upgrade disc if you don't own a previous version. In this case you would be violating the EULA.
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07 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Is the issue that you are running a current version of Win7 or Vista that you want to Upgrade and the Upgrade Advisor said you cannot upgrade from that version, or that you cannot Upgrade with your hardware config?
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07 Dec 2009   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bibbster View Post
Hey Guys , im getting windows 7 professional for christmas the upgrade version and im wanting to do a clean install with an clean install with a upgrade disk i know how to do that so no worries there but my main concern is with the upgrade advisor it says i can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate and i want Professional so because im doing a custom install will that matter or.... ?
Just to clarify:

Short answer: you're fine.

Vista Home Premium may only be upgraded-in-place to Win7 Home Premium or Ultimate:

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

However, if you're willing to do a custom (clean) install, Vista Home Premium qualifies for the use of a Win7 Pro upgrade license.

I suggest having a look at:

Clean install with Windows 7 upgrade media? Get the facts! | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

The Win7 upgrade version turned out to be less restrictive than I'd been led to expect. For example: with a qualifying OS on the PC, I was able to boot from the install media (bootable USB drive, prepared from the .iso I downloaded from the Microsoft Store), format the OS partition, and install Win7.
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08 Dec 2009   #8
Bibbster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

so to put it in to easy words i CAN use a pro upgrade disc to do a "Clean" Custom install i just need the answer to that then ill be happy

Thanks Guys
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08 Dec 2009   #9
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Bibbster, as you own a valid Vista license, the answer is Yes.
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08 Dec 2009   #10
Bibbster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks guys , your a great help
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