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16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Quick question...

can you upgrade with the full retail edition of windows 7? Is the an option to format and upgrade?

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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows Seven x64
 
 

I want to say yes...
But if you upgrade to Windows 7 you can't format the disk otherwise it is not an upgrade.. It would be a clean install.. But to my knowledge I believe you can upgrade with a Full retail edition of Windows 7..(I could be wrong)

Hope this Helps..and Happy Holidays..

EDIT: Here are the upgrade paths from Windows Vista..Note you can only upgrade to Windows 7 if you have Windows Vista..If you have Windows XP or lower you will have to do a clean install..
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16 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
can you upgrade with the full retail edition of windows 7? Is the an option to format and upgrade?
Please, someone else correct me if I am wrong, but it was my impression that all the DVD's are the same. It is the Key that determines, what you are entitled to.

Since it was determined, back in Oct, that with an upgrade DVD, you could format, just like the full retail, I would say to the poster that the option to format and upgrade is present. In fact, if you did not give your key during the installation process, but waited until the install was complete, there would be no difference between an upgrade and the full retail DVD.
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi this may help you.
Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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16 Dec 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
can you upgrade with the full retail edition of windows 7? Is the an option to format and upgrade?
yes you can do an in-place Upgrade with full retail.

No you cannot format if doing an in-place upgrade, as it is only available when you boot the DVD to do a Custom clean install.
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