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Windows 7: can vista be installed?

29 Dec 2009   #1
lnxtinman

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
can vista be installed?

i was just curious....i upgraded my vista ultimate to win 7 and was wondering what would happen if i installed my original vista software on a different pc i have. seems kind of useless to see it just sitting there...


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29 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnxtinman View Post
i was just curious....i upgraded my vista ultimate to win 7 and was wondering what would happen if i installed my original vista software on a different pc i have. seems kind of useless to see it just sitting there...
If you upgraded you can no longer use Vista. It is illegal. If you are using the term upgraded incorrectly and you had a full retail Win 7, DVD, then you can reuse the Vista OS>
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29 Dec 2009   #3
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnxtinman View Post
i was just curious....i upgraded my vista ultimate to win 7 and was wondering what would happen if i installed my original vista software on a different pc i have. seems kind of useless to see it just sitting there...
That is the way I feel about my Windows 95 and 98 disks I still have. I just hate to throw them away. You just never know when you might...................
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29 Dec 2009   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I feel the same with my year old Vista, just sitting in the closet, but then I think of the money I saved getting the upgrade/clean install DVD.
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29 Dec 2009   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You are on the honor system.

As far as we know MS does not disable the key, or there wouldn't be all these Dual Boots.

But def not allowed under the EULA.
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29 Dec 2009   #6
Boastree

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

hhhmmmm...
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30 Dec 2009   #7
KazeNoKoe23

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnxtinman View Post
i was just curious....i upgraded my vista ultimate to win 7 and was wondering what would happen if i installed my original vista software on a different pc i have. seems kind of useless to see it just sitting there...
That is the way I feel about my Windows 95 and 98 disks I still have. I just hate to throw them away. You just never know when you might...................
Virtual Machine?
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30 Dec 2009   #8
lnxtinman

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

yeah, i bought the win7 ultimate upgrade disc and staring at the old full version of vista ultimate......very tempting
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30 Dec 2009   #9
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lnxtinman View Post
yeah, i bought the win7 ultimate upgrade disc and staring at the old full version of vista ultimate......very tempting
What in world could Vista possibly have to offer you? It's pretty much a nightmare OS.
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30 Dec 2009   #10
lnxtinman

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

i have a second pc with xp on it i am rebuilding....
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