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Windows 7: DELL win7 Upgrade


01 Jan 2010   #1

XP
 
 
DELL win7 Upgrade

Hi all,

I have my upgrade disk from dell recently as my sis brought a new lappy. But the problem is she is not interested in upgrading. Can i upgrade my other com instead of the dell one? And my com is running win xp. Can i change the OS and upgrade it?

When dell send the disk it comes with a "UPGRADE ASSISTANT" DVD!!!
My com is DIY type, so can i still use it?

Thanks in advance for answering!


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01 Jan 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zacdolski View Post
Hi all,

I have my upgrade disk from dell recently as my sis brought a new lappy. But the problem is she is not interested in upgrading. Can i upgrade my other com instead of the dell one? And my com is running win xp. Can i change the OS and upgrade it?

When dell send the disk it comes with a "UPGRADE ASSISTANT" DVD!!!
Hi and welcome

we need more info on the computer you want to upgrade. Please fill in your system specs in the box lower left corner of your post. See pic

thanks

Ken
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01 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You can't "upgrade" from XP to Windows 7, even with a retail Windows 7 disc. You would have to do a clean install.

At one time, I think Dell upgrade discs were linked to the BIOS of the PC and so would expect to see a particular BIOS on the machine to be upgraded--a Dell BIOS of some type.

I would guess you are out of luck, but no harm in trying. Make sure you can recover. You would also face the activation issue, which might be a problem in this case.
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01 Jan 2010   #4

XP
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for the help. I have updated the info and spec of my com.

As i read other thread they say its possible. LINK-> Dell W7 Pro Upgrade Kit
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01 Jan 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

I strongly doubt MS would allow Upgrade Kit keys to be useable on any other than the hardware which it is intended to Upgrade.

They can however be used for formatted clean installs from boot as repeatedly confirmed.

If they aren't able to lock the key to the specific machine in advance since it isn't installed yet and hasn't a hardware signature, then they must have locked it to the Vista key somehow.

If not and it's an OEM key that activates on any hardware it will then be locked to that hardware for life.

If it is retail Upgrade version, then it's quite a giveaway since it can migrate for life.
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01 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I requested a disc from Dell for my laptop, but ended up using it to install Windows 7 on the computer that I built. Worked like a charm. I did a clean install, though.
You only need the DVD that has the operating system on it. Install it like you would install any other copy of Windows.
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01 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kornfan71 View Post
I requested a disc from Dell for my laptop, but ended up using it to install Windows 7 on the computer that I built. Worked like a charm. I did a clean install, though.
You only need the DVD that has the operating system on it. Install it like you would install any other copy of Windows.

All Windows 7 installers can install, but did the key activate when you inserted it on different hardware?

Check the activation status at Computer>Downloads, scroll down.
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01 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
All Windows 7 installers can install, but did the key activate when you inserted it on different hardware?
Yeah, it activated....


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02 Jan 2010   #9

XP
 
 

Korn bro,

Do you mind advicing me on the way to install it? Can i use it as i am using win XP now? Or do i need to install a Win Vista first before upgrading it? What is a clean install. Pardon me for asking so much, i am not good with computer or such. Thanks in advance!
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