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Windows 7: Vista x64 On One HDD /7 On Another Help?

09 Mar 2010   #11
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Thanks,

The Beta I am speaking of is not Windows 7. I cannot disclose what the Beta is.

I'm going to buy a Win7 copy. I am torn between the OEM and Retail, Pro and Ultimate versions.
I have a Gigabyte UD3P motherboard I will most likely use for years to come. I'm just not clear of what or how an OEM copy will limit me.
With dual booting a Vista HP OEM (current) and a Win 7 OEM on the same Mobo, how will it act. I see myself migrating it all to 7 one day.

I also need to know if Bit-Locker is on the Pro version also. I see resellers claiming it is, and Microsoft's site showing it on Ultimate only.

Oh! Would you allocate and full format before beginning Win 7 install?

Thanks


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09 Mar 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Bitlocker is on Ultimate only. I am running Pro and can testify first-hand I do not have it.

Hate to break it to you, but it would not be legal for you to install the OEM version, unless you are planning on selling it to someone else. This is a new rule in 7, changed from Vista.

If you have a previous qualifying OS (XP, Vista), you can use the Upgrade version. If not, you will need to buy the Full retail version.

Unless you have a need to, I would not format. That just wastes time. Tell it where to install; if it doesn't work, try formatting the partition.
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09 Mar 2010   #13
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hate to break it to you, but it would not be legal for you to install the OEM version, unless you are planning on selling it to someone else. This is a new rule in 7, changed from Vista.
Thats why I'm here I guess. Good thing too. Thanks

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If you have a previous qualifying OS (XP, Vista), you can use the Upgrade version. If not, you will need to buy the Full retail version.
Just to clarify....... Can I use a Win 7 upgrade copy to install it on another HDD than the Current Vista and still run the Vista and dual boot between the two?
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09 Mar 2010   #14
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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09 Mar 2010   #15
2therock

Win 7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
WoW! I would have thought they would have required me to kill the current Vista of which I was upgrading from!
I take it it is because of the different HDD location?

This is good news. So, it will not disable the current OS eh?

Thanks!
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