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Windows 7: clean install with upgrade

03 Jul 2010   #11

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Yes. read the tutorial that I gave you.

I had vista preinstalled and did an upgrade to 7

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04 Jul 2010   #12


When you boot the WIN7 DVD, it will scan the HD's to see the qualifying OS and pass a flag to allow Upgrade version key, even if you then go on to use Custom>Drive Options to delete, repartition and/or format the HD.

Only if you wipe the HD or partition/format in advance before booting the DVD will you have to use one of the workarounds given in the tutorial linked earlier.
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