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Windows 7: Do I do fresh install or upgrade?

08 Jul 2010   #1

Vista Home Premium
Do I do fresh install or upgrade?

I current have Vista Home Premium and got the UltimateSteal Windows 7 Professional can I transition from Vista Home to W7 Pro? Do I do fresh install or upgrade? Thanks.

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08 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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Almost everyone here is going to recommend an clean install, because upgrade installs have been known to cause bugs. Upgrade install is easier, but clean install is ... well, cleaner! Upgrade install will seamlessly restore all your programs, files, and settings, whereas those things must be manually backed up and restored/reinstalled if you do a clean install. On the other hand, Clean install doesn't leave behind the potential loose ends that can result from an upgrade install.
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08 Jul 2010   #3

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08 Jul 2010   #4

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If you go for the upgrdae to Windows7,Make sure you backup your data first.

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