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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


24 Oct 2009   #399
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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23 Feb 2013   #400
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
To each their own . Doubt Microsoft would call up their lawyers I'd they found out . They have more fish to fry .

Note : don't worry i buy my windows copies from retail stores .
We do have a very strict policy that anyone found to purposely perform or recommend any illegal action will be permanently banned from the site, and I would personally turn them in to Microsoft to have their key deactivated.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #401
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
He stated XP has never been installed on that computer . So as long as you own a physical copy of previous windows versions you may legally install windows 7 with an upgrade disk to do a clean install ?
If it's a retail copy of a qualifying OS, then yes.
This is exactly what I wanted to hear. Even if I could get away with it either way, it would drive me nuts knowing something about my setup was illegal in anyway. Thank you a million times over Brink.

Thank you for your involvement as well Vistaking. You ask just the right questions.


EDIT: Brink, that policy is a good one indeed, and is one reason why I asked you. I knew you would by honest about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2013   #402
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Glad we could help Petey.
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23 Feb 2013   #403
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7

Thank you for your involvement as well Vistaking. You ask just the right questions.


I was speaking as the ones that don't know . All of my software are legit !
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23 Feb 2013   #404
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No worries VK. We know you wouldn't do anything dumb like that.

That message was for those that didn't know as well.
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13 Apr 2013   #405
swamped

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, I've read this whole thread, and while trying to keep it all straight in my head I still have a question;
I'm running an upgrade version of Windows 7 Ultimate, which I installed a couple years ago over a retail version of Vista Ultimate. Now I need a bigger C drive, and plan to install a new, larger SSD. It appears I'll have to use Option Three to reinstall Windows 7 Upgrade, is that right?
The instructions say to download the .bat file and save to the desktop. I assume it'll have to be saved to a flash drive or dvd as the desktop would be wiped clean after installing the new SSD.
When I did the Windows 7 Upgrade on this pc2 years ago, I also installed the Vista Ultimate 32 bit version on an older pc. That's been running with no problem since. But the thing is, that 32 bit version uses the same activation key as the original 64 bit version I replaced on this pc, with the Windows 7 upgrade.
My take on this is that Windows 7 upgrades are version dependant from the same activation key. Do I have this right?
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13 Apr 2013   #406
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Swamped,

Yep, your Windows 7 product key number will be able to install both the 32-bit or 64-bit version of your Windows 7 Ultimate. However, the installation disc is either 32-bit or 64-bit, so you will need to have the correct one you want to install as well. Of course, you can only have one installed at the same time and not both.

Actually, I find that using OPTION FOUR works the best, but it does a take a bit longer to do.

OPTION THREE is mostly only for if you get that error message.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Apr 2013   #407
swamped

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So I go directly to Option Four, and do these two steps-
1) Clean Install Windows 7 beginning at, Here's How.

2) Once installed as above, go to Upgrade Install with Windows 7 , beginning at #9 (for a in-place Upgrade Install.

Right?
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13 Apr 2013   #408
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Correct, but you would start "2)" from step 4 and use step 9 when you get to it.
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13 Apr 2013   #409
swamped

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So after the completion of #1, I will have already installed the device drivers, and Windows Updates?

Not being picky, I'm just having a hard time wrapping my head around this idea of a double installation process.
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