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Windows 7: Genuine Vista to 7 RTM


19 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM x64
 
 
Genuine Vista to 7 RTM

If I have a genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (BenQ OEM) installed in my laptop, can I clean-install upgrade to windows-7 rtm without any key? Will Windows-7 inherit the gnuine status from my vista, or do I need an upgrade key?

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19 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sanpats View Post
If I have a genuine Windows Vista Ultimate (BenQ OEM) installed in my laptop, can I clean-install upgrade to windows-7 rtm without any key? Will Windows-7 inherit the gnuine status from my vista, or do I need an upgrade key?
You will need an upgrade/full key...you can upgrade Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate with an upgrade key or clean install 7 and use a full key...

If you want to use it right now than you can follow this tutorial to extend your trail to 120 days and then enter a key when you buy it around October 22nd
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
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19 Jul 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
You will need an upgrade/full key...you can upgrade Vista Ultimate to 7 Ultimate with an upgrade key or clean install 7 and use a full key...

If you want to use it right now than you can follow this tutorial to extend your trail to 120 days and then enter a key when you buy it around October 22nd
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
You can do a clean install with either key. Actually i should say you can upgrade or clean install with either key.
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19 Jul 2009   #4
rin

windows 7
 
 

MS isn't clear on the stance yet. They previously said that you need an activated version of Vista, then you will install over that. In Vista upgrades, it would nullify your existing CD Key so it's very confusing. Now rumors are coming out saying that you only need to insert the CD. You should see news about this on Windows 7 sites in the coming days
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20 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 7100 x64
 
 

What you're asking is, is windows 7 free if you have a genuine copy of vista. No, I'm afraid it's not, you'll need to buy an upgrade copy and install over the top of vista with 7, using your new upgrade key.
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20 Jul 2009   #6

Windows7
 
 

The genuine Vista status is simply what would let you use the cheaper upgrade disc(s) rather than the "normal" full ones. You still need to activate with a new Windows 7 key. No, it will not magically "inherit" Vista's genuine status.
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