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Windows 7: Will restoring my computer keep windows 7?

05 Sep 2011   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Incorrect. For people who purchased a new computer with Vista, or purchased the media for Vista (retail or OEM) right before the release of Windows 7, they got their Vista machines with a free upgrade coupon to Windows 7.
I found this very common during the Vista to Windows 7 transition. A specific reason I held off a new PC purchase.

I think the OP needs to give us an update report.
to all those curious, yes this is how i got windows 7. Thanks to those that helped. Ill ask some of my pals if they have a disc but i doubt they know where they keep theirs either.

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05 Sep 2011   #12

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

(1) I would think there should be some reference code to your upgrade somewhere on your computer to allow MS to honor an upgrade. It's worth talking to MS.
(2) Alternatively you could buy an upgrade disk which is much cheaper than the full Windows 7.

Presumably your PC has a Vista COA sticker on it.
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05 Sep 2011   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

When you bought the computer with Vista with free upgrade to 7 you paid for it. It was built into the price of the computer. I have never been to a woppy movie and get a free anything so I have no knowledge of such things.
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06 Sep 2011   #14

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Back on topic. Our experiences here are all varied. Sometimes I think that we are llke the blind men who touched different parts of an elephant, fro example, one the ear, one the nose, one the mouth, one the tail.

Consequently, they all came to different conclusions about elephants.

What is important here is you and and your problem.

Did you locate a Win 7 DVD? Yes or no?

A 32 bit DVD or a 64 bit DVD actually contains the starter, home premium, professional, other words all of the versions are there. We have tutorials to show how to extract your needed version from the DVD. What is important is that you need the 32 bit version dvd or the 64 bit dvd version.
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06 Sep 2011   #15

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Have you seen the elephant that has the upgrade disk key. Then I think this tutorial is useful
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I thought your problem was you didn't have the upgrade disk but more importantly the product key.
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