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Windows 7: upgrade OS

10 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
upgrade OS

I'm getting ready to upgrade my OS to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. So I have a couple of questions. I have MS Office ultimate which was upgraded from Home&Student version. Do I need to uninstall that software before I change/upgrade my OS. Do I need to do this for any other software like this that I may have? I'm asking because I remember hearing something about that if I left it on and then did a clean install of 7 Ultimate that Office would not register because of it all ready being registered. Yes I have Office Ultimate on 3 machines right now.

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10 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Its not clear from your post whether you plan to do an anytime upgrade (in-place upgrade) to Ultimate or a clean install. If its an upgrade install, you dont need to uninstall Office or any other software, it should just work.

OTOH, if you do a clean install, everything will be wiped out including any app installs, so you'll have to reinstall all your apps. That shouldnt be a problem either- Office retail activation is similar to win7 so on the same machine, it would just work. The same caveat applies here- if it doesnt, call the MS office helpline.
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10 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You don't say what you're upgrading from, whether 32 or 64 bit. If it's 64, you can upgrade. If it's 32, you can't.

Other wise your installed software should keep working just fine.

This assumes that what you have listed as your OS is still accurate. (Windows 7 Home Premium)
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10 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

My current version of windows 7 is Home Premium 32 bit. I want to got to 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Yes...this will be a clean install.
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10 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Uninstalling Office will not unregister the software, infact there is no unregistering.
Just reinstall and reactivate, if required, do it by phone.
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10 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Thanks guys, will proceed with 7 ultimate 64 bit.
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