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Windows 7: Win 7 upgrade using XP CD?

24 Dec 2010   #11
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
There's absolutely no reason to buy the full version, ever. The upgrade disc will work in any situation, it just involves a few extra (simple) steps.
>_>
Sorry but, if you want to stay true by the EULA, you NEED to buy a full version if you don't have a Vista or XP to upgrade from.

As for myself, I don't like to work around stuff I shouldn't worrying about when installing Windows... Also, I don't think an upgrade can be transfered to another PC... like an OEM licence.

My vote goes to the full version.


To OP : You don't need the XP CD at all... just pop the Win7 upgarde disc in... as long as the OS is installed on the hard drive.


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24 Dec 2010   #12
Bill2

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

Quote:
Also, I don't think an upgrade can be transfered to another PC... like an OEM licence.
It can be because its a retail license- provided the requirement of a valid, qualifying underlying OS is fulfilled for the second PC and the upgrade version is completely uninstalled from the first PC.
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24 Dec 2010   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
There's absolutely no reason to buy the full version, ever. The upgrade disc will work in any situation, it just involves a few extra (simple) steps.
>_>
Sorry but, if you want to stay true by the EULA, you NEED to buy a full version if you don't have a Vista or XP to upgrade from.

As for myself, I don't like to work around stuff I shouldn't worrying about when installing Windows... Also, I don't think an upgrade can be transfered to another PC... like an OEM licence.

My vote goes to the full version.


To OP : You don't need the XP CD at all... just pop the Win7 upgarde disc in... as long as the OS is installed on the hard drive.
Me, even if it is more expensive, I'll always go for the full version of any product. Why, you may ask?
  • For starters, I don't need to jump through hoops to do a clean install with upgrade media.
  • Installation is quicker
  • And most importantly, it's a habit I picked up after I used to have to follow this procedure to install Windows 95:
    1. Install MSDOS 5
    2. Upgrade to DOS 6
    3. Apply DOS 6.22 Step-up
    4. Install Windows 3.1
    5. Upgrade to Windows 95

I've essentially been using full-version media for Windows since I moved from Windows 95 to Windows ME, then to XP, to Vista and finally to Windows 7. And incase you didn't notice it, then yes, I did skip Window 98 (both editions). If ever you want to discuss Windows disaters with me, be sure to put Windows 98 right at the top of the list, ok?
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24 Dec 2010   #14
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Personally, I find the upgrade registry workaround to be so simple, I consider it mostly insignificant to a clean install. It takes all of what, 10 seconds?
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24 Dec 2010   #15
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Personally, I find the upgrade registry workaround to be so simple, I consider it mostly insignificant to a clean install. It takes all of what, 10 seconds?
There's no registry workaround required. You simply install twice. The first time you don't enter a key, and the second time you do. If that's too difficult for someone, there's a larger issue at play!
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24 Dec 2010   #16
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Personally, I find the upgrade registry workaround to be so simple, I consider it mostly insignificant to a clean install. It takes all of what, 10 seconds?
There's no registry workaround required. You simply install twice. The first time you don't enter a key, and the second time you do. If that's too difficult for someone, there's a larger issue at play!
That's one way around it, sure, but I find that method to be about 100 times more time consuming than the registry/command line trick. Why install twice when you only need to do it only once?
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24 Dec 2010   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner View Post
Personally, I find the upgrade registry workaround to be so simple, I consider it mostly insignificant to a clean install. It takes all of what, 10 seconds?
There's no registry workaround required. You simply install twice. The first time you don't enter a key, and the second time you do. If that's too difficult for someone, there's a larger issue at play!
Some of use don't mind paying a little extra to get a full version and not have to do any extra steps during an install. Also I think some people might actually take offense at that "too difficult" remark. I'm willing to do things on the up and up instead of cheating and you're going to insult my intelligence because of it?

Also I've seen at least two threads here where Windows 7 upgrade DVDs, even purchased directly from Microsoft, were not bootable. It ended up being a pain in the butt for those involved who were trying to clean install it.
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24 Dec 2010   #18
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Me, even if it is more expensive, I'll always go for the full version of any product. Why, you may ask?
  • For starters, I don't need to jump through hoops to do a clean install with upgrade media.
  • Installation is quicker
  • And most importantly, it's a habit I picked up after I used to have to follow this procedure to install Windows 95:
    1. Install MSDOS 5
    2. Upgrade to DOS 6
    3. Apply DOS 6.22 Step-up
    4. Install Windows 3.1
    5. Upgrade to Windows 95
LOL, Dzomlija! Thanks for that.
That takes me back a few years. I can well remember those days. We sure have come a long way.
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