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Windows 7: Windows 7 Pre Order is live

29 Jun 2009   #81
noyb

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
He can go from 32 XP to 64 W7, because a clean install must take place during the upgrade process. The MS rep told me this on the phone, and he double checked to make sure it was correct
Double Thanks Thanks.

Now, I'm trying to figure out if I should get the pro or not.
The only reason I might get the pro .. Is the ability to get a fee XP to run within W7 Pro.

I'm trying to figure out if this XP is a full version .. (or is it handicapped like Vista or W7) ..
and will it run in a 64 bit mode in a 64 bit W7 .. so I can use all my RAM ..
And since it's running in a Virtual machine .. would it run as fast as XP standing alone .


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29 Jun 2009   #82
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Yeah, I was assuming by saying upgrade he meant using the upgrade disk, and not necessarily an in-place-upgrade. Because "upgrading" XP requires a clean install, when using the upgrade disk. So the 32bit vs 64bit is only restricted if you are doing an in-place-upgrade, which you can do with vista. But even with vista I would recommend a clean install anyway
Thanks for clearing that up for us Grouchpunk08, I am assuming that my upgrade download that I pre ordered will work on my 32 bit xp and my vista 64. So I am right in assuming I will receive two different keys? Will l be able to install both from the same download? lm
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29 Jun 2009   #83
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

By the way there are other restrictions, people really should check out the "windows 7 upgrade test matrix.doc". Here it is in pdf form for those who need it.


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29 Jun 2009   #84
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Thanks for clearing that up for us Grouchpunk08, I am assuming that my upgrade download that I pre ordered will work on my 32 bit xp and my vista 64. So I am right in assuming I will receive two different keys? Will l be able to install both from the same download? lm
You will get one key that works for 32 bit and 64 bit but you can only activate one.
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29 Jun 2009   #85
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Thanks for clearing that up for us Grouchpunk08, I am assuming that my upgrade download that I pre ordered will work on my 32 bit xp and my vista 64. So I am right in assuming I will receive two different keys? Will l be able to install both from the same download? lm
I'm not sure about the receiving two keys part, but since your Vista is 64bit and your XP is 32bit, you will be fine using Win7 64bit to upgrade either one of them. If you were to obtain 2 keys, yeah you could upgrade them both. But as I said, I think its just one key per purchase.

Edit- ok, as yupyup said, its one activatable key per purchase.
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29 Jun 2009   #86
BillS22

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm assuming the 64 bit version is bundled with the 32 bit version. It did with Vista.
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29 Jun 2009   #87
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillS22 View Post
I'm assuming the 64 bit version is bundled with the 32 bit version. It did with Vista.
Correct
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29 Jun 2009   #88
pdawg17

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Are there any US retailers that you can walk in and preorder from (and get the discount of course)? It'd be nice to just be able to walk in on October 22nd and pick it up rather than wait for Amazon, etc to ship it/receive it...
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29 Jun 2009   #89
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pdawg17 View Post
Are there any US retailers that you can walk in and preorder from (and get the discount of course)? It'd be nice to just be able to walk in on October 22nd and pick it up rather than wait for Amazon, etc to ship it/receive it...
Well I know you can pre-order it from the best buy website, I would assume you could do the same at actual store, it wouldn't hurt to go to your local best buy and ask them, or even give them a call
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29 Jun 2009   #90
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillS22 View Post
I'm assuming the 64 bit version is bundled with the 32 bit version. It did with Vista.
Where did you find a OFFicial MS disk with both x86 and x64. I was sent two different DISK, and yes 1 key for both versions. I could also activate both versions,. COULD use either version as dual boot, but not both at the same time.


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