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Windows 7: 'Upgrade or Full' What is the difference..

01 Nov 2009   #61


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheTeZ View Post
doesnt need to be installed, you just need a CD... i think ........
so, the "install upgrade on an empty comp"-thing, could be good/legal if I have a "Original Windows CD" in my possession? If so does a Win95 cd work? :) Im really curios about this

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02 Nov 2009   #62

Windows 7 -x6

i dont believe so. i think its gotta be xp as the earliest... not positive though. If you cant find your old XP or vista disk, im sure you have a copy of it made? for backup purposes right? or you loaded your win xp iso onto a flash drive / external drive / or possibly an online file storage system....
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02 Nov 2009   #63

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

As a practical matter, I highly doubt anyone is every going to know, or bother to investigate, whether one has or had a valid copy of a prior upgrade eligible product so as to qualify to use an upgrade version. It's pretty much just between you and your conscience or your "higher authority."
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03 Nov 2009   #64


my conscience and my wallet is very good buddies, and if Wallet says -"hey upgrade seems as good as full and cost much less $" theres a big chance Conscience will agree on that...
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03 Nov 2009   #65

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)

LOL. Mine too.
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03 Nov 2009   #66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yadielfeliciano View Post
Upgrade costs less I guess...

I have an XP OEM on my system. If I buy the Win7 OEM, it will still allow me to do a clean install, is that correct?
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21 Nov 2009   #67

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Some things i find odd....

It says right in the upgrade book, that you only need to do one install if you have no OS installed, and that it should work just fine. When I did mine, I did a clean install, though Vista Home Premium was still on the HDD and it was corrupt. I think the Upgrade and Full Versions are just a difference between a money grab.
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29 Aug 2011   #68

Windows 7 Pro x64

My wallet is winning out as well, upgrade over OEM if it works just the same imo.
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