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Windows 7: Win 7 upgrade disk questions

26 Jun 2009   #1
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 
Win 7 upgrade disk questions

Well starting today, (well its after midnight here, so technicially yesterday) Microsft has started a thing where you can get win7 home premium for $50 if you preorder it sometime before july 12th I think it is. But its only the upgrade disk, the full disk is like 100 if you preorder. My question is, will I be able to preform a clean install with the upgrade disk? I've heard that with vista, if you upgraded xp, you would boot into xp, then run the disk, and it would ask you if you wanted a clean install rather than just replacing the xp files. Can anyone confirm this, or even perhaps tell me if that sounds plausible to be the case with the windows 7 upgrade disk? Cuz I'd really prefer to have a clean install, but sh**, $50 is damn good. Thanks guys

EDIT: I meant the deal runs out july 12


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26 Jun 2009   #2
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Well, i guess ur **** outta luck cause it's June 27 today.
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26 Jun 2009   #3
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Yes you can do a clean install with the upgrade disk.

* Running Windows Vista?
* If you have Windows Vista, you can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions. You can do a clean install (back up your files, clean install, and reinstall your applications) or an in-place upgrade (Windows 7 installs over Windows Vista).

* Running earlier versions?
* If you have Windows XP or Windows 2000, you can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions. But you must back up your files, clean install, and reinstall your applications.
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26 Jun 2009   #4
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spliff View Post
Well, i guess ur **** outta luck cause it's June 27 today.

Sorry I meant the deal runs out on JULY 12th, my bad lol
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26 Jun 2009   #5
grouchpunk08

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

Thanks guys. Ima hop on that lol. The only question now is do i want home premium or professional. Im not so sure xp mode is worth being double the price. What do you guys think?
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26 Jun 2009   #6
Sammy

vista x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
Thanks guys. Ima hop on that lol. The only question now is do i want home premium or professional. Im not so sure xp mode is worth being double the price. What do you guys think?
Well it depends on what all you do with your computer.

I preordered Win 7 Pro myself and I don't really have plans to use XP mode myself just good to know it's there just in case I decide to mess with it
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26 Jun 2009   #7
screwballl

Win7, XP, Vista x64, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I preordered the Home Premium as I do not need the extra stuff that comes with Pro...
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12 Jul 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well I was able to order the Home Premium Upgrade today so I guess I'm good to go!
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