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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

28 Jun 2009   #91
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
I think his question was more geared towards whether or not he could go from 32bit to 64bit. another call to microsoft confirmed that he indeed can
I guess I could have been more clear but I meant that as well as I was assuming that with a format and clean install that X86 to X64 or vice versa would not matter. Good call on giving M$ a shout to clear things up, they are proving themselves to be really helpful today.


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28 Jun 2009   #92
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by K3VL4R View Post
I guess I could have been more clear but I meant that as well as I was assuming that with a format and clean install that X86 to X64 or vice versa would not matter. Good call on giving M$ a shout to clear things up, they are proving themselves to be really helpful today.
They indeed are lol
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28 Jun 2009   #93
Fishdoc

Win 7 Ultimate 64bit Signature Edition
 
 

I just got off the phone with a MS rep and they said you can do the upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM.
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28 Jun 2009   #94
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fishdoc View Post
I just got off the phone with a MS rep and they said you can do the upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM.
Thanks for the information Fishdoc. I added this tidbit of info to the front
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28 Jun 2009   #95
serador

Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Can you upgrade from XP Pro English to Windows 7 Japanese?
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28 Jun 2009   #96
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by serador View Post
Can you upgrade from XP Pro English to Windows 7 Japanese?
I am not sure about cross language upgrades, and its past 5 here so I won't be able to call MS and ask till tomorrow. Perhaps someone else might have the answer to this?
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28 Jun 2009   #97
dev

Windows 7
 
 

The computer I plan on installing it to, which currently has the 7 RC on it, doesn't have an OS Disc just the manufacturer restore DVD. Do I actually need the Windows DVD or will having the serial number be good enough? It's XP Home, by the way.
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28 Jun 2009   #98
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dev View Post
The computer I plan on installing it to, which currently has the 7 RC on it, doesn't have an OS Disc just the manufacturer restore DVD. Do I actually need the Windows DVD or will having the serial number be good enough? It's XP Home, by the way.
If its installed on your computer, you don't need the OS disk. You boot into your OS, start the disk, and it will confirm you are upgrade eligible. Then it will start the install process and ask you about formatting options and clean install options. But since you have XP it will start the clean install process immediatly. You only need the OS dvd if you want to install on a blank hard drive and don't wanna take the extra time to install 7 upgrade version twice.
Also, you can upgrade your RC if you wanted to keep XP installed on your computer. A previous OS disk is only needed if you want to use the upgrade DVD on a blank hard drive and dont wanna hassle with double installing the 7 upgrade disk.
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28 Jun 2009   #99
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

dunno if it has been answered already in the past 10 pages. but, will the upgrade disk come with a 64bit version and a 64bit version too? I need to install se7en 64bit.
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28 Jun 2009   #100
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
dunno if it has been answered already in the past 10 pages. but, will the upgrade disk come with a 64bit version and a 64bit version too? I need to install se7en 64bit.
Yes, one of my calls to microsoft confirmed that when you buy any version of windows 7, full or upgrade, 64 and 32 bit will both be included
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