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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

28 Jun 2009   #101
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
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
cool, I'm pre-ordering the upgrade home premium right know. can't beat the sweet $49.99 price tag.


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28 Jun 2009   #102
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
cool, I'm pre-ordering the upgrade home premium right know. can't beat the sweet $49.99 price tag.
I know man it seems almost too good to be true. MS has really stepped up their game in my opinion

One note tho, If you get it for download,you may hafta specify whether or not your want 64 or 32. But if you get it shipped to you in box it comes with both
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28 Jun 2009   #103
dlcampbe

Windows Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by K3VL4R View Post

But as far as Win 7 goes you cannot upgrade from XP anyway, so you might as well get your hands on a Vista disk as you do not need a Vista key only the disk to perform the clean install from the upgrade disk.
How many times can I use the same Vista disk to do upgrades?
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28 Jun 2009   #104
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dlcampbe View Post
How many times can I use the same Vista disk to do upgrades?
It wouldn't matter how many times you used it. As long as you are installing 7 on the same machine, your upgrade key will work after using the vista disk. Also, if you already have 7 installed and wanna do a reinstall later, you could just reinstall from within windows 7 without having to use a vista disk. Using the vista disk is only necessary when installing the windows 7 on a blank harddrive with an upgrade disk, and you dont want the hassle of having to install win7 twice to get your upgrade key to work
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28 Jun 2009   #105
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Theyve been using this method since Windows 95 if I remember correctly.
Actually, Win95 Upgrade only checked HDD for win386.dll or summat to Upgrade...real or not.
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29 Jun 2009   #106
Consequences

Windows 7
 
 

Too all that have contributed useful information in this thread: THANK YOU! My mind is at ease.

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29 Jun 2009   #107
HyperL

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

From what I see here, now I'm sure...I'll buy the retail version of Windows 7. Less work and no head-ache.
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29 Jun 2009   #108
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Consequences View Post
Too all that have contributed useful information in this thread: THANK YOU! My mind is at ease.

yeah, this site is so great and helpful. and WELCOME, btw.
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29 Jun 2009   #109
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HyperL View Post
From what I see here, now I'm sure...I'll buy the retail version of Windows 7. Less work and no head-ache.
The retail version isn't necessarily less work, it just seems that way, becuase there are three different install methods for the upgrade disk, and reading all three at the same time can seem confusing. I'm just gonna pop mine in while I'm running vista, start setup, tell it to clean install, and then I'll be done. Just as simple as the full version, but cheaper.
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29 Jun 2009   #110
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

can anyone tell me that which countries had already received windows 7?
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