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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

05 Jul 2009   #141
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

So I have been reading these posts and the upgrade method is becoming very appealing....so I have a question and a comment. To me the only said benefit of getting the full license is to save time (if you do the double 7 install) unless someone knows something I don't know. Does anyone know that is doing the double 7 install may affect disk space?


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05 Jul 2009   #142
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

No, it won't take any more space. Just a bit more time to do the double install.
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05 Jul 2009   #143
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

You can do a single clean install with the upgrade disc and the keys are retail so your not really gaining anything with Retail over Upgrade other than the upgrade requires a few extra steps during installation, though I doubt it would add up to more that a couple of extra minutes for the install.

Vista Tutorial - Clean Install From Upgrade Vista


Or the installation tips and FAQ for Windows 7 from M$
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06 Jul 2009   #144
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

It is really interesting and kind of disturbing about this whole Upgrade situation....You can get a real cheap upgrade right now (59.99 for my HP) and use it like a retail license without it being illegal to the license (the OP said that they actually recommend it that way)...to me it is a rip that they even price those retails so expensively considering the only difference I can see here is a factor of time
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11 Jul 2009   #145
pop pop

Win 7 RC 64-Bit, XP Pro 32-Bit, Suse Linux
 
 
The FUD Continues

This post says the double install, and simply inserting a "real" XP or Vista disk, is balderdash...

Windows 7 RC To Final Upgrade Possible

I ordered the 7 upgrade, so I'll find out one way or another. But if 7 does "require" seeing an installed "activated" Windows OS on the target machine, I'm screwed. I built this machine just for 7. No other OS has been on it.
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11 Jul 2009   #146
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think you will find you don't have any trouble.

MS wants to get as many people onto 7 as fast as they can . They will make it easy.
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11 Jul 2009   #147
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pop pop View Post
This post says the double install, and simply inserting a "real" XP or Vista disk, is balderdash...

Windows 7 RC To Final Upgrade Possible

I ordered the 7 upgrade, so I'll find out one way or another. But if 7 does "require" seeing an installed "activated" Windows OS on the target machine, I'm screwed. I built this machine just for 7. No other OS has been on it.
Honestly the upgrade disk will allow you to CLEAN install. when ask CUSTOM, select CLEAN install when ask DO NOT ENTER A KEY(read the popup carefully). since your KEY will be a UPGRADE KEY. continue and Win7 will have 30 days.
any time during or instantly after final install. while booting to Win7, open the DVD Device click setup - when ask click "upgrade" when ask insert the "upgrade key" then finish.

The manual should tell you the same thing. only written differently.
I have upgrade disk since Win3. and never have had a problem with CLEAN installs using them.
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11 Jul 2009   #148
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
So I have been reading these posts and the upgrade method is becoming very appealing....so I have a question and a comment. To me the only said benefit of getting the full license is to save time (if you do the double 7 install) unless someone knows something I don't know. Does anyone know that is doing the double 7 install may affect disk space?
Double install does NOTHING TO SPACE.
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11 Jul 2009   #149
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pop pop View Post
This post says the double install, and simply inserting a "real" XP or Vista disk, is balderdash...

Windows 7 RC To Final Upgrade Possible

I ordered the 7 upgrade, so I'll find out one way or another. But if 7 does "require" seeing an installed "activated" Windows OS on the target machine, I'm screwed. I built this machine just for 7. No other OS has been on it.
No matter what that post says, I called MS to confirm what I was saying.. What I wrote in my OP is legit. And vista allowed double install, and other windows os's allowed inserting previous OS disks to validate upgrades on clean hard drives
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11 Jul 2009   #150
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I ordered the Home Premium Upgrade from Amazon, but what would like to know is this ... I am currently using build 7260, will I need to do the double install method, or is going from a RC build to the retail considered a true "upgrade"? Any clarification would help!!!
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