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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

28 Jun 2009   #81
DJG

 

Not a problem - my XP to Win 7 "upgrades" are all going to be clean installs. The only kink is going from XP Pro x64 to Win 7 Home Premium x64. I still have to say nowhere in any of the MS upgrade information do they mention XP Pro to Win 7 Pro restriction. I also e-mailed a point blank question to MS and here's the expected inconclusive response I got:

"Dear Dj,
Thank you for contacting the Microsoft Store Customer Support Team. I appreciate the opportunity to provide you with information on Windows 7.
You are eligible for the upgrade of Windows 7 if you are running either Windows XP or Windows Vista. You may wish to read more in depth about the system requirements here at the link provided below:
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102
If you have any further questions or wish to place an order you may do so online at www.microsoftstore.com or reach us by phone, Monday to Friday 8am to 1am EST and Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm EST at 1-877-MY-MSSTORE (1-877-696-7786)
Thank you for using the Microsoft Store,
John, C
The Microsoft Store Customer Support Team



--- Original Message ---
From : dj_garcia
Sent : Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:12:10 AM UTC
To : 259b5d04-90c6-4b55-8c46-1d34c2cd9b53
Subject : Microsoft Store:Product question:Product on the Microsoft

I have a workstation with XP Pro x64 and a notebook with XP Pro 32-bit. Can I use the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade option (2 separate copies of course) to update them to Windows 7?

Thanks!

DJ"

How official are these Pro-to-Pro restriction sources?

Edit: OK, I bit the bullet and called MS Store. The lady said she thought it was Pro-to-Pro, but went to check. After a couple of minutes she came back and said that yes, you can go XP Pro to Win 7 Home Premium. So there's a fairly official take on this, for now! If somebody else can get another non-conflicting call on this (877 696-7786) maybe we can be even more reassured. I loved the voice menu first option: If you're calling about Windows 7, press 7" .


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28 Jun 2009   #82
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Not a problem - my XP to Win 7 "upgrades" are all going to be clean installs. The only kink is going from XP Pro x64 to Win 7 Home Premium x64. I still have to say nowhere in any of the MS upgrade information do they mention XP Pro to Win 7 Pro restriction. I also e-mailed a point blank question to MS and here's the expected inconclusive response I got:

"Dear Dj,
Thank you for contacting the Microsoft Store Customer Support Team. I appreciate the opportunity to provide you with information on Windows 7.
You are eligible for the upgrade of Windows 7 if you are running either Windows XP or Windows Vista. You may wish to read more in depth about the system requirements here at the link provided below:
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102
If you have any further questions or wish to place an order you may do so online at www.microsoftstore.com or reach us by phone, Monday to Friday 8am to 1am EST and Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm EST at 1-877-MY-MSSTORE (1-877-696-7786)
Thank you for using the Microsoft Store,
John, C
The Microsoft Store Customer Support Team



--- Original Message ---
From : dj_garcia
Sent : Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:12:10 AM UTC
To : 259b5d04-90c6-4b55-8c46-1d34c2cd9b53
Subject : Microsoft Store:Product question:Product on the Microsoft

I have a workstation with XP Pro x64 and a notebook with XP Pro 32-bit. Can I use the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade option (2 separate copies of course) to update them to Windows 7?

Thanks!

DJ"


How official are these Pro-to-Pro restriction sources?
The vista pro-to-pro or ultimate is from MS themselves. I am thinking of calling to confirm XP upgradability. I'm finding it hard to find solid references dealing with XP level restrictions

EDIT- A third call to microsoft, since upgrading from XP REQUIRES a clean install, XP users can choose any level of windows 7 to upgrade to, regardless of what level their current XP is.
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28 Jun 2009   #83
DJG

 

Do call as did I - check my previous message edit.
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28 Jun 2009   #84
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
Do call as did I - check my previous message edit.
I called too lol, check my post edit lol. I will aslo be adding this information to the intitial thread post
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28 Jun 2009   #85
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08 View Post
I called too lol, check my post edit lol. I will aslo be adding this information to the intitial thread post
That's a big WOO-HOO!
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28 Jun 2009   #86
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Can you upgrade from Window XP Pro 32 bit to Win7 Pro 64 bit?
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28 Jun 2009   #87
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote:
  • 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.
I was on that page before and missed that completely. Thanks for the link it is good to know that people can use the clean install methods from XP as well.
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28 Jun 2009   #88
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
Can you upgrade from Window XP Pro 32 bit to Win7 Pro 64 bit?
Calling again for confirmation on that one

EDIT- a fourth call to microsoft- According to the rep, he went and checked to confirm this, yes, becuase the windows disks will have 64 and 32 bit (not sure if that meant 2 disks come or if they both are on the same disk, but I guess that doesn't matter), so as long as you are doing a clean install you can go from 32bit to 64bit. And since XP users are REQUIRED to clean install, you can go from 32bit xp to 64 bit 7
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28 Jun 2009   #89
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
Can you upgrade from Window XP Pro 32 bit to Win7 Pro 64 bit?
Look up a couple posts. Since you have to do a clean install from XP to Win 7, then you can grab any win7 upgrade disk.
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28 Jun 2009   #90
grouchpunk08

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by K3VL4R View Post
Look up a couple posts. Since you have to do a clean install from XP to Win 7, then you can grab any win7 upgrade disk.
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 so long as it is installed via clean install. And since Xp users are required to clean install, that wouldn't be a problem at all.
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