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Windows 7: windows 7 upgrade?

02 Jul 2009   #1
impakt

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 upgrade?

how exactly does upgrade edition work compared to full edition?


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02 Jul 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

All is speculation at this point, because Windows 7 hasn't been released.

I think they will be nearly the same. The only difference being the upgrade version requires you to own a previous version of Windows.
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02 Jul 2009   #3
impakt

windows 7
 
 

how so. install over an old version or pop in an old cd?
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02 Jul 2009   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by impakt View Post
how exactly does upgrade edition work compared to full edition?
I believe that this has been answered already, but it's ok.
The upgrade version requires the previous version (Vista in this case). So it can still do a full install, but you need to have your other disk. That is why it costs less.

The full version is for new systems, or if you are switching from, say, Linux.

~Lordbob
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02 Jul 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by impakt View Post
how so. install over an old version or pop in an old cd?

hi impakt

Do you have an OS on the computer now vesides 7048? do you want to move to the new build in the prefered manner? thats called a clean install. for that you dont need to have an OS on the system but if you do you will have to re-install all of your other applications.

the other method. If you 7058 and want to move to 7100 or higher you can upgrade your current revision. But if there is anything wrong with your current version you will be importing into the new version

Does this help?

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #6
impakt

windows 7
 
 

You just need the installation disk? The installation disk can easily be copied or forged. Do you guys have any hard facts? I looked all over MS site and couldn't find anything =(
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02 Jul 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

UPGRADE is simply a method to :
1. buy that version CHEAPER
2. upgrade a previous version or CLEAN INSTALL
3. mostly it takes longer, but then all your installed programs and files remain intact.
4. How to clean install with UPGRADE Disk
a. follow all instructions except when ask to insert the KEY leave it blank.
read the popup carefully. continue
b. final is full operational and good for 30 days.
c. any time within 30 days insert your UPGRADE Disk click upgrade
and when ask insert the KEY you will then have
100% the same install as FULL Version. ONLY CHEAPER.
UPGRADE disks for Vista Ultimate.


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02 Jul 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by impakt View Post
You just need the installation disk? The installation disk can easily be copied or forged. Do you guys have any hard facts? I looked all over MS site and couldn't find anything =(
You know, I don't know. I have heard only that you need the disk. I would imagine the key would be needed, but I would think that the disk would be sufficient.

~Lordbob
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02 Jul 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
win upgrade

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by impakt View Post
You just need the installation disk? The installation disk can easily be copied or forged. Do you guys have any hard facts? I looked all over MS site and couldn't find anything =(
you either need a full image (ISO) ore an upgrade image (ISO). they should be abt 2.5 gigs for 32 bit. Microsoft has them you need to go back and look again.

Ken
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02 Jul 2009   #10
spliff

7600x64 RTM
 
 

Can you buy upgrade version from 7100?
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