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Windows 7: Upgrade from XP

09 Jul 2009   #1
b773

Windows 7 RC x64, Windows XP SP2 x86
 
 
Upgrade from XP

I've got a question and sorry if it's been asked before. I want to take advantage of the half-price upgrade currently available. My question is, I am currently running XP Pro. Does that mean I can only upgrade to 7 Pro or can I upgrade to Home Premium? Thanks!!


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09 Jul 2009   #2
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by b773 View Post
I've got a question and sorry if it's been asked before. I want to take advantage of the half-price upgrade currently available. My question is, I am currently running XP Pro. Does that mean I can only upgrade to 7 Pro or can I upgrade to Home Premium? Thanks!!
You can use any upgrade version because you can't do an in-place upgrade from XP it will be a clean install.
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09 Jul 2009   #3
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

I believe that you can upgrade to 7 home or 7 pro from any version of xp. The site that you buy from should have that info available. Hope this helps and welcpme to SF.
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09 Jul 2009   #4
b773

Windows 7 RC x64, Windows XP SP2 x86
 
 

Thank you both!! I was confused as I read on another board that you can only upgrade to the same level. I have no problems with the clean install as I want to upgrade to the 64-bit anyway .
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09 Jul 2009   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

That is so with vista I think if you are trying to upgrade and save all your programs and such.
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09 Jul 2009   #6
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

For the next person who looks at this, you can buy an upgrade if you have a genuine copy of Windows 2000 and above...

You qualify for Windows 7 upgrade versions if you are running genuine Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 on your PC.

Windows 7 - Buy and download from Microsoft Store
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09 Jul 2009   #7
DJG

 

I spoke with the Microsoft Store some time ago, as did a couple other people, and they confirmed that any version of XP qualifies for upgrade pricing to Win 7 Home Premium or Professional, but as mentioned above, you will need to do a clean install. I myself will be upgrading two systems from XP Pro to Win 7 Home Premium.
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10 Jul 2009   #8
b773

Windows 7 RC x64, Windows XP SP2 x86
 
 

DJG, did you happen to find out if it's possible to upgrade to a new, empty disk or does a previous version of Windows have to be installed first? I haven't come across a definite answer for this anywhere.
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10 Jul 2009   #9
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by b773 View Post
DJG, did you happen to find out if it's possible to upgrade to a new, empty disk or does a previous version of Windows have to be installed first? I haven't come across a definite answer for this anywhere.
Yes you can use empty drive. Windows 7 Upgrade Guide: All Your Questions Answered
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10 Jul 2009   #10
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

That is incorrect, you cannot use the upgrade disk to install on a new empty drive. There has to be an existing OS first. See this official site
http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...k-exactly.aspx
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