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Windows 7: Vista upgrade to 7

02 Sep 2009   #1
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 
Vista upgrade to 7

i have found a Vista 64-bit Ultimate for $60 unused, which sounds like a great deal, but if i were to buy this could i pay a upgrade price to get windows 7 64-bit ultimate? and would it be worth it instead of just buying windows 7 new for full pop?


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02 Sep 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

In less then 2 months 7 will be generally available for a 7 upgrade disk where that would allow an upgrade or even a fresh clean install with the upgrade disk having any genuine XP or Vista disk onhand to start with. The best place for good information on how to go about upgrading from Vista to 7 as well as the upgrade options for each edition is seen in the guide for this at Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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02 Sep 2009   #3
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

I did hear thought that many problems could and may very well transfer over with Vista through and upgrade and a fresh install is highly! recommended? Is this at all true?

Thanks,
Kukag
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02 Sep 2009   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

A clean install is always the most recommended especially if the present installation you are upgrading over has been on a long time. That prevents any carryovers of problems seen on one installation to the new one!

Don't forget a drive tends to see a great deal of clutter from now useless temp folders used by installers and other things that tend to rob drive space and even result in a higher fragmentation from any long time installation. Nothing ever tops a nice clean install of Windows!
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02 Sep 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kukag View Post
I did hear thought that many problems could and may very well transfer over with Vista through and upgrade and a fresh install is highly! recommended? Is this at all true?

Thanks,
Kukag
Yes it absolutely is true. Microsoft strrongly suggests clean and so do most of us. I know re-installing the apps is a pita but it gives you the cleanest leasnest OS you are gonna have.

Ken
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02 Sep 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sabotage View Post
i have found a Vista 64-bit Ultimate for $60 unused, which sounds like a great deal, but if i were to buy this could i pay a upgrade price to get windows 7 64-bit ultimate? and would it be worth it instead of just buying windows 7 new for full pop?
The difference between the upgrade and full versions of Win7 Ultimate is $100US.

Windows 7 - Buy and download from Microsoft Store

You won't need Vista Ultimate to qualify to use an upgrade license. Any Vista version would permit an upgrade-in-place to Ultimate, though. Windows 2000 or XP would qualify for the Win7 Ultimate upgrade license, but you'd have to do a clean install. (I'd recommend that, anyway.) If you already have an OS that qualifies for an upgrade license, getting a new Vista license would be redundant. (One qualification: doing an upgrade invalidates the license for the old OS, at least in principle. Buying a new copy of an OS, to be upgraded, would permit you to keep running your current OS.)

I bought a Win7 Home Premium upgrade license, but only because of the pre-order special at the end of June. There are some aggravating restrictions on an upgrade license (assuming that it's similar to Vista), but the special price ($50) made me willing to live with them.

If you're looking for the cheapest way to get Win7 Ultimate, you could buy Vista Ultimate from a vendor who offers a free upgrade coupon. For example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116675

($180US.) The Vista version is OEM. (That's not supposed to be transferable to a different PC.) I don't know what the restrictions will be on the Win7 upgrade. I'd bet, though, that you wouldn't get the X64 version.
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02 Sep 2009   #7
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I had no problems upgrading from Vista Business 32 bit to Windows 7 Ultimate (RC Build 7100). The upgrade even detected and retained my custom document path, custom pictures path,and videos path etc. Only driver that did not work after was my Canon MX860 network printer, although the USB worked flawlessly.

I have even found a method for upgrading to RTM from RC. I will be receiving the RTM Win 7 Ultimate on Sept. 30th.
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02 Sep 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

as we are getting so close to the official release I would check out your options re vista + upgrade 7 Vs full version of windows 7. there are various pre order options available which may make the full version the cheapest deprnding on which market you are in
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02 Sep 2009   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can preorder the full as well as upgrade editions even with a backup disk for about $15- over the retail tag paid for the download. The three options for the Ultimate edition can be seen at Windows 7 Ultimate - Buy and download from Microsoft Store
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03 Sep 2009   #10
Sabotage

Windows 7 Home Prem. 64-bit
 
 

well ok im not going to install vista(im running 32-bit 7) what i would do is buy this copy of vista, then when 7 is out i would be able to upgrade since i own a copy of vista correct? and i would save a little bit instead of buying a full copy of windows 7, a the same time i could upgrade to windows 7 64-bit ultimate right?
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