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Windows 7: 7 Upgrade

09 Sep 2009   #1
Gerald Earl

Windows 7 TTM 7600
 
 
7 Upgrade

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate RTM 7600. Can I just upgrade when the public release is available or do I have to do a clean install?? Thjanks


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09 Sep 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gerald, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a upgrade install to the newer retail Windows 7.

Shawn
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09 Sep 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Gerald, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a upgrade install to the newer retail Windows 7.

Shawn
You can upgrade from W7 Ult. RTM to W7 RTM?
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09 Sep 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Gerald, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can do a upgrade install to the newer retail Windows 7.

Shawn
The RTM right now and the one in the stores will be the same...

He will just enter his key for the edition he buys unless he has Ultimate installed and buys a Home Premium key...
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09 Sep 2009   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's basically doing a repair install, but it's not worth doing it unless it has newer build number. So far it does not look like it will be. In this case, he may be able to just enter that product key number in instead if it's the same edition of Windows 7.
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09 Sep 2009   #6
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If Win7 is like Vista, an existing installation won't accept an upgrade key. I believe it would take a full version key, though.
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