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Windows 7: Two questions about buying Windows 7

10 Oct 2009   #11
Night Hawk

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

You wouldn't be able to perform an inplace upgrade but likely a clean install with an upgrade disk once the installer saw an activated installation present or a genuine disk for the older version. The new installation would simply replace the present.

With a full install version disk you would simply select the custom install and see the former packed up as well into the Windows.old folder. The promotions seen for 7 however are still more or less geared at the HP and Pro editions not the Ultimate which stinks for people who couldn't attend a launch party.

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11 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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I apologize in advance if these questions have already been answered, but I just need some clarification on these two issues. Okay, so I have a computer which came with the 32-bit home premium version of Windows Vista, and I plan to get the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate when it comes out. From my understanding, I will need to do a clean install in order to switch over to Windows 7 when the time comes. My question is: would I need to buy the full version of Windows 7, or can I still buy the upgrade version, even though i need to do a clean install?

Also, I am a college student, and I was wondering if there is a discount on Windows 7 ultimate, since from my understanding you can buy the Professional/Home Premium versions for $30.

Any help would be greatly appreciated
No, you can only switch in between 32 and 64 bit with a full install, the upgrade will only replace Vista with 7. So sorry, you'll have to pay up.

$30? I don't know where you heard that from, but that is a crazy price, even if it's for college people. It was 50% off a few months ago when pre-ordering started, but back then only Premium and Professional could be ordered.
Not true...You CAN change from x86 to x64 with an upgrade disk but it must be a CLEAN install. This option is made available to you during the upgrade process.
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11 Oct 2009   #13
Night Hawk

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

When moving into a newer version of Windows the best advice and end results have always been seen with a fresh clean install to start with. The thing to be looking at here however is the information on the upgrade paths available. Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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