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Windows 7: W7 Upgrading CD

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
W7 Upgrading CD

I am supposed to receive the W7 upgrade CD today!!!!!!!!

I understand that when I run the upgrade that Vista will be removed and everything will be wonderful. I have a backup of Vista.

Since I will receive a license with the upgrade and if for some unknown phenominum I need to reload W7 can I download it from MSFT or just reload it with the upgrade CD.


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22 Oct 2009   #2

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

Well, After I install 7 and get it set just right, I am going to do a complete backup so I'll never haver worry about reinstalling AND activating. Just restore and there you go!
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm anxiously awaiting the reports from the field on this from somebody with the actual upgrade media.

My understanding is that to load the upgrade disc, you have to have the previous OS installed on the machine and it has to be activated in order to upgrade.

Thus, if you were to start all over a year from would be forced to install Vista and get it activated and then upgrade it.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555 View Post
Well, After I install 7 and get it set just right, I am going to do a complete backup so I'll never haver worry about reinstalling AND activating. Just restore and there you go!
Exactly the way that I would have gone.
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