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Windows 7: Full Version vs Upgrade

22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Full Version vs Upgrade

I have read here over the past few months that just about every upgrade disc of Windows allows a clean version install from within an already running copy of Windows. Has anyone tried this yet with Windows 7?

I've got the RTM version of Windows 7 installed currently obviously and would like to know if I can just buy the upgrade and not the full version (trying to save my pennies).

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22 Oct 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Igster,

Yes, it's been confirmed. You can do a clean install from a upgrade version of Windows 7. At least for now you can. :)

Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Im pretty sure the upgrade just replaces / creates new files and structures windows 7 based on the files of the predessor o/s?
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22 Oct 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Thanks very much. Do we anticipate that this may change? I might not purchase for another few weeks or so.
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22 Oct 2009   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I do not think so, but time will tell.
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03 Nov 2009   #6

Win 7 HOME Pre

hi can anyone tell me if i could buy the upgrade version of home premium (119$) since iam running vista for the past two years.
or i have to buy 199$ full version.
Many thanks
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03 Nov 2009   #7

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

The upgrade will work fine in your case. There is no reason for you to buy the full version.
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