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Windows 7: Plz help with question on online purchase

23 Oct 2009   #1
lorenzosjb

Vista
 
 
Plz help with question on online purchase

I want to buy the upgrade version as a download, but I have some questions? Can you please help me? Thanks

a) Is the downloadable version multilingual?
b) Can I use the upgrade version as a new clean install?

Regards,
Lorenzo


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23 Oct 2009   #2
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

All versions are multilingual in the sense that you can choose what language to use at installation, but only Ultimate (and Enterprise) can switch back and forth among different languages, is my understanding.

The upgrade version can do clean installs, but you are supposed to have the appropriate qualifying prior version of Windows installed. Once it sees that, you can go ahead and do a clean install with the upgrade version.
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23 Oct 2009   #3
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorenzosjb View Post
I want to buy the upgrade version as a download, but I have some questions? Can you please help me? Thanks

a) Is the downloadable version multilingual?
b) Can I use the upgrade version as a new clean install?

Regards,
Lorenzo

Welcome to Seven Forums, lorenzosjb, and to add to what harpua said, yes, you can do a clean install with the upgrade version. How? Well, this is Seven Forums, so of course we have the answer... :)

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23 Oct 2009   #4
lorenzosjb

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
All versions are multilingual in the sense that you can choose what language to use at installation, but only Ultimate (and Enterprise) can switch back and forth among different languages, is my understanding.

The upgrade version can do clean installs, but you are supposed to have the appropriate qualifying prior version of Windows installed. Once it sees that, you can go ahead and do a clean install with the upgrade version.
Thanks for your very quick response.

I have a Dell XPS m1330 with a Core Duo processor and 2gb memory so I think I have everything for enjoing Win7.

Thanks again,
Lorenzo
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23 Oct 2009   #5
Snufffed

 

You can do a CLEAN install with the UPGRADE version and you do not need an old OS anywhere.... The clean install is so that you can install when you HAVE NO OS on your current (like a new HDD) sytem. or buy a new computer and have NO OS installed.
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23 Oct 2009   #6
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lorenzosjb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by harpua View Post
All versions are multilingual in the sense that you can choose what language to use at installation, but only Ultimate (and Enterprise) can switch back and forth among different languages, is my understanding.

The upgrade version can do clean installs, but you are supposed to have the appropriate qualifying prior version of Windows installed. Once it sees that, you can go ahead and do a clean install with the upgrade version.
Thanks for your very quick response.

I have a Dell XPS m1330 with a Core Duo processor and 2gb memory so I think I have everything for enjoing Win7.

Thanks again,
Lorenzo
You're welcome. You probably are all set for enjoying W7 but just to be sure you should probably run the "W7 compatibility upgrade advisor" (or something like that :)) available for free download from Microsoft. Just googling it should provide a link. It will tell you if you have any hardware or apps that are not compatible. But sounds like your system will run 7 just fine. If you had Vista before, you should find that 7 is quite a bit snappier with faster startup and shutdown.
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