Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade from... Windows 7?

25 Oct 2009   #1
sakau2007

Windows 7 Profressional
 
 
Windows 7 upgrade from... Windows 7?

I've been running the evaluation copy of Windows 7 but now that I'm ready, I want to buy the ultimate full version. I know I'll need the full version, not the update. However, will I have to reinstall everything? Does it wipe my hard drive before I do it or will the download detect im running windows 7 already and just "update" me off of what i've already installed?

i guess the next question is what's the best way to back everything up (data and documents mainly).


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Oct 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, you'll have to reinstall everything. Even if you can upgrade from the eval copy, no one recommends it. Actually, hardly anyone recommends upgrading from any OS to Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Really easy to back up
Use Windows easy transfer. You can download from the Microsoft Site. Just follow the easy instructions. Be aware, it will transfer almost everything except programs. Those you must use the original installation disc. If you, previously, made a copy of your hard drive you can transfer back to your hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Oct 2009   #4
hacku

Windows 7 RC 64bit
 
 

You don't need the full version. You can save yourself $100 by purchasing the Upgrade which will still do a full install of the OS...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Oct 2009   #5
2Cold Scorpio

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hacku View Post
You don't need the full version. You can save yourself $100 by purchasing the Upgrade which will still do a full install of the OS...
Yup, see here: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Windows 7 upgrade from... Windows 7?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
You will upgrade to Windows 10: Inside Microsoft's strong-arm upgrade
Seriously, I do not understand why MS is doing what they are doing. Does their survival depend on how many people they get to run 10? Are they just being draconian because they can be? There's something obviously going on behind the scenes, be it because of potential data gathering revenue or...
News
Windows 10 Upgrade Notification: No upgrade ready message
Since Windows 10 was announced that it will be free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, that got me hyped up. There are many things I've found about Windows 10 that makes me want to have it such as DirectX 12 and Windows Aero (one of the reasons why I love Windows 7). I signed up to the Windows Insider...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade
I have got myself into a bit of a mess. I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista. To see if it improved the performance or if the laptop itself was rubbish. It did so I purchased an upgrade to windows home premium. When I enter the upgrade key...
Installation & Setup
XP to windows 7 upgrade incompatibility issues caught by Upgrade Advis
I am trying to prep a computer to give to a friend. Last night, I reformatted it using the recovery discs that came with it. It is a Tosh Satellite A105. Today, I have been finding and installing updates to the system, trying to prepare it for an upgrade to win7, which is no easy task since I...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?
I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key." Thanks
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App