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Windows 7: Win 7 installation twice

17 Nov 2010   #11
gregrocker

 

Unfortunately you can't use Vista under the EULA now that you've used it as the qualifying OS for Win7 upgrade version. So you'd have to go back to Vista to use it as a licensed OS. Perhaps you have an old XP retail you can use as qualifier for Win7.

When you do the clean install, remember you can browse for drivers in the factory install's C:Windows/System32/Drivers and /Driverstore files if you have any drivers missing in Device Manager after clean install. But the installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates.

Here are the steps for Dual Booting two Win7's or a Vista: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista


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17 Nov 2010   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Contrary to the popular opinion, I believe that you can install the OS on the same computer as many times as you want, with the same activation key. If someone could provide actual legal text otherwise, I would be interested.

EDIT: I have to retract my statement, because of this found in their EULA:

Quote:
License Model. The software is licensed on a per copy per computer basis. A computer is a physical hardware system with an internal storage device capable of running the software. A hardware partition or blade is considered to be a separate computer.
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18 Nov 2010   #13
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

gregrocker I'm probably being extremely stupid but I can't understand why I am unable to use Vista again. Vista 64 came preinstalled on this machine together with disk and licence. I bought the full version of Win 7 64 (not the upgrade version) and upgraded from Vista using it. Surely now that Win 7 is installed and working I can install Vista again on the other disk and as a seperate OS, dual booting between them. I apologise for being thick but I just can't see the problem.

I may just bite the bullet and beetle off out at Christmas to buy another copy of Win 7, do a clean install using it, transfer everything I want over to it, delete the installation I am currently using and then sell the original Win 7.

I thank you again for your continued interest and patience.
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18 Nov 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

Sorry I assumed you had bought an Upgrade version since you say you Upgraded Vista.

If you have the full version of Win7 then you don't need a qualifying OS to upgrade and can use Vista which came on that machine for as long as you want.

If you in-place Upgraded Vista to Win7, have you been satisfied with the performance? Often times a clean install will solve issues related to corruption imported from the old OS.

I'm not sure why you would need to buy another Win7. Once you buy a retail copy you can install it wherever you want as often as you wish for life.
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21 Nov 2010   #15
beauparc

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Sorry for not replying sooner. Got struck down by some bug for a couple of days.

I have more than enough information now to enable me to press on with one of the plans.

Once again, thanks to all who replied.
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21 Nov 2010   #16
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beauparc View Post
Sorry for not replying sooner. Got struck down by some bug for a couple of days.

I have more than enough information now to enable me to press on with one of the plans.

Once again, thanks to all who replied.
You could buy a triple pack

Get Windows 7 for the whole family.

It is Windows 7 with a key that can be used 3 times
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