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Windows 7: Can you upgrade a OEM Version?

22 Jan 2011   #1
lostsoul62

Windows 7 x64 RC1, Vista Ultimate, XP Pro
 
 
Can you upgrade a OEM Version?

Can you upgrade a OEM Version? I have two laptops with XP and Vista and I want to buy a 3 users upgrade for Windows 7. I also have an extra XP from a crash computer that I want to put on another computer that I am going to build and then I know I can put the upgrade on this one but how about the two laptops?


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22 Jan 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes an OEM can be upgraded
but do it as a clean install, for best results
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips
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22 Jan 2011   #3
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

YES, best to do a clean install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Check your PC with the Upgrade Advisor:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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22 Jan 2011   #4
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
yes, best to do a clean install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

lol
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22 Jan 2011   #5
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
yes, best to do a clean install.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

lol
Hi Rich

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22 Jan 2011   #6
richc46

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You may be right Ray. Take care.
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