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Windows 7: Vista to 7 upgrade (download Vista updates?)

15 Oct 2011   #1
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Vista to 7 upgrade (download Vista updates?)

Hi. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OEM (with free Windows 7 upgrade). I want to reformat the computer. After installing Vista, do I need to download Vista updates, before installing Windows 7?

Or just immediately install Windows 7 after Vista?

Also, how often do you do a fresh install (reformat)?

Thank you

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15 Oct 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I never heard of anyone having to update Vista first.

Assuming you have the Windows 7 disk, you don't even need to have Vista installed at all.

If you are lucky, you will never have to do another fresh install. Good maintenance is the way to avoid having to do that.
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15 Oct 2011   #3
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You can clean install the Win7 Upgrade kit.

Just boot the DVD, follow these steps to get a Perfect Reinstall, activate using Product Key on Upgrade DVD envelope.

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