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Windows 7: STILL confused about "Upgrade" installation process.

12 Sep 2009   #11
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi, you can only upgrade from premium on your old machine to premium on the new .
I know that's not true and that's also not what I'm asking.

I'm asking if I can install the Upgrade version on a brand new, fresh hard drive without having to install either XP or Vista first.
How can you upgrade something to a fresh EMPTY harddrive, there has to be something there in the first place to UPGRADE it to.
And if you had a Premium upgrade disc surely it is obvious
that you can only Upgrade it to another PREMIUM OS, and not another
Version of Windows.


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12 Sep 2009   #12
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
How can you upgrade something to a fresh EMPTY harddrive, there has to be something there in the first place to UPGRADE it to.
Perhaps you're new to Windows and installation procedures, but you could use the Windows XP upgrade edition to perform a clean install on a fresh hard drive. You just needed to insert a 98/2000 CD during the installation process.

The idea of being able to install Windows on a clean hard drive using upgrade media is NOT a new and radical idea. This is how it's always been done. Vista changed the game with the double-install bug. I'm hoping that Windows 7 goes back to "normal."

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
And if you had a Premium upgrade disc surely it is obvious
that you can only Upgrade it to another PREMIUM OS, and not another
Version of Windows.
You must be referring to in-place upgrades, which couldn't be more irrelevant to this conversation.
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12 Sep 2009   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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12 Sep 2009   #14
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
So the definitive answer is that there's no definitive answer?

I'm seriously considering Snow Leopard at this point.
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12 Sep 2009   #15
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
So the definitive answer is that there's no definitive answer?

I'm seriously considering Snow Leopard at this point.
Maybe that wouldn't be a bad idea.
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12 Sep 2009   #16
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you already have the RC installed, MS has said that you will be able to do the double install only once... after that you will need to insert a disc with a qualifying version in order for it to work. So, be sure to image your drive immediately after activating..

I hope this answers your questions...
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12 Sep 2009   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Still no definitive answer for the workarounds to clean install on blank drive from upgrade media.

There must be a way - MS just isn't letting on - yet.
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12 Sep 2009   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have your Vista disk ready.... I think thats the only legal way...
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12 Sep 2009   #19
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Still no definitive answer for the workarounds to clean install on blank drive from upgrade media.

There must be a way - MS just isn't letting on - yet.
Well I suppose I still have a month or so to sit on it until I need to cancel my pre-order. It's unfortunate that there's still no answer at this point though. Perhaps Microsoft doesn't even know how they want to handle this yet.
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12 Sep 2009   #20
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

With the upgrade media, your $49.95 version, you have to run setup and install from
within an activated legal copy of Vista or XP. You must click custom install if your OS is WinXP. If Vista, you can upgrade. Once you click custom install, you can re partition, format etc. and then install Win 7.

You are no longer allowed to put in an old disk for validation. That will NOT work.
Also the work around from Vista will not work as the requirement is that the
OS you are currently using MUST BE ACTIVATED. This is a change from Vista days.

What is still up in the air is how to re install after a hard drive failure.
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