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

12 Sep 2009   #1
halp

7100
 
 
STILL confused about "Upgrade" installation process.

Hello everyone. I purchased one of the $49 W7 Home Premium upgrades when they were available. However, It's still unclear to me whether or not I will be able to install this thing without a pre-existing OS installation on my hard drive. Can anyone give me a definitive yes or no? Thanks.


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12 Sep 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, you can only upgrade from premium on your old machine to premium on the new .
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12 Sep 2009   #3
halp

7100
 
 

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.
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12 Sep 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i don't think you can - that's why it's called an 'upgrade' version.
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12 Sep 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

If you have a Vista DVD you could perform a custom install which is in essence a clean install

(i'm still looking into this though )
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12 Sep 2009   #6
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i don't think you can - that's why it's called an 'upgrade' version.
You could with the Windows XP 'upgrade' version, and you could with the Windows Vista 'upgrade' version with a double-install.

But I'm not interested in anyone thinks. Sorry to be a jerk, but this is what every forum tells me. I think this... I think that... "it's called an upgrade for a reason" etc... and I just want to know before it's too late to cancel my pre-order. Can I or can't I?

Thanks again.
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12 Sep 2009   #7
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you have a Vista DVD you could perform a custom install which is in essence a clean install

(i'm still looking into this though )
So you mean I could insert my Vista DVD in the 7 install procedure a la Windows 98 to XP upgrade without actually having to install Vista first? That's what I'm hoping for.
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12 Sep 2009   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
i don't think you can - that's why it's called an 'upgrade' version.
You could with the Windows XP 'upgrade' version, and you could with the Windows Vista 'upgrade' version with a double-install.

But I'm not interested in anyone thinks. Sorry to be a jerk, but this is what every forum tells me. I think this... I think that... "it's called an upgrade for a reason" etc... and I just want to know before it's too late to cancel my pre-order. Can I or can't I?

Thanks again.

There is an old saying where there is the will there is the way. Why not google it yourself? My thoughts arre of course you can. Take them as you like or not

Ken
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12 Sep 2009   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by halp View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
If you have a Vista DVD you could perform a custom install which is in essence a clean install

(i'm still looking into this though )
So you mean I could insert my Vista DVD in the 7 install procedure a la Windows 98 to XP upgrade without actually having to install Vista first? That's what I'm hoping for.

As I understand it, the product id of an existing XP or Vista has to be picked up. And that could happen from either an existing installation on the HDD or the installation disk to be inserted during the W7 installation process. It figures that they want to make sure that you are eligable for an upgrade and have paid your dues for a prior OS.
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12 Sep 2009   #10
halp

7100
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
It figures that they want to make sure that you are eligable for an upgrade and have paid your dues for a prior OS.
Right. I have the full versions of both XP and Vista, with legitimate serial numbers. It's just insane that they expect me to go back and install Vista before installing W7 every time I get a new hard drive or run DBAN.
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