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Windows 7: Upgrade choice XP or Vista

04 Oct 2009   #1
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Upgrade choice XP or Vista

I have XP home & Pro. I also have Vista. All three activated. I plan on keeping the XP Pro for my shop use. Question... I am going to go the upgrade route. Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista? I plan on doing a clean install, either way. I'm wondering what's going to happen when, in the future, when we need or want to re-install Windows 7 to get that fresh start environment. I tend to install a lot of cute little programs that seem like a good idea at the time but seem to never be that useful later on.


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04 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcleod55 View Post
Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista? I plan on doing a clean install, either way.
I forgot about the fact that you're not supposed to use the qualifying OS anymore. So in this case it would be better to upgrade from Vista. That way you can continue to use XP without violating the license agreement.
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04 Oct 2009   #3
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

So if I upgrade from XP, I can no longer use my XP at all, forever?
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04 Oct 2009   #4
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Afaik you can only use it as a basis for upgrade.
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04 Oct 2009   #5
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Since I have 1 Vista and 2 XP's (home & Pro) I'm leaning towards using the XP home since that Key will be killed after installation of 7. I have several ide hard drives that I no longer use. I plan on using Clonezilla and making a complete backup in case my new install ever goes south on me. At least I'm hoping that will work.
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04 Oct 2009   #6
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

yeah in that case I would use XP home as a basis for the upgrade.

I've never used Clonezilla, so I can't comment on that.

I'm not sure if the XP key would be "killed" instantly. Quite possible, but it might also be possible to call up Microsoft and get a new key should you need to clean install Windows 7 again in the future.

At this point I'm not sure about anything. We can all thank Microsoft for making this so clear.
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04 Oct 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

QUOTE by mcleod55

I have XP home & Pro. I also have Vista. All three activated. I plan on keeping the XP Pro for my shop use.

Question... I am going to go the upgrade route. (exactly what do you mean UPGRADE Route.??)

Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista?
I plan on doing a clean install, either way. If you clean install this is not considered UPGRADE is is considered a NEW OS.

I'm wondering what's going to happen when, in the future, when we need or want to re-install Windows 7 to get that fresh start environment. (This will be considered - if clean install exactly that a NEW OS.)

I tend to install a lot of cute little programs that seem like a good idea at the time but seem to never be that useful later on.
(Cute little programs are just that - depends on if they work with the OS you plan on using..)

Your questions are mute and as you stated you will CLEAN install ea NEW OS. therefore "UPGRADE" IS MUTE AND NOT EVEN CONSIDERED.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCLEOD55
Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista?
since you are not actually upgrading this question is no valid.
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04 Oct 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
exactly what do you mean UPGRADE Route.??
I took "upgrade route" to mean he is going to purchase the "upgrade" version of Windows 7 rather than the full version. In that case I would still consider it an "upgrade" even though he would have to do a clean install.
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04 Oct 2009   #9
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
QUOTE by mcleod55

I have XP home & Pro. I also have Vista. All three activated. I plan on keeping the XP Pro for my shop use.

Question... I am going to go the upgrade route. (exactly what do you mean UPGRADE Route.??) Windows 7 Upgrade version which cost less

Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista?
I plan on doing a clean install, either way. If you clean install this is not considered UPGRADE is is considered a NEW OS. If I'm using the UPGRADE disk, and I am going from XP to 7... Is that not upgrading my system?

I'm wondering what's going to happen when, in the future, when we need or want to re-install Windows 7 to get that fresh start environment. (This will be considered - if clean install exactly that a NEW OS.)

I tend to install a lot of cute little programs that seem like a good idea at the time but seem to never be that useful later on.
(Cute little programs are just that - depends on if they work with the OS you plan on using..)

Your questions are mute and as you stated you will CLEAN install ea NEW OS. therefore "UPGRADE" IS MUTE AND NOT EVEN CONSIDERED.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MCLEOD55
Would it be better to upgrade with XP or Vista?
since you are not actually upgrading this question is no valid.
I am only talking about using the Windows 7 UPGRADE version (disk) because of the cost difference. It's too easy to save files and data to worry about not having to reinstall a few programs. I would rather spend a couple of nights reinstalling stuff than to sit in front of the TV anyway. Not to mention the saved $$'s
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04 Oct 2009   #10
mcleod55

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
exactly what do you mean UPGRADE Route.??
I took "upgrade route" to mean he is going to purchase the "upgrade" version of Windows 7 rather than the full version. In that case I would still consider it an "upgrade" even though he would have to do a clean install.
Sorry I didn't read them all. You are correct. I have pre ordered the Windows 7 upgrade.
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