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Windows 7: Another upgrade question

07 Oct 2009   #1
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Another upgrade question

I have currently installed ONLY XP Pro. I used to have Vista Premium installed on a separate partition, But I uninstalled that. I purchased Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?


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07 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555 View Post
I have currently installed ONLY XP Pro. I used to have Vista Premium installed on a separate partition, But I uninstalled that. I purchased Windows 7 Upgrade disk.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?
steven

here is a link to the offical upgrade paths. http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files...rade-chart.png

hope this helps

ken
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07 Oct 2009   #3
Steven72555

XP Pro Dual booting with Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I know all that, I posted this question as I don't want to use my currently installed XP as the upgrade. I don't want XP license to be de-activated. I want to use Vista license as the upgrade.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?
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07 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555 View Post
I know all that, I posted this question as I don't want to use my currently installed XP as the upgrade. I don't want XP license to be de-activated. I want to use Vista license as the upgrade.

Here's the question, Do I need to reinstall Vista to upgrade to 7 using the Vista key?
You aren't going to get a definetive answer because no one knows for sure. Current thinking is that the vista dvd can be used as an upgrade "validator" but only way to find out is either ask MS or wait till you get it.

k
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07 Oct 2009   #5
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Steven72555 View Post
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Current thinking is that the vista dvd can be used as an upgrade "validator" but only way to find out is either ask MS or wait till you get it.

k
I thought that the current thinking was that setup must be run from within a legal, activated and validated version of Vista or XP.

So if you want to keep XP ( Very wise decision ) it looks like you will have to re install Vista, activate it and then install Win 7 from within.

However I agree......waiting to see exactly how the upgrade media works is only a few weeks away.
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07 Oct 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Better still, make an image of your XP partition/drive in case you want to go back....
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