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Windows 7: Use "Upgrade" Media to do a clean install

17 Oct 2009   #1
Roddy

Dual boot Win7 Home Premium and Vista Home Premium SP2
 
 
Use "Upgrade" Media to do a clean install

As you're aware, Vista had the 'capability' to do a clean install using the Upgrade DVD.

You could boot from DVD, do a clean install, not validate, then when in Windows, go to the DVD drive and install again, this time doing an upgrade and then validate.

This seemed to be kosher as reported on many sites. I know people who did it and all was well. Their Vista PCs run fine, and are completely up to date with regards to SPs and updates.

So, for an Upgrade price, it was possible to do a fresh install...will Win7 have this capability do you think?

Sorry if this has been covered....

Rgds
Rod


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17 Oct 2009   #2
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Rod, there are different opinions about it and apparenlty MS has not released a definite statement (not that I know of). Most people (experienced ones) say yes, but the final answer will only be known for sure on the 22nd
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17 Oct 2009   #3
Dave76

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roddy View Post
As you're aware, Vista had the 'capability' to do a clean install using the Upgrade DVD.

You could boot from DVD, do a clean install, not validate, then when in Windows, go to the DVD drive and install again, this time doing an upgrade and then validate.

This seemed to be kosher as reported on many sites. I know people who did it and all was well. Their Vista PCs run fine, and are completely up to date with regards to SPs and updates.

So, for an Upgrade price, it was possible to do a fresh install...will Win7 have this capability do you think?

Sorry if this has been covered....

Rgds
Rod
No one will know for sure until 22 Oct.

The rumors are that the old operating system must be activated before the upgrade can begin.
Seems that MS decided to stop the old Vista workaround.

We'll see next week.
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