Win Vista Home Premium 64 Bit to Win 7 Premium 64 Bit


  1. Posts : 8
    Win 7 64 bit
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    Win Vista Home Premium 64 Bit to Win 7 Premium 64 Bit


    Hi,

    I have Win Vista and want to uninstall it and install Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (I've run the test and my computer will support Win 7). Only the OEM version is available now. I'd like to buy it (and the key). From what I've read I believe this is safe. Can someone please direct me to what I should read about doing so (installing it and making recovery disks, etc.)?


    Thank you.

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  2. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #2

    (installing it and making recovery disks, etc.)?
    Make sure you buy the version the DVD installer.

    Take look at those tutorials:
    Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
    Upgrade Install with Windows 7



    To clean install:
    1) Clean the HD Drive, using Step one in this tutorial:
    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
    than
    2a) clean install with the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disk.
    2b) Clean Install Windows 7
    2c) UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with
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  3. Posts : 8
    Win 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the response.

    How do I know if it is "the version the DVD installer."?
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  4. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #4

    If you buy the box set, this will have the DVD.
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  5. Posts : 8
    Win 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    OK, thank you.
    Last edited by Athena28; 27 Sep 2013 at 13:24.
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  6.    #6

    I would use Upgrade version so that it can move to any other PC which qualifies. OEM becomes tied to the first mobo installed upon and cannot migrate.

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  7. Posts : 8
    Win 7 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    That's a good idea. TY.
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