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Windows 7: Vista Home to W7 Pro (problem)

30 Oct 2009   #1
BillNRinggold

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Vista Home to W7 Pro (problem)

As the thread title states, I'm trying to upgrade from Vista Home to Windows Pro. I need Windows Pro because I'm running some XP programs that are very unstable in Vista and the advertising says Windows 7 Pro will run XP applications.

I just started the installation and the program says that I can only do a clean install. I don't want to do that as I no longer possess the XP applications original disks. It would be quite expensive to repurchase the programs.

Is there an alternative? I don't know why my install was rejected - did I need a higher level of Vista? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, if I can't upgrade without a clean install, W7 is of no use to me. I'm thinking that Best Buy will not take it back because you can't return software there - is that true?


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30 Oct 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

This has been answered in your other post. This then is redundant.
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