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Windows 7: Win 7 Clean install with XP Upgrade Version

25 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Win 7 Clean install with XP Upgrade Version

Hi all

First time poster, so apologies if this has been posted before.

I upgraded from XP to Win 7 64 bit a few years ago, using the upgrade version of Win 7 and performed a clean install at the time.

Unfortunately my c drive has just failed so my intention is to replace it with a ssd drive and reinstall Win 7.

Can I do this with the current upgrade version of Win 7 that I have or will I have to install a 'full' version of it?

Thanks for your help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2015   #2
Microsoft MVP


Proceed with a Clean Reinstall Windows 7.

It may reject the Product Key during install because no other OS is seen on the drive. If that happens just leave it blank and finish the install. Afterwards use the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version provided by MS to activate Upgrade version on a new or cleaned hard drive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jun 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Great! Thanks for the response

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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