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Windows 7: Upgrading from Vista using Full Version of Win 7

14 Nov 2009   #1
Moviemedic

Vista Home Premium
 
 
Upgrading from Vista using Full Version of Win 7

I am currently running Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. I am curious if I can do an 'in-place' upgrade using a full version of Win 7 as opposed to an Upgrage version. I have already reformatted and reinstalled everything using Dell's Disk Image Recovery off the 2nd drive and really don't want to have to perform another clean install. This install was done this week as a basic maintenance. I was given a full version from a friend who was switching to MAC. Any help would be appreciated.


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14 Nov 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Now that is a good question...I am going to say no just for the simple fact that if you were to upgrade your key might not be activated...

Someone with more insight into activation issues ought to be able to help you further
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14 Nov 2009   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes you can use a full retail version to perform an in place upgrade. Just run the disk from your Vista desktop.

Later you can use your full retail version elsewhere, as it is fully migratable and good on the machine of your choice for life - as long as it is only on one machine at a time.
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes you can use a full retail version to perform an in place upgrade. Just run the disk from your Vista desktop.

Later you can use your full retail version elsewhere as it is fully migratable and good on the machine of your choice for life.
Thanks for confirming gregrocker
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