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Windows 7: From Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate

26 Jan 2017   #1
Desperate 4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
From Vista Ultimate to Win 7 Ultimate

Hello!
I "had" Vista Ultimate 64 installed in my laptop, until I "replaced" it with Win 7 Ultimate 64 via a ISO copy.
All good. However, windows Vista is still in the background and I believe ruling the OS.

In system profile it is Win 7 SP1, in C:/ windows Vista. Disk Management therefore shows Vista.

It was not a clean installation, it was an upgrade.

Can I get win Vista out and make Win 7 the ruler? If so, what would be the correct way without getting into trouble with functionality? Windows old does not exist.

Any instructions would be welcome.

Thanking you in advance


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26 Jan 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Did you do a Clean Install with Windows 7 with only the desired destination drive hooked up?

This tutorial by Brink will guide you through a Clean Install.

Clean Install Windows 7


Jack
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26 Jan 2017   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Desparate,
LBB link will not quite fill in all the blanks as yours was an upgrade install.

Use this link please.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


Roy
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26 Jan 2017   #4
Desperate 4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Bear! I'll see if I can manage those instructions.
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26 Jan 2017   #5
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I'm sure win vista core is no longer running on your computer.
When you did the upgrade, win 7 was installed over win vista, using some vista drivers and keeping installed programs and data and some files and folder names can have vista names
What "brand" of Win 7 ultimate you have (upgrade, retail or OEM)?
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26 Jan 2017   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He mentions an Iso copy, so ya he will have to clarify.

But I would think if he clean installs 7 he would need a key.

People throw the word "Upgrade" around pretty loosely, so we`ll have to wait for confirmation.
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27 Jan 2017   #7
Desperate 4

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanking you guys for your interest in my subject.
Yes, I have downloaded an ISO copy and got the key from MS its all working on legally.
Win 7 Ultimate SP1 is named in the system's basic information about my computer
My question is: why is Vista showing in Disk Management instead of Win 7 Ultimate?
Can I do a clean installation with an ISO copy of the program if I clean the whole HDD and create only one partition?
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27 Jan 2017   #8
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Dersparate,
run this tool,
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

see if you have this line in it, towards the bottom
Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"

If you do then its an inplace upgrade and you will have to follow the tutorial i posted,
Otherwise just the normal clean install option, both give the 1 user partition and system reserved (100mb)

Roy
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27 Jan 2017   #9
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds to me that someone just named the C: drive "Windows Vista" when Vista was installed.
An upgrade will not change the name.
Just change the name in Computer to what ever you would like.
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27 Jan 2017   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If it`s an upgrade key and not a retail or oem key, then follow the tutorial Torch posted in Reply #3
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