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Windows 7: vista basic to windows 7

12 Dec 2009   #1
andyparks

windows 7 home prem 64 bit
 
 
vista basic to windows 7

i upgraded to windows 7 from vista basic if i ever have to reinstall windows 7 do i need to install vista first then windows 7 or can i just do a clean install from the upgrade disc when windows is running or do i have to do it from boot


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12 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyparks View Post
i upgraded to windows 7 from vista basic if i ever have to reinstall windows 7 do i need to install vista first then windows 7 or can i just do a clean install from the upgrade disc when windows is running or do i have to do it from boot
You can do a clean install. When you are asked for your key number, do not give the information. Finish the installation and then try it. If satisfactory install your programs and use it again. If you are satisifed supply your key number. Once activated make a system image and put it in a safe place. You will never have to reinstall using the DVD, again.
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