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Windows 7: Am I going to lose my vista cd key after upgrading?

18 Dec 2009   #11
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you need further assurance I would make a quick call to MS...


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18 Dec 2009   #12
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by top secret View Post
okay to make sure...

my key is inside the full version DVD and I can use the upgrade option and I will not lose my Vista key

is that right?

sorry for repeating the same question again and again, but I want to be sure before doing anything that might cause to loose my vista key
TS, as Tews mentioned, only MS has the final word on it, but I am pretty sure you won't.

You now have two valid licenses, Vista and Win7. If you had bought the Win7 upgrade version, that depends on you having a Vista license to be legal and stopping using Vista after moving to Win7. The Full Version is a separate license and not dependent from you having a Vista license to upgrade from.

Some additional info and reference can be found here.
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18 Dec 2009   #13
top secret

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

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If you need further assurance I would make a quick call to MS...
It is okay, I will call them tomorrow. Thanks

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TS, as Tews mentioned, only MS has the final word on it, but I am pretty sure you won't.

You now have two valid licenses, Vista and Windows 7. If you had bought the Windows 7 upgrade version, that depends on you having a Vista license to be legal and stopping using Vista after moving to Windows 7. The Full Version is a separate license and not dependent from you having a Vista license to upgrade from.

Some additional info and reference can be found here.
Thanks for the info. I will check the link, and I'll call Microsoft tomorrow to be sure.
Thanks everyone.
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18 Dec 2009   #14
gregrocker

 

You only need Vista to be seen by Win7 DVD from boot before it formats the HD and it will allow Upgrade key.

Your Vista then cannot be used under the EULA except to reinstall Win7. It isn't deactivated to my knowledge - maybe someone who has had it deactivated will say so eventually.

Make a Win7 backup image of the finished Win7 and you'll never need to reinstall anyway, just reimage the HD or a replacement in 15 minutes from backup image, using your booted Win7 DVD Repair console.
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