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Windows 7: upgrading from Vista, on 2nd partition

26 Dec 2009   #1
friendlygiraffe

Vista Home Premium SP1
 
 
upgrading from Vista, on 2nd partition

HI

I have the windows 7 upgrade CD and a laptop with Vista on it.

It has a 2nd drive / partition on it and I wondered if it's possible to install Win 7 on the partition and keep the Vista on the original drive. Using the product ID from my current Vista install?

THanks


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26 Dec 2009   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friendlygiraffe View Post
HI

I have the windows 7 upgrade CD and a laptop with Vista on it.

It has a 2nd drive / partition on it and I wondered if it's possible to install Win 7 on the partition and keep the Vista on the original drive. Using the product ID from my current Vista install?

THanks
Hi

Have read of this:

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista
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26 Dec 2009   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friendlygiraffe View Post
HI

I have the windows 7 upgrade CD and a laptop with Vista on it.

It has a 2nd drive / partition on it and I wondered if it's possible to install Win 7 on the partition and keep the Vista on the original drive. Using the product ID from my current Vista install?

THanks
In my opinion possible is not the issue. IN the EULA, that you agreed to when you made the purchase, states that the upgraded OS, will no longer be used. The EULA is backed by federal law. So, whatever you decide to do be sure it is in conformity with all laws and agreements.
EULA End Users Legal Agreement.
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26 Dec 2009   #4
friendlygiraffe

Vista Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friendlygiraffe View Post
HI

I have the windows 7 upgrade CD and a laptop with Vista on it.

It has a 2nd drive / partition on it and I wondered if it's possible to install Win 7 on the partition and keep the Vista on the original drive. Using the product ID from my current Vista install?

THanks
In my opinion possible is not the issue. IN the EULA, that you agreed to when you made the purchase, states that the upgraded OS, will no longer be used. The EULA is backed by federal law. So, whatever you decide to do be sure it is in conformity with all laws and agreements.
EULA End Users Legal Agreement.
I thought as much - will the serial numbers / product id's conflict then?

has anyone managed to do this successfully ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friendlygiraffe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by friendlygiraffe View Post
HI

I have the windows 7 upgrade CD and a laptop with Vista on it.

It has a 2nd drive / partition on it and I wondered if it's possible to install Win 7 on the partition and keep the Vista on the original drive. Using the product ID from my current Vista install?

THanks
In my opinion possible is not the issue. IN the EULA, that you agreed to when you made the purchase, states that the upgraded OS, will no longer be used. The EULA is backed by federal law. So, whatever you decide to do be sure it is in conformity with all laws and agreements.
EULA End Users Legal Agreement.
I thought as much - will the serial numbers / product id's conflict then?

has anyone managed to do this successfully ?
Its illegal, anyone caught doing this, knowingly, can get arrested.
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