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Windows 7: Product Key

23 Jan 2010   #1
mikey04

Windows 7
 
 
Product Key

Hey all i have windows 7 upgrade and my sister has windows 7 the full version, can i install her disk as the full version and enter my product key when asked? Or are each key assaigned to specific type of install? HELP


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23 Jan 2010   #2
ccatlett1984

 

The key will not work on her disc, you can however do a clean install with yours.

Look at the following toturial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Jan 2010   #3
mikey04

Windows 7
 
 

i was trying to save as much space as possible. since i have the upgrade disk i cannot run 7 without vista "under it correct? Vista will always take up memory on my computer?
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23 Jan 2010   #4
srq2625

Win7 Ultimate, x64
 
 

From a "What's actually installed" standpoint, it's said there is no difference between what is installed with an upgrade disk and what's installed with a "full" disk.

The difference lies in how each are used - one (your's) is valid only to upgrade a current Windows install. Your sister's is valid for any install (one at a time of course).

Can you, physically, install from her disk and use your product key - probably. It might take a call to MSFT to activate but it can probably be done.

Should you (is it legal)? Unless you are updating a Win7 install, it's probably not legal. And, if you are doing an upgrade, skip the hassle - just use your disk.

Using the routine outlined in a previous post, you will get the results of a "clean install". And, no, if done right you will not have any Vista residue.
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23 Jan 2010   #5
ccatlett1984

 

You can do a CLEAN install (meaning it will completely ERASE the hard drive before installing windows 7). Please read the tutorial that i linked to in my previous post.
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23 Jan 2010   #6
gregrocker

 

No, you do not have to have Vista on computer to use Upgrade version.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Jan 2010   #7
mikey04

Windows 7
 
 

you guys are awesome thanks alot
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