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Windows 7: Vista Ultimate to Win7 Home Premium?

02 Mar 2010   #11
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
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can i use that key when the windows 7 upgrade prompts me
Yes you can use a Windows 7 key, but not the Vista one.
So I cannot use the key that came with the vista upgrade for the windows 7 upgrade? I have to use the oem version xp key?


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02 Mar 2010   #12
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You need to purchase a copy of Windows 7 first. Look on Newegg.com or somewhere.

You can get the Windows 7 Upgrade version, for about $120.
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02 Mar 2010   #13
Rhirtix

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm not going to purchase a W7 upgrade unless I know that it will accept my Vista upgrade version's key.

I think there's a miscommunication somewhere along the line in this thread.

If I buy an UPGRADE version of W7, it will ask me, upon installation, for a product key from a previous version of Windows, right? Will the product key from my UPGRADE retail version of Vista work? That's all I've been asking.
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02 Mar 2010   #14
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
So I cannot use the key that came with the vista upgrade for the windows 7 upgrade? I have to use the oem version xp key?
Let's start from the beginning, have you purchased Windows 7, and have a key that came with the disk, or have a key that was emailed to you when you bought it to download?
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02 Mar 2010   #15
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Wrong. It is relying on your honesty to tell it you already have a previous OS.

It won't even ask you. By accepting the EULA, you agree you have a qualifying OS. In your case, because you have XP, you are all legal.

Go ahead and buy the Windows 7 Upgrade version.
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02 Mar 2010   #16
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhirtix View Post
If I buy an UPGRADE version of W7, it will ask me, upon installation, for a product key from a previous version of Windows, right?
NO, it will ask you for your Windows 7 key.
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