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Windows 7: Which One?

08 May 2010   #1
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Which One?

I have the Windows 7 RC and am planning on getting the full version. But I don't know which I need to get. I used to have Windows Vista before the RC so can I get the Upgrade?


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08 May 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Yes you qualify for Upgrade version even if you don't reinstall Vista to launch it. Just use the workaround here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

or boot the DVD and it will scan the HD and should see the RC then pass a flag allowing use of Upgrade key, even if you then use Custom>Drive Options to delete partitions, create New and format (good idea).
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08 May 2010   #3
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes you qualify for Upgrade version even if you don't reinstall Vista to launch it. Just use the workaround here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

or boot the DVD and it will scan the HD and should see the RC then pass a flag allowing use of Upgrade key, even if you then use Custom>Drive Options to delete partitions, create New and format (good idea).
Do I need anything else? Does it ask anything when installing it? Like something for a code because I lost that a long time ago.
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08 May 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

No you don't need anything but the Product key for your Win7 upgrade.

But if you have Vista on the machine, you should audit the Product Key using Magic Jellybean or Belarc Advisor in case you ever want to reinstall it or MS decides to tighten Upgrade requirements on reinstalls. But you can avoid reinstalls by saving a Win7 Backup Image after installation so you just reimage the HD in 20 minutes and never have to reinstall again.

An OS key should be protected like a valuable worth over $100 for the life of the OS.
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08 May 2010   #5
ArandomMidget

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
No you don't need anything but the Product key for your Win7 upgrade.

But if you have Vista on the machine, you should audit the Product Key using Magic Jellybean or Belarc Advisor in case you ever want to reinstall it or MS decides to tighten Upgrade requirements on reinstalls. But you can avoid reinstalls by saving a Win7 Backup Image after installation so you just reimage the HD in 20 minutes and never have to reinstall again.

An OS key should be protected like a valuable worth over $100 for the life of the OS.
Thx
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