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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 over Vista home Premium

13 Jun 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
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Maybe I'll re-think what I say about upgrades in future as I've never done one (I'm ashamed to say) I guess I'm no better than the rest that base what they say on anecdotal "hear-say", maybe in furure I'll have a go at Vista to Windows 7 just for S&G.

Thanks Kari!
Ted, I hope you believe me when I say there was nothing personal in my post. Belonging to a minority regarding this issue just means, that I have to defense my opinion quite often.

Hello Kari. :)

No offence taken mate, when you're right, you're right!

I used to get so frustrated when someone would bash Vista and all in the same paragraph say they've never tried it for themselves, it's what they've heard from a friend.

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15 Jun 2010   #12

Windows Vista home Premium

Thank you all for your replies, I appreciate that.
Kari, I have to update from Vista home premium to Windows 7 Ultimate, I was told that in this case I have to do a clean install, because I go from home premium to Ultimate.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You may want to consider making a copy of stuff with Windows Easy Transfer

Before you do upgrade or clean install.

How much Free HD space is available on D: drive ?

Do you have an external USB HD ?

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers
I have plenty of space (About 100GB) on D drive and since I don't have have an externall HD I would like to use D drive.
By the way, will windows easy transfer also help me get stuff from C to D?

To clarify my problem a bit more...I can store the important stuff on another computer and get it back on my computer after the upgrade, but what I worried about is Office 2007. I installed a legitimite version of it on this computer and all licences are used up. Will I be able to install office 2007 back again after a clean update? Or do I need a backup for that?
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15 Jun 2010   #13
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

The key for Office 2007 is registered to the PC, you should be able to use it on the same PC as many times as needed, you just won't be able to move it to another PC.
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15 Jun 2010   #14

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Someone, you do what you feel is best. However, it is fully possible to in-place upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Seven Ultimate, as long as the "bits" are the same; 32-bit Vista can be in-place upgraded only to 32-bit Seven, and 64-bit Vista only to 64-bit Seven.

You can always in-place upgrade from a Vista edition to same or better Seven edition. There's only one exception: You can in-place upgrade to Seven Professional only from Vista Business.

In-place or clean, if you are unsure what to do just keep asking

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18 Jun 2010   #15

Windows Vista home Premium

Thank you all for your replies, I appreciate your time and effort.
I installed windows 7, I thought I did a clean install, but it turned out that I did a in-place install. So I deleted a lot of old stuff manually and now all is fine.
So my problem is fixed, thank you all.
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18 Jun 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello again.

Glad to hear all is well, thanks for the update.
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