Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows Vista OEM to retail windows 7

01 Jul 2010   #1
illway1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows Vista OEM to retail windows 7

so like the title says, im going from windows vista home basic OEM to retail windows 7 home premium. The problem i have is that i moved the hdd with vista into my new computer which i want windows 7 on. Will i be able to custom or clean install on it cuz of the oem only allowing 1 mobo?

TY in advance


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Jul 2010   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can do clean install with a upgrade DVD.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #3
gregrocker

 

If you are using Win7 Upgrade version then technically under the EULA you should be using it on the machine which the qualifying Vista factory OEM is legally licensed for.

That said, this is all on the honor system since you can clean install Win7 Upgrade version using the workarounds which theog posted above. But you should have another qualifying OS to use Upgrade version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Reply

 Windows Vista OEM to retail windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Anytime Upgrade from RETAIL Pro to RETAIL Ultimate
Hi there, question about license keys... I have a retail copy of Win 7 Pro. I would like to install it in a virtual machine on my current computer and use Anytime Upgrade to upgrade it to Win 7 Ultimate. When I finally purchase a new computer, can I use the same upgrade key to put Win 7 Ultimate...
Windows Updates & Activation
Can I move Japanese Windows 7 Drivers to Retail Windows 7
OK! I bought a Japanese laptop with pre-installed Japanese Windows 7. I have a retail copy of English W7. I made a copy of the Japanese Windows 7 then wiped and installed my Windows 7. Now, there are problems with the sound when I installed my Windows 7. Can I do this?: If I put the old...
Drivers
Upgrading Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 Ultimate Retail
Hey Guys I'm trying to update as shown in the thread title. However, when i click upgrade, setup tells me the following "You can't upgrade from Win 7 64bit to Win 7 32bit" "You can't upgrade from Win 7 32bit to Win 7 64 bit" I have Win 7 x64, and i'm trying to install Win 7 x64. The only...
Installation & Setup
Installing Retail/Upgrade/OEM over RC; XP, Vista
Here's a question I have.. I have several computers, each running clean installed 7RC.. With the Beta deadline approaching (in March I believe), I'm trying to decide to go with either Full or OEM versions of 7 and install them on each of these(seperate purchases for each, of course).. so now... ...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 RC to Retail
I've been looking this up for a while, but haven't been able to find a straight answer. I currently have the RC of Windows 7, and I'm looking to purchase the home premium version of W7. As offered on the windows 7 website, there is the cheaper upgrade option, and the full version option. I do...
Installation & Setup
vista + win7 retail discs to upgrade win7 RC to retail
can i somehow use my vista disc at some point to allow the win7 retail install to upgrade the win7 RC AND NOT HAVE TO REINSTALL MY PROGRAMS? i currently have vista 32 bit home premium. i have the install discs for it too. i want to create another partition and put win7 RC 64 bit on it (dual...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:17.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App