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Windows 7: Leaked Win7 Upgrade Pricing

05 Jun 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
how do you make clean install with update disc?
1. Put in the update disk (Boot from it, not from within Windows)
2. Install your clean install, BUT DON'T ENTER YOUR PRODUCT KEY!
3. Let it finish the install and boot into the new install.
4. Open the disk up again (this time from within windows) and run setup.
5. Enter the product key when it asks (not sure exactly when this happens in an upgrade, just put it in when it asks, but ONLY on the second install)
6. Do not get latest updates for install
7. Let it finish again, and your done!

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also, will an update be possible from xp?
No.

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finally, can you update more than one computer with the update disc?
Yes. But not the key.

~Lordbob


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05 Jun 2009   #12
ambientmf

Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You have to have a vista disk, though it is possible to do a clean install from an upgrade disk.

~Lordbob
I did this all the time in WinXP whenever my mom's desktop needed reformatting.
She bought the Windows XP Home upgrade and when I went to install it, it asked for a full version disc (either WinXP Home or Pro...luckily I had a burnt copy of XP Pro laying around).
Never had any problems.

Not entirely sure if this method would work in Vista though, Vista probably handles upgrades differently.
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05 Jun 2009   #13
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ambientmf View Post
I did this all the time in WinXP whenever my mom's desktop needed reformatting.
She bought the Windows XP Home upgrade and when I went to install it, it asked for a full version disc (either WinXP Home or Pro...luckily I had a burnt copy of XP Pro laying around).
Never had any problems.

Not entirely sure if this method would work in Vista though, Vista probably handles upgrades differently.
Hmmmm..... It will definitely be worth trying. It seems to work.
I will try it later at some point if I can get an upgrade disk. Maybe if/when I get technet Subscription.

Just a warning to those that wish to use the Upgrade clean install method:

YOU MUST OWN THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF WINDOWS FOR THIS TO BE CONSIDERED LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!
i.e. Own Windows Vista and purchase the Windows Seven Ult upgrade.

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2009   #14
jblazea50

Windows 7
 
 

i have legit vista and xp iso on my external, so i would need to burn them onto a DVD in order to perform an upgrade?
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05 Jun 2009   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
i have legit vista and xp iso on my external, so i would need to burn them onto a DVD in order to perform an upgrade?
Uh..... Wha?

To do the upgrade they need to be installed. Then you install [OS here] through setup in the OS you want to upgrade from....

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2009   #16
Jonmor68

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jblazea50 View Post
how do you make clean install with update disc?

also, will an update be possible from xp?

finally, can you update more than one computer with the update disc?
"can you update more than one computer with the update disc? "
You can use the one disk, but a new licence and key will be needed for each additional computer, you may be able to buy additional licences from Microsoft.
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05 Jun 2009   #17
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Well I always used a Windows 98 Upgrade disc to install Windows XP Pro/Home Upgrade (don't know why but it worked).

Anyways, all I need is the disc yes? Because I have a retail disc with Windows Vista Home Premium - Ultimate on it lol.
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05 Jun 2009   #18
Jonmor68

Vista Home Premium & Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
Well I always used a Windows 98 Upgrade disc to install Windows XP Pro/Home Upgrade (don't know why but it worked).

Anyways, all I need is the disc yes? Because I have a retail disc with Windows Vista Home Premium - Ultimate on it lol.
That method of upgrading was stopped with the release of Vista.
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05 Jun 2009   #19
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonmor68 View Post
That method of upgrading was stopped with the release of Vista.
No, I think it still works. Some one needs to test it here.....

~Lordbob
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05 Jun 2009   #20
holo88

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

i refuse to stick that abortion on my computer. even if it is only for 20 minutes.
vista, in its purely satanic form, can break things with it's shear will.

looks like I'm buying the full version.
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