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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

10 Feb 2011   #180
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Hi Brink...
Good to know your still taking care of things here...

I used my windows 7 upgrade disc to do a clean install the other day and it said I had to install Vista first. Does this mean I can't do a clean install anymore?

Scrub that I just read the tutorial properly...

Cheers mate...


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10 Feb 2011   #181
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Runckle,

It's good to hear from you.

What type of Windows 7 Upgrade disc is it?

If it's a retail copy, then you should be able to using Option One and/or Option Three.
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10 Feb 2011   #182
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Runckle,

It's good to hear from you.

What type of Windows 7 Upgrade disc is it?

If it's a retail copy, then you should be able to using Option One and/or Option Three.

It's actually a retail. But, I just red the article on the update probs and wonder if it's really worth it. Once you have upgraded from Vista and then use a backup the problem is solved. Is it not?
What's 'wrong' with just upgrading from Vista? Is there to much 'fallout' left on the OS?
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10 Feb 2011   #183
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Runckle,

There's nothing wrong with doing a normal upgrade install from Vista to Windows 7 if you wanted to keep most of everything from your Vista installation in the Windows 7 installation.

It's just usually less problematic doing a clean install if you have something from the Vista installation causing some sort of issue. That's all.
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10 Feb 2011   #184
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Runckle,

There's nothing wrong with doing a normal upgrade install from Vista to Windows 7 if you wanted to keep most of everything from your Vista installation in the Windows 7 installation.

It's just usually less problematic doing a clean install if you have something from the Vista installation causing some sort of issue. That's all.
It might seem I was 'being funny' Brink But, I wasn't...Sorry if I caused offence..
I really am not like that!

It's the way I write because I'm not that literate...
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10 Feb 2011   #185
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh, I didn't think you were being funny or offensive at all. No worries mate.

Sorry, if my reply made you think that.
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10 Feb 2011   #186
TKNorris

Win XP Pro
 
 

Brink, Thank you very much for your quick response and good information - sounds like the way to go! (I don't know where I got the name Shawn? Excuse my ignorance)
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10 Feb 2011   #187
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Tom.

You had it right though. It's Shawn Brink.
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04 Mar 2011   #188
Crazypete96

Vista home basic 32 bit
 
 

Looking at buying the Family Pack 3 license upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. I have a newly built desktop that has not had an OS. Are the Family Pack DVDs bootable discs? Or do I need a boot disk?
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04 Mar 2011   #189
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pete,

Yes, you will be able to do a clean install as in the tutorial with your upgrade Family Pack Windows 7 installation disc. It's the same as a retail copy of Windows 7, except that you can install and activate the Family Pack on 3 separate computers.
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