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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

15 Jun 2013   #430
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you, but that's ok. Just the tutorial being able to help is thanks enough.


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15 Jun 2013   #431
ichifish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on MBP 2011
 
 

Just like superman...
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24 Jun 2013   #432
foxmetal

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi, after having read your tutorial and your links to the other threads, I still have a question about the qualified previous version of windows. Everything refers to having XP or Vista but I can't find an answer to my particular setup.

I have an Asus laptop that came factory installed with Win7 Home Premium 64 bit. I later bought an upgrade copy to Win7 Ulimate and used it on said laptop. The old HDD is failing and I now want to install a SSD in the laptop and do a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate 64 bit. The laptop still has the Certificate of Authenticity for Home Prem sticker, that has the product key, on the bottom but no restore disks. I still have the ultimate upgrade disks with the product key.

So, my question is, is this a legal setup to use the steps in your tutorial? I just want to make sure its legal for me to do.

Thanks for any help you can give and for creating the thread in the first place.
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24 Jun 2013   #433
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello foxmetal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you will be able to legally do a clean install with your Windows 7 Ultimate since you do own a qualifying Windows 7 Home Premium that you originally upgraded from.
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24 Jun 2013   #434
foxmetal

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you very much for the quick response. I had a feeling that I would be alright, but I wanted to make sure.
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24 Jun 2013   #435
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. If you have any questions or issues, then please feel free to ask.
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27 Jul 2013   #436
Metalman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Windows 8 Pro 64-bit with Media Center
 
 

Thank You! Worked great.
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28 Jul 2013   #437
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Curious, will this method also work with a Win 8 Upgrade DVD?
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28 Jul 2013   #438
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Curious, will this method also work with a Win 8 Upgrade DVD?
Hello Gary,

It should, but I would recommend using the tutorial below for Windows 8 instead.


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28 Jul 2013   #439
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, your comments and John's confused me on that.
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