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Windows 7: Upgrade from Vista 32 bit busines to W7 Pro

09 Jan 2015   #1

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Upgrade from Vista 32 bit busines to W7 Pro

My daughters laptop is a Dell E6500 with Vista 32 bit that has always run less than ideal. I want to upgrade to W7 Pro. I want to completely delete the Dell OS and install fresh. To do this will I need a full retail disk or an upgrade disk? The disk that came with the Dell does not include an activation key as it is a "reinstallation disk". Thanks for any help.

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09 Jan 2015   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

You probably couldn't find a retail Windows 7 nowadays even if you wanted to.

You can buy an OEM Win 7 easily and do a clean install with it. You'll get a new Product Key with it.
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