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Licence For Windows 7


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#1 madang

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

This coming October, I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7. But I'm still in doubt about the legality regarding the licence for Windows 7. Are the genuine users of Vista be given a valid licence of W7?

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#2 Mysterysgames

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 07:25 PM

There is no general answer to this as it depends on different factors (e.g. date of purchase of your Vista, your manufacturer etc.). This is what Microsoft says officially about this "Windows 7 Upgrade Option":

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade-faq.aspx

Edited by Mysterysgames, 14 July 2009 - 07:27 PM.


#3 bandaid1968

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 07:38 AM

i would imagine every os be it an upgrade or oem will have a product key for you enter upon installation just like all previous os's and you will have to activate it just like in the past microsoft will provide you with that product key if that is what you are asking.

Edited by bandaid1968, 15 July 2009 - 07:38 AM.


#4 groovicus

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 02:02 PM

@madang, maybe I am misunderstanding your question, but are you under the impression that you will be able to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 for free? That only applies if you are wanting to buy a computer now. Check the links from Mysterygames. They explain it perfectly.




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