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Do I need Windows 7 Full or Update?


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#1 VenomV

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

TITLE HAS A TYPO IT SHOULD SAY UPGRADE INSTEAD OR UPDATE. :huh:


I have a genuine copy of Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 OEM (Does OEM have to do with anything? Will it prevent me from using upgrade?) In fact I still have the CD and the Case it came with.

So do I need Full or Upgrade?

And How do I install it onto my PC, Do I first format my hard drive or do I just put the cd in and install?

BTW

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor refuses to work with XP Pro x64 and I found a away around it. If anyone needs help just tell me and I will post it.

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#2 Fred_H

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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:10 AM

TITLE HAS A TYPO IT SHOULD SAY UPGRADE INSTEAD OR UPDATE. :huh:


I have a genuine copy of Windows XP Pro 64bit SP2 OEM (Does OEM have to do with anything? Will it prevent me from using upgrade?) In fact I still have the CD and the Case it came with.

So do I need Full or Upgrade?

>>> OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) means that the producer of the hardware has got a special price on bundling the op.sys. with the machine. You might be able to upgrade on the same machine, but not on another. (At least not with the same CD-KEY.)

And How do I install it onto my PC, Do I first format my hard drive or do I just put the cd in and install?

>>> Windows 7 demands a bootable disk or partition. So if you have XP installed on C, you can do a clean install on C from the CD. You can just put the cd in and install. Windows will do the job for you. (Formatting/loosing all data. You have to do a backup yyourselve.)

BTW

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor refuses to work with XP Pro x64 and I found a away around it. If anyone needs help just tell me and I will post it.






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