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#1 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 12:42 PM

Based on this topic here per Post#1:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/79852/how-to-perform-a-clean-vista-install-using-a-vista-upgrade-product-key/

Can I do the same thing with Windows 7?

Would this permit me to perform a clean install of 7 using Upgrade Media on a Hard Drive with no operating system installed?

Note, that I own a genuine licensed copy of Vista, but want to wipe the drive clean and install 7 OUTSIDE of Windows (ie: booting from the DVD).

I welcome your thoughts... :huh:

Edited by I_am_CanadianEh?, 14 October 2009 - 12:45 PM.


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#2 Izzy

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:56 AM

Not normally would you be able to clean install with an upgrade version but according to the article here: http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/pa...rk-exactly.aspx it says if you have a qualifying version of windows, you can use the upgrade version to clean install by selecting the custom install option.

#3 I_am_CanadianEh?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:36 AM

Not normally would you be able to clean install with an upgrade version but according to the article here: http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/pa...rk-exactly.aspx it says if you have a qualifying version of windows, you can use the upgrade version to clean install by selecting the custom install option.


I guess then the million dollar question is:
Can I boot from the DVD for a clean install or do I need to do this within Windows (ie: w Vista running) and it will give me the option to do a clean install?

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 02:55 PM

Probably not as it may need to detect a previous windows, the installation should have an option for clean installing. I can't say for sure as I haven't installed the new windows yet.




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