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Upgrade from Vista

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#1 arthurknight


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:46 PM

I have Vista Ultimate which has problems which I think require re-format and start over. Question - W7 - can I just buy 'upgrade' and insert old Vista disc as proof of ownership as we were able to do in past years? Or do I have to re-install Vista and then install W7? Or should I bite the MS bullet and buy full version of W7?

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:11 AM

The Windows 7 Upgrade disc will know that there is a previous installation of Windows, and will allow you to install Windows 7. There is no need to reinstall Vista or buy the full retail version of Windows 7.

You can do a clean install using upgrade media instead of an upgrade (I don't recommend upgrades).

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 10:54 AM

Not sure, but my upgrade disk does a search of the system for XP/Vista...not sure that entering the media works with Win 7.

Since I have XP on one hard drive and installed Win 7 on a different drive, I had no hiccups.

FWIW: I bought a family pack upgrade, currently using 32-bit Win 7.


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