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#1 doncota25

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 03:55 PM

I want to install windows 7 ultimate on two of my home computers. One laptop and one desktop. I beleive they are both running windows xp home right now. They are both extremely slow and since I have windows 7 ultimate I would like to back up my files (there are not a lot) and start over. Is this a difficult process? And can you offer any directions or advice?

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:15 PM

I want to install windows 7 ultimate on two of my home computers. One laptop and one desktop. I beleive they are both running windows xp home right now. They are both extremely slow and since I have windows 7 ultimate I would like to back up my files (there are not a lot) and start over. Is this a difficult process? And can you offer any directions or advice?


Are you asking is it okay to install the same license on two different machines?


Windows activation won't allow it, it is considered as pirating software.

Correct me if I misunderstood your question.
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Posted 17 May 2010 - 04:19 PM

No I purchased the software or I'm just not sure of the procedure. I mainly bought it for my laptop which runs very slow and I just thought I could give it a fresh start but am not sure of exactly where to start. I want to completely remove xp and start from scratch.

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Posted 17 May 2010 - 05:31 PM

You have product key inside the box it will have two user or 3user on it if you can use it on more than one computer, else have a one user licence that can only be installed on one computer legally and be activated.

You will need at least 1GB of ram for 32-bit install and 2GB for 64-bit install.

You will need to clean install windows 7 from xp. But before doing that download the windows 7 upgrade advisor and run it download any drivers for your hardware and updates for programs that you are wishing to use with windows 7 and are not compatable at present and copy them to a cd/dvd.

I use acronis true image 2010 for backup you can download a 30 day trial from their site backup all your data music, video etc onto an external hard drive or cd/dvd.

The latest drivers for your hardware and updates for programs that came preinstalled can be found on manufacturers website best to check there first to make sure the manufacturer supports windows 7 for your model you are intending to upgrade.
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