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Windows 7 Full vs. Upgrade


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#1 CHansohn

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 10:13 AM

I have been looking around and whats the difference between windows 7 full and upgrade? the upgrade has you do a clean install when upgrading from XP and the full has you do a clean install. does this mean I could buy the upgrade save about $70 instead of the full for my new system?

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 11:07 AM

Wordy Discussion.

I believe that the post by iakot sums it up.

<<does this mean I could buy the upgrade save about $70 instead of the full for my new system?>>

Yes, provided you meet the requirements for purchase/use of an upgrade version.

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 01:44 PM

I read the forum and article. Since I am building a new Windows computer to replace my old one I would be able to use the upgrade even thought I am not using any part of the old computer? like the upgrade disk won't check the HDD for a valid old windows install?

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 05:28 PM

For what it's worth, I installed the Windows 7 Home Premium upgarde disk on a clean hard drive and it did not even ask for any previous copy of Windows, even though I had I did have the disks, the installation went flawlessly. :huh:

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

A number of users have reported clean installs from upgrade versions of Win 7...without any evidence of a previous version of Windows.

It seems to be a crapshoot.

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 10:45 PM

yea I just decided that I'll go with the full install just to be safe. wouldn't want to invoke the wrath of microsoft. knowing my luck they would wait till finals week.

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