I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 Upgrade
and installed it about a year ago. It detected my Vista installation but I reformatted and did a clean install. It activated no problem.
I now want to wipe my Hard drive and start fresh...but I have an important question.
Will my upgrade license key allow me to reinstall Windows 7 without putting Vista back on the computer first? I want to do a clean install. I understand that Upgrade keys need to "see" a previous Windows version in the setup program before you re-format the drive.
But, this is the second
install of Win7; wouldn't the setup detect that I have an installed copy of Windows 7 before I format?
Looking for definitive answers....remember, I want to do a clean install
(ie: no Windows.old folder)