When support for XP ended I wanted to know if my older Dell would run Windows 7. After running the advisor I determined it would but I would have to track down a couple of drivers.
A friend offered up his Windows 7 disk and I installed it on a fairly small partition (30 GB) on a 80 Gb storage drive. Except for activating because his license is of course in use I have run it with no problems for the past couple of weeks.
Now I have purchased my own copy.
I want to install it on a partition on the same drive that XP is on because it is a bit roomier (Xp first then 7), I will also keep XP as there are some programs/software that I have purchased that I do not wat to buy again.
My question is what do I do about his Windows 7? Do I just install mine on my partion and format the partition his is on for it to go away? Do I get rid of his first?
The copy I purchased is an OEM, his is full version. Can I use his for the install BUT use my code? It's my understanding that the full versions have more bells and whistles when it comes to drivers. Or does it not matter?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.