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Upgraded from Vista to 7 Pro

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#1 RbtCmpt


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 08:52 PM

I got my desktop with Vista. Paid for a legitimate copy of 7 Pro. Just want to make sure there won't be any snags.


I read at Forbes that we can register a copy of 10 before July 29, but don't have to use it. It mentioned that a few times, with no explanation. Sign in process is majorly malfunctioning there, so no opp to comment.

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#2 TheTripleDeuce


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 08:58 PM

im not even sure your pc may support windows 10 to be honest, but what they mean is that you can essentially reserve yourself a free copy of windows 10 but I believe the copy has to be activated before july 29th on a pc as opposed to just obtaining a key and keeping it on a shelf somewhere. but once you install windows 10 on the pc there is nothing stopping you from then formatting back to windows 7


this link will help explain how to check if your PC supports windows 10 as well as help explain the process of the upgrade


#3 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:31 PM

You can buy a new hard drive and then use to download and activate Windows 10. After that you can unplug the new hard drive. It is a quick easy way to accomplish what you want.


Before you do that, post your specs so that we can make sure that you can run Windows 10.


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 01:46 PM

Rocky, your way is easier than maintaining two full OS images on external media; unless loads of data is "underneath" the OS [on the same partition].

"Take care of thy backups and thy restores shall take care of thee."  -- Ben Franklin revisited.


Backup, backup, backup! -- Lady Fitzgerald (w7forums)

Clone or Image often! Backup... -- RockE (WSL)

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