student-offer "upgrade" question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by jeken, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. jeken

    jeken New Member

    Oct 20, 2009
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    hi ho !
    I'm new here and my english aint the best since its not my mother tongue. so pls forgive
    my bad english, hope you'll understand my questions anyway

    i am a student and like to take advantage of this cool offer of M for students regarding Windows 7
    currently i run : Vista Ultimate, 32 Bit
    my question is : can i order Windows 7, Home Professional, 64 bit, and do a clean install
    on my PC with this new OS ? I am aware that this will kill my old Vista, but that is fine for me.
    Or do i have to install a 32 bit version of Win 7 ?
    How does Win 7 check if i have a win Vista installed atm ? or doesnt it check ?
    i am confused by this "upgrade" terminus..
    may be you can help me.! thx a lot
    another question that just came up: after upgrading to Win 7, am i allowed to use my old Vista
    on a different PC ?
    thx mates

  2. justjules

    justjules New Member

    May 16, 2009
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    Hi Jenkin, yes if you want to go down the 64bit path you can clean install and if you do this I dont see why your old OS cannot be used on another machine. If you upgrade from Vista ie when it is running i'm not so sure. I would suggest that you purchase another Hard Drive and dual boot your system ie have both Win7 and Vista and you can have a 64bit Win7 dual booting with a 32bit Vista.
    PS your English is fine.
    Good luck


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