System rebuild!

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by jarsc, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. jarsc

    jarsc New Member

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    Hey all,
    I have just had to purchase a new system as my old trusted system capitulated, well certain parts of it did! Obviously spending hard earned cash on replacing broken components on an already dated set-up would have been foolish to say the least, so I have therefore purchased a completely new set up.
    Now, my question is. I was running Windows 7 Home Premium, which I had upgraded from Windows Xp Home edition. They are both retail products ie: not OEM and I have both the discs and both of the product keys, does this mean I can install them onto my new system without any problems regarding activation?

    Thank you for your kind replies in advance

    Jarsc
     
  2. patcooke

    patcooke Microsoft MVP
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    Should be no problem. You might be required to confirm that the installation is on one system only.
     
  3. Drew

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    I'm a little baffled why you say "them". Just install 7.

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  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    If you do just install an upgrade version of Windows 7 and it can be re-activated without XP, would you let us know. That has been a question I have been wondering about. Maybe Drew has personal experience.
     
  5. Drew

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    Allow me to clarify...

    One can change the OS in their computer from XP to Windows 7 and (may) call it or refer to it as 'upgrade' BUT, unlike going from Vista to Windows 7 which, can be done as an actual "Upgrade (path) Install", XP cannot be done that way; there is, in fact, no upgrade path, per se, from XP to 7. Ergo, in this person's scenario, since a clean, fresh, "Custom Install" is required, anyway, there is no point to installing XP (again, 1st) only to have it wiped out/off when moving to 7. When XP is on a machine already, sure but, now, putting XP back in 1st serves no purpose. Just put 7 in @ the onset, using its Key & if necessary, when Activating, phone in, explain & maybe will be necessary to give MS the (old) XP Key, as well.

    I trust this makes more sense out of what I had said, initially.

    Cheers,
    Drew
     

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