upgrade question

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by rkirby, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. rkirby

    rkirby Senior Member

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    I am running Vista Ultimate and I am thing about upgrading to Windows 7 Home Preminum. My question is, if I want to do a clean install say a year after I install Windows 7 can I just install Windows 7 or do I have to install Vista first. I never have upgraded before. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. bobkn

    bobkn New Member

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    You won't be permitted to upgrade-in-place Vista Ultimate to Win7 Home Premium. Your only choice would be a custom (clean) install.

    Are you buying an upgrade license for Win7? The detailed requirements for running the upgrade have not been published yet, as far as I know. I have read some claims that an upgrade DVD will have to be launched from an *activated* copy of a qualifying OS. (This is similar to Vista, except that Vista did require the qualifying OS to be activated.)

    In other words, if you wanted to clean install Win7 to a blank hard drive using an upgrade license, you *may* have to install, and activate, Vista first. I hope that those details are exposed before 22 October.
     
  3. rkirby

    rkirby Senior Member

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    Thanks

    I want to thank everyone for there reply to my upgrade question.
    Have a great day,
    rkirby:)
     

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