Upgrading on different computers question.

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  1. mattmister00

    mattmister00 New Member

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    Hey everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my problem so here it is:
    I have three computers, two are running windows xp and the third (my new one) is running the windows build 7100 only.
    My question is, if i buy the windows 7 professional upgrade for 124 dollars (Canadian), can i do a clean install of it on my new computer using the xp key from one of the old ones?

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. busydog

    busydog New Member

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    Not Sure....

    Don't know about the 25-digit code working but the XP Install Disk should work.
     
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    mattmister00 New Member

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    Okay i just looked around my desk and i found my windows xp meida centre edition service pack two case, it has two cds in it, would these work for an upgrade?
     
  4. busydog

    busydog New Member

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    The first disk should satisfy the requirements for an upgrade.
     
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    mattmister00 New Member

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    Thank you very much; your awesome :D If anyone else has further comments or support his answer please post. Oh and i don't know if it matters but the cds say "for distribution with a new MDG pc only"
     
  6. Radenight

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    You can still do a clean install without the XP key.. ;) You just need to use this little trick:

    http://windows7forums.com/windows-7-discussion/8123-info-regarding-upgrade-media.html

    That will allow you to perform a clean install then Upgrade that clean install all by using the Windows 7 Pro Upgrade your going to buy.. :)
     

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