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BRANDONN2008

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Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« on: October 26, 2009, 03:51:53 AM »
Because I'm a college student, I can get Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for only $30. I thought it was the full version until I checked the offer further. I have Vista already and can upgrade it, but if I need to format my hard drive for some reason, or for when I get a new hard drive, is there any way to install it from scratch?

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 03:57:05 AM »
No, you will need the full version for that.
But don't start to cry (yet), there is another solution.
Upgrade, install all drivers etc, than create a image of your drive.
If you ever need/want to start from "scratch" again, use the image.

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 04:23:32 AM »
@ BrandonN2008

Dont let Eddy's advice stop you as you have the oportunity to upgrade for a real inexpensive price.

Save all of your important information to CD or USP Flash drive.

Read:
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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BRANDONN2008

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 04:36:19 AM »
Huh, so basically I could possibly perform a clean install, and if doesn't work, I can upgrade from the unactivated windows 7 and it will trick it to thinking I'm upgrading from an older Windows?

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 05:01:31 AM »
Next Wednesday my pension comes in and I am going to purchase a new hard drive plus Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade and do the upgrade so I will better be able to answer questions.

I am going to back up all my important data onto a USB Flash stick then I will install the new hard drive as primary with the old drive as secondary.

Total cost about $200 plus tax.

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 06:26:51 AM »
Hey Brandon, This will tell you exactly how to do it. I used Method #2 With Windows 7 and Method #3 when I was using Vista.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 06:36:38 AM by Marc57 »
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BRANDONN2008

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 04:57:27 PM »
I'll give these a try when I get a blank HDD. Do you think Microsoft will try to update Windows and stop people from doing this or can they pretty much do nothing about it?

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 05:00:57 PM »
I don't think they'll do anything, The double install trick was available in Vista from day one and it still works.
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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2009, 01:53:18 PM »
sign up to studentSpark and get w7 for free

or msdn like I did, 3 months ago  :D

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Re: Question About Windows 7 Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2009, 02:17:28 PM »
delete, thanks  ;)
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