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Ace H
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Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

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Philip_Yip
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RE: Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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ieee488
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RE: Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

I am not sure what you mean by OEM version.

If you mean just buy a Dell Windows 7 Home DVD on eBay and help yourself to a "free" upgrade, the answer is no.

You will need to buy http://www.amazon.com/ss/customer-reviews/B00LG0K4MM

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Ace H
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RE: Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

I saw your link on Amazon.com a few days ago, but that version says it "cannot be used to directly upgrade from an older Operating system"  "Requires a clean install...".  I don't want to do a clean install.

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ieee488
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RE: Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

A clean install is always best.

If you are not sure about that product then buy the more expensive one and follow these steps

http://www.cnet.com/how-to/upgrade-windows-vista-to-windows-7/

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