wind_arc
1 Copper

upgrade or full?

I was thinking about buying windows 7 but from what i can tell on the page it makes think what's the differance between the upgrade or full version.Can some one please answer this 'cause it's confusing.

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dallascowboyswo
4 Ruthenium

Re: upgrade or full?

If you buy the upgrade version you must have a previous copy ot XP or Vista installed on your computer to load it. If you buy the full version no previous Operating system is needed and you can do a clean install of Windows 7.

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Xelkos
3 Argentium

Re: upgrade or full?

Both the 32 bit and the 64 bit OS are on the Windows 7 media now.

If you upgrade from Vista (32 bit) , it will only upgrade to Windows 7 (32 bit). Same for Vista (64 bit), it will upgrade to Windows 7 (64 bit).
Cannot go from a Vista (32 bit) to a Win7 (64 bit), or vice versa. (It's been asked a lot in other forums.)

So the upgrade means it needs a previous version of Vista installed to upgrade  to Windows 7.

* In theory, you could image your Vista Installation with True Image or Ghost, and upgrade to Windows 7, then recover the Vista partition to another partition or hard drive, use a boot manager program editor, and boot both OS'.

 

The alternate is to purchase the full version and install where and how you want without the hassle.

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wind_arc
1 Copper

Re: upgrade or full?

So then i have to have the full version to do a clean install on windos xp.Is that right? or will the upgrade do the same thing?

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wind_arc
1 Copper

Re: upgrade or full?

never mind, i found out that even the the upgrade version of windows 7 will do a clean install on windows xp computer.

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