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Standard User McGill_2010
(newbie) Sun 25-Nov-12 15:05:40
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Windows 7


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i currently have windows 7 upgrade media which means anytime i want to reinstall 7 i have to install xp then upgrade.

what i want to know is if i buy this http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=asc_df_B00...

will it eliminate the need to install xp before upgrading to 7, also my computers a custom built machine

Niall
Standard User AEP
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 25-Nov-12 15:14:28
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Re: Windows 7


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That seems a lot of money to spend to avoid the slight inconvenience of having to install XP and then upgrade to a clean 7 install. Be aware that you won't be able to use the OEM version on more than one PC, so if you upgrade your hardware significantly then you'll have to buy another copy.
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 25-Nov-12 15:25:08
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^What AEP says.

You would be wiser just buying Windows 8 digital download for £25 and jumping from XP to 8!

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Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sun 25-Nov-12 18:39:36
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Re: Windows 7


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No you don't
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Standard User Desmond
(sensei) Sun 25-Nov-12 19:37:47
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The upgrade media will allow you to install without putting XP on first. What you may have an issue with is activation. As far as I'm aware the 7 installer checks the disk for a previous installation before doing anything else so so long as there is an existing activated installation on the disk of XP or 7 with the same serial as you use for the new install when you boot from the upgrade DVD it just works even if you delete the partition or reformat the disk while installing. It will also do the same if you insert the disk when booted from the old install and then launch the Windows installer from it. The install will work even on a clean disk, but you may end up talking to someone in India (and quoting the serial of the XP you are upgrading) to get it actvated.

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Standard User martinsq
(regular) Sun 25-Nov-12 22:25:28
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Standard User Chrysalis
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 26-Nov-12 12:28:58
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Re: Windows 7


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In reply to a post by McGill_2010:
i currently have windows 7 upgrade media which means anytime i want to reinstall 7 i have to install xp then upgrade.

what i want to know is if i buy this http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=asc_df_B00...

will it eliminate the need to install xp before upgrading to 7, also my computers a custom built machine

Niall


answer yes
Standard User broadband66
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 27-Nov-12 10:14:22
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I had Vista and received a free upgrade disc to Win 7. After a hard drive issue I replaced the same and used the upgrade disc only to reinstall Win 7.

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