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I am eligible and got the link to a $30 price on Win7 Pro. Awesome!

Problem is, it says that it's an upgrade. I assume this is opposed to the "full" thing.

So does this mean I can't buy it and then use it on my system I'll be building tomorrow?
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Yes, buy it and use the custom installation choice. Don't put the key in during installation though, just click next when it comes to that. Put the key in after installation. If it still doesn't work, then just do the automated Microsoft phone activation. It will work.
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Yeah, upgrade version will work fine. I got Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade for $10 from my college, lol.
     
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if it dosent work is only 1 small registry key to change, I got mine a few month ago
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I get windows for free through my moms friend whos an IT
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So how do you get these windows 7 discounts?
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To use an upgrade license, you are required to have an existing Windows license that is eligible for upgrade. Even though you can install the upgrade version, that old license is still technically reserved and tied to the upgrade install.
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Originally Posted by UNCMan View Post
I am eligible and got the link to a $30 price on Win7 Pro. Awesome!

Problem is, it says that it's an upgrade. I assume this is opposed to the "full" thing.

So does this mean I can't buy it and then use it on my system I'll be building tomorrow?
Do a clean install and then use method 2.

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/...-upgrade-media
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