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Going to format drive - can I install 7 from an upgrade disc?

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Hey - I'm selling my laptop to my friend and I'm going to format my drive. The thing is I got it with vista and then I received an upgrade to windows 7.

Do I have to install Vista first and then upgrade to 7, or should I be able to go strait to 7 from the upgrade disc. Or - could I use the windows 7 disc that I got with my sig rig to install it on my laptop?
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You can use an upgrade disk to install Windows 7 clean, though with the product # you have to have Windows Vista previously installed.
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As long as it is a x64 version if you want x64 and vice versa just choose custom install and it will work. You can't install x64 windows 7 with a 32 bit upgrade disc as I found out.
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you should be able to use the window 7 to install and use the license with your 7 upgrade.
    
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Thank you guys, + rep
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