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So tomorrow I'm getting my new SSD in the mail to replace my current one.
My question is, since I haven't done this in a while is how do I install Windows 7 on the new SSD with the upgrade disc?

Am I doomed to installing Windows XP then upgrading from there? The thing that bothers me now is I've done this before when I bought my first SSD and I can't remember how i did it, I don't remember it being troublesome but when I saw "upgrade" on my windows 7 copy, I was like " oh crap".

I will have 4 HDD installed total after the new one is added. Just wondering if I will run into trouble.

Thanks!
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I re-installed windows 7 with my upgrade disc perfectly fine. You will not have to re-install an older version of windows first, at least I did not have to.
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I re-installed windows 7 with my upgrade disc perfectly fine. You will not have to re-install an older version of windows first, at least I did not have to.

Ah, good to know. To make this worse is I found my original XP Pro disc that I bought before but I don't know where the serial key is, lol. I'm glad I don't have to worry though. If anything, I was just thinking it would ask me to pop in my retail XP Pro for verification.
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same here, fresh installed windows 7 on my ssd with the upgrade disc
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Read my guide in my sig, it will help you install perfectly. smile.gif
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Clean install w\upgrade disk is hit or miss... atleast that is how it is for me...
Bought Upgrade edition of win7 HP not realizing it as I was in a rush to get home from walmart.
Performed my clean install, everything went great.... A few months later I had to re-install and when I went through the process again, I could not activate the clean install with the upgrade key... Had to re-install vista to upgrade it. grrrrrr A few months later..... I said to hell with this and bought win7 ultimate full retail.
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Clean install w\upgrade disk is hit or miss... atleast that is how it is for me...
Bought Upgrade edition of win7 HP not realizing it as I was in a rush to get home from walmart.
Performed my clean install, everything went great.... A few months later I had to re-install and when I went through the process again, I could not activate the clean install with the upgrade key... Had to re-install vista to upgrade it. grrrrrr A few months later..... I said to hell with this and bought win7 ultimate full retail.

That kind of makes sense considering you did a clean install without EVER upgrading from your previous OS, if i am reading your post correctly. If you upgrade from xp/vista or whatever, THEN you want to do a clean install at a later time you should have 0 problems.
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So tomorrow I'm getting my new SSD in the mail to replace my current one.
My question is, since I haven't done this in a while is how do I install Windows 7 on the new SSD with the upgrade disc?
Am I doomed to installing Windows XP then upgrading from there? The thing that bothers me now is I've done this before when I bought my first SSD and I can't remember how i did it, I don't remember it being troublesome but when I saw "upgrade" on my windows 7 copy, I was like " oh crap".
I will have 4 HDD installed total after the new one is added. Just wondering if I will run into trouble.
Thanks!


You don't have to install Windows XP first. You can save yourself the hassle by going to method 2 of http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media
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