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I have important files on this hard drive should i install windows to a new one then plug this one in after?

yes..make sure the old drive is not plugged in when you install windows biggrin.gif
 
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post #42 of 44
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His serial is for an upgrade copy. So if he downloads the upgrade version yes it will work. For the upgrade disc you "technically" need a previous OS, which there are ways around, but I am not posting it unless it is not against the ToS

i dont think its against TOS...ill tell him...with the upgrade copy of windows 7 it "technically" need a previous OS so u can install windows 7 and when it comes to the screen of upgrade or custom click custom, after you finish installing it boot from the same cd again and install it all over again but instead hit upgrade this time and not custom this way it will see that u already had a OS already
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i dont think its against TOS...ill tell him...with the upgrade copy of windows 7 it "technically" need a previous OS so u can install windows 7 and when it comes to the screen of upgrade or custom click custom, after you finish installing it boot from the same cd again and install it all over again but instead hit upgrade this time and not custom this way it will see that u already had a OS already

This.

Literally just take your upgrade disc, and install it twice. Don't input the KEY the first time, just the second.

or

Go here and use option 3.

if for some reason it doesn't activate use the active by phone option. it is automated so it is fairly simple.
     
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i actually upgraded from XP and all you have to is install it and then use the phone activation. it's automated and you input 5 numbers then it spits back out 5 numbers, etc. and it gives you a clean activation.

it takes a little bit and you have to use your phone, but it might be quicker than doing the double install.

and btw i am psyched that i actually helped someone on this site, i always felt like i would never know enough to give anything more than opinions about products.
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