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Just get the upgrade. The upgrade does ecerything the full can do. If you dont believe me just google "clean install with upgrade".

*W4LNUT5 Note: Yes it can be done, but no it shouldn't be recommended on OCN. A prior license is required by the EULA for the upgrade to be valid (for the MS lawyers anyway). *
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Remember, as a student you can get a large discount for Windows 7 Upgrade Media. You have to have an EDU address.

I think it is $12.99 for my wife to buy it (Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit)

Edit: I spoke to Microsoft about the "Clean Upgrade" a while back and they actually did not care. They had no issues with it. I was surprised.

Not trying to violate OCN ToS with my comments.
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 3/28/12 at 5:41pm
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post #13 of 37
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Just get the upgrade. The upgrade does ecerything the full can do. If you dont believe me just google "clean install with upgrade".
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Originally Posted by Biscuits_N_Gravy View Post

Remember, as a student you can get a large discount for Windows 7 Upgrade Media. You have to have an EDU address.
I think it is $12.99 for my wife to buy it (Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit)
Edit: I spoke to Microsoft about the "Clean Upgrade" a while back and they actually did not care. They had no issues with it. I was surprised.
Not trying to violate OCN ToS with my comments.

The clean install falls into a gray area. The person you speak to on the phone isn't one of Microsoft's lawyers, who could have a different opinion entirely. Ultimately the guide on this is to look at the EULA, since you technically don't own the software but merely a license to use the software. In order to use the upgrade, it's supposed to upgrade your license to the version you purchased the upgrade for. It's hard to upgrade your license if you never had one in the first place, which was the intended purpose of the upgrade version.

Yes it can be done quite easily, no it's not legit according to the EULA, and thus I have to be against it. I don't mind friendly discussions on the matter to clear up the confusion, as Windows licensing was never straight forward or very ironclad (as you can tell by the phone activation :/). I've spent far more time reading the EULA than I thought I'd care to.
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I've purchased several peices of software (including two win7 64bits) from wholesalesoftwareprovider.com

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Originally Posted by W4LNUT5 View Post

The clean install falls into a gray area. The person you speak to on the phone isn't one of Microsoft's lawyers, who could have a different opinion entirely. Ultimately the guide on this is to look at the EULA, since you technically don't own the software but merely a license to use the software. In order to use the upgrade, it's supposed to upgrade your license to the version you purchased the upgrade for. It's hard to upgrade your license if you never had one in the first place, which was the intended purpose of the upgrade version.
Yes it can be done quite easily, no it's not legit according to the EULA, and thus I have to be against it. I don't mind friendly discussions on the matter to clear up the confusion, as Windows licensing was never straight forward or very ironclad (as you can tell by the phone activation :/). I've spent far more time reading the EULA than I thought I'd care to.

Most definitely a grey area. smile.gif
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If you are a US college student, you should be able to get a free copy of windows. Talk to your campus IT about it.
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I've purchased several peices of software (including two win7 64bits) from wholesalesoftwareprovider.com
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drool.gif https://wholesalesoftwareprovider.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=2

https://wholesalesoftwareprovider.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=4

Can anyone else verify this is real?

EDIT: come on, this is hard to believe https://wholesalesoftwareprovider.com/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=16
Edited by Sevada88 - 3/28/12 at 6:17pm
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The clean install falls into a gray area. The person you speak to on the phone isn't one of Microsoft's lawyers, who could have a different opinion entirely. Ultimately the guide on this is to look at the EULA, since you technically don't own the software but merely a license to use the software. In order to use the upgrade, it's supposed to upgrade your license to the version you purchased the upgrade for. It's hard to upgrade your license if you never had one in the first place, which was the intended purpose of the upgrade version.
Yes it can be done quite easily, no it's not legit according to the EULA, and thus I have to be against it. I don't mind friendly discussions on the matter to clear up the confusion, as Windows licensing was never straight forward or very ironclad (as you can tell by the phone activation :/). I've spent far more time reading the EULA than I thought I'd care to.

I have a legit copy of XP Full, Vista upgrade and Windows 7 upgrade. When I get a new HD or SSD I refuse to have to install two operating systems. Using the edit registry method eliminates the process and saves me time.
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its legit. its where i bought my copy of W7 Ultimate and office 2010.
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Wait... WUT?! (this is real?)
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