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Hello OCN,

I just started my Bachelor's Degree online and was given Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade for free from the school. I currently run XP and read in the schools website that all I will need to do is a clean install.
Is this true?

Thank you for your time
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Yes, you need to do a clean install. You can only upgrade to 7 within Windows from Windows Vista.
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Windows XP > Upgrade to Vista > Upgrade to 7
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Only from vista huh?....hmmm. Anyway around this? I do not have access to vista.
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Even Vista isn't an in-place upgrade. You'd do the same thing to upgrade to Vista as you would with Windows 7. You have to load the disk at boot and choose Custom Install. It will find the files you had with the old OS and add them to a folder called windows.old.

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Only from vista huh?....hmmm. Anyway around this? I do not have access to vista.
Either way, a way around it is to run the installation as a clean install with the Win7 upgrade disc, don't add the key yet, do an in-place upgrade within Windows, then add the key this time. Pretty easy.
Edited by returned4good - 3/1/11 at 4:21pm
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