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Sorry been a long time since I was running XP and I cant remember this?

Can you just get an upgrade cope of Windows 7 and do this? I read that you have to do a clean install? I would do that anyways.

Any help would be great!
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post #2 of 8
There is no straight path from XP --> 7. If you really wanted to keep your settings, you would have to upgrade to Vista and then to 7. A clean install is what I did and is definitely the way to go.
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No I dont care about a clean install. Just wanted to know if an upgrade will work? Like get a systems builder version from Microcenter.
Edited by Hawk777th - 4/24/11 at 12:35pm
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You can't use an upgrade disk to upgrade from XP to Win7. Whether or not you are able to use it to install Win7 fresh, I don't believe so.
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Sorry i`m to tired to understand the question right.
But the "upgrade" is only possible from xp, iirc.
My father got such strange a upgrade but win 7 said : Nope!
This was a special one for Siemens Workers to upgrade the Laptops of customers.
But these customers had bought laps with vista.
And even this "super special hyper" upgrade dvd didn`t work!
Since this was free my father hadn`t any loss.
But another exxmple how strange Microsoft is
Edited by Mr.Eiht - 4/24/11 at 12:51pm
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@OP

Yes, usually you can get away with doing a full install from an 'upgrade' disc. There is a thread here on OCN about how to.

As for whether the OEM/Retail upgrade discs are the same, I couldn't tell you. I assume the OEM versions are the same but you'll have to find that out from someone other than me.
    
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So to go from XP to Win 7 you have too have a full copy?
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Well I know that you can do a clean install with a Windows 7 upgrade disk just didnt know if there was some kinda verification from MS.

I upgraded vista to 7 on this machine but have had to do several clean installs since and have followed MS's procedure.
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