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Old June 29, 2009, 03:00 PM
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As usual, Stooples says OOS.
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Old June 30, 2009, 05:21 AM
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Well I bought it from future shop and after taxes it was $65 shipped(I had a $25 gift card from Christmas).

My take is since for xp to windows 7 you have to do a fresh install it comes with the full version. If not then f Microsoft and pirate a full version and use your cd key. I can still cancel my order if Microsoft decides to be a pain.
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Well I bought it from future shop and after taxes it was $65 shipped(I had a $25 gift card from Christmas).

My take is since for xp to windows 7 you have to do a fresh install it comes with the full version. If not then f Microsoft and pirate a full version and use your cd key. I can still cancel my order if Microsoft decides to be a pain.
From what I see, the Pre-Order Deal is not compatible with Xp. If you preorder Win7 Home Premium, it will only upgrade Vista Home Premium or higher installs. If you preorder Win7 Pro, it will only upgrade Vista Pro and higher Installs.

Be sure of what they are really offering.

Edit: Win7 Pro also upgrade Vista Home Premium. My Mistake.

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Old June 30, 2009, 01:04 PM
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I wonder if you could use the upgrade version like this:
Install Windows Vista WITHOUT the CD Key, as it lets you do that for 30 days, and then install the upgrade over top? No illegit software required.
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I wonder if you could use the upgrade version like this:
Install Windows Vista WITHOUT the CD Key, as it lets you do that for 30 days, and then install the upgrade over top? No illegit software required.
I don't think it does that. I think there is a check involved in the upgrade process that sees if a legit key was entered.
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i would not bother with this upgrade crap
i reformat at least 3 times a year and i gotta install vistabefore i install w7
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From what I see, the Pre-Order Deal is not compatible with Xp. If you preorder Win7 Home Premium, it will only upgrade Vista Home Premium or higher installs. If you preorder Win7 Pro, it will only upgrade Vista Pro and higher Installs.

Be sure of what they are really offering.

Edit: Win7 Pro also upgrade Vista Home Premium. My Mistake.
The "deal" is 100% compatible and allowed to go from XP to Windows 7, the "issue" is that even if you buy the upgrade disk, while allowed in the EULA, the CD/DVD itself will not allow you to do an upgrade to the system.

If your going from XP to Windows 7, you must do a clean install, HOWEVER you are still allowed to purchase the upgrade version, as XP and 2000 for that matter are allowed under the licensing agreement.

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I don't think it does that. I think there is a check involved in the upgrade process that sees if a legit key was entered.
Nope, you can install Windows 7(and Vista for that matter) just fine without a CD Key.

The question remains, will the old "Vista upgrade" trick work with Windows 7 as well. I will verify this tonight for you guys, a RTM escrow build{one of the final steps to becoming RTM} 7264 is leaking right now, and depending on if MS signs off on it or not, could potentially become the actual RTM build(doubtful, current rumors indicate it will go to at least build 7265). Either way I'll have a near (potentially)final build to play with tonight, and I'll see what works and what doesn't.
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The "deal" is 100% compatible and allowed to go from XP to Windows 7, the "issue" is that even if you buy the upgrade disk, while allowed in the EULA, the CD/DVD itself will not allow you to do an upgrade to the system.

If your going from XP to Windows 7, you must do a clean install, HOWEVER you are still allowed to purchase the upgrade version, as XP and 2000 for that matter are allowed under the licensing agreement.



Nope, you can install Windows 7(and Vista for that matter) just fine without a CD Key.

The question remains, will the old "Vista upgrade" trick work with Windows 7 as well. I will verify this tonight for you guys, a RTM escrow build{one of the final steps to becoming RTM} 7264 is leaking right now, and depending on if MS signs off on it or not, could potentially become the actual RTM build(doubtful, current rumors indicate it will go to at least build 7265). Either way I'll have a near (potentially)final build to play with tonight, and I'll see what works and what doesn't.
So for us XP users we'll be fine right? Like I pop in the disc while I'm booting up the computer and I should be able to install Windows 7 with no problem over my Windows XP?

What's this Vista upgrade trick...and is 7264 the new RC? Sorry for the questions. I'm not really understanding this...
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I think the clean installation disc still checks to see if there is a previous OS partition on the drive before it installs. That's still a major hassle, even with this update trick without a legit license key. I don't see how this is useful for anyone that changes their hardware frequently enough to necessitate full installations instead of reimaging. That's probably most everyone here.
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I think the clean installation disc still checks to see if there is a previous OS partition on the drive before it installs. That's still a major hassle, even with this update trick without a legit license key. I don't see how this is useful for anyone that changes their hardware frequently enough to necessitate full installations instead of reimaging. That's probably most everyone here.
Lets not jump to conclustions, I'll know for sure tonight and post my results.
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