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Hi all - just a quickie for you. Someone i know has 3 PC's with windows vista on them. They want to upgrade all 3 to windows 7. I highly doubt they have the original vista CD/DVD and pr…
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
Hi all - just a quickie for you.

Someone i know has 3 PC's with windows vista on them.

They want to upgrade all 3 to windows 7.

I highly doubt they have the original vista CD/DVD and probably just have a restore CD/DVD and restore patition to clean install Vista on.

I wish to do 3 clean installs of windows 7 as "upgrading" or doing an over the top install is imo never the bets idea.

So if i buy something like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-customer/dp/B002MT21N6

Does it mean i need to have a XP CD around for the upgrade to work? i know previous operating system upgrades have asked for "proof" that you own the previious version and i cant proove that.

So im wondering what my option is ? i want home premium on 3 pc's can i buy the family pack and do 3 clean installs or do i have to get 3 x http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B002DUCMT2/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=103612307&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002MT21N6&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0XFKYWVD9SVC8FPM8MQ9

thanks in advance :)
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6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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#1
cool thanks :) so i can happily format each pc
chuck in my windows 7 disc and install.
i wonder why a 3 pack is cheaper than 1 then seems odd to me
#2
Three pack is cheaper because there is no CoA Sticker I don't think?
#3
thx for the help guys
time to order / format / install.

*edit*
one comment in the reviews mentioned "It does require an activated copy of XP or Vista on the hard "..

now im in two minds :) who makes all this stuff so confusing (looks at you MS)

Edited By: SOSAGES on Feb 24, 2011 11:19
#4
You need the full version if installing Windows 7 from XP,but don't if moving-up from vista.

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