Upgrade to Windows 7 questions

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Found 24th Feb 2011
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:

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 amazon.co.uk/gp/…MQ9

thanks in advance


Original Poster

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

Three pack is cheaper because there is no CoA Sticker I don't think?

Original Poster

thx for the help guys
time to order / format / install.

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" 24th Feb 2011

You need the full version if installing Windows 7 from XP,but don't if moving-up from vista.
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