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Is there a way to upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Home Premium?

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September 30, 2009 6:54:30 PM

Is there a way to upgrade from Vista Ultimate to 7 Home Premium? I read that you have to upgrade Ultimate to Ultimate, but I don't see the need to spend the extra money on the Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade.
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September 30, 2009 7:33:07 PM

Yes, put the CD and run setup.exe, select upgrade and wait...20 HOURS!!!....this is the time that said tom's hardware that makes the vista upgrade to 7
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September 30, 2009 10:46:42 PM

huron said:
Actually, I don't believe you can go from Ultimate to Home Premium. There is a chart for it out there :

http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files/2009/08/windows-up...

Looks like it'll be a fresh install, not an upgrade.



Your right. So I guess you can do a Custom install then from a Windows Vista Ultimate Upgrade. Is there any special instructions in doing this or does it give you the option off the upgrade disc?
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October 1, 2009 8:59:19 AM

Yes you can.You'll be upgrading to a newer os so there should be no problems.However,I recommend going with an OEM version of windows 7,as it will allow you to do a fresh install,which takes next to no time and gives you a fresh start.Simply upgrading will take quite a few hours,which is why I recommend a fresh install.Goodluck.

Dahak
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October 1, 2009 10:17:40 AM

Dahak said:
Yes you can.You'll be upgrading to a newer os so there should be no problems.However,I recommend going with an OEM version of windows 7,as it will allow you to do a fresh install,which takes next to no time and gives you a fresh start.Simply upgrading will take quite a few hours,which is why I recommend a fresh install.Goodluck.

Dahak


So in doing that I'd put the OEM disc in the drive and it would reformat windows and delete my old os right?
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October 1, 2009 1:29:01 PM

jlaavenger said:
So in doing that I'd put the OEM disc in the drive and it would reformat windows and delete my old os right?



Correct - Your original install will end up in a folder called "WINDOWS_OLD". You'll be able to retrieve your data, but will need to reinstall your existing applications.


Alternatively (and what I did) is install a fresh hard drive and Win 7 to that. From there, you can set up a dual boot, or use one of your function keys (usually F6) to select which hard drive to boot from. Once they're both installed, you can retrieve your data at your leisure. You'll still need to reinstall any apps to the new OS.
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October 2, 2009 2:03:32 PM

That is not an upgrade, is it? That's a clean install that stores your old data, correct? I always thought an upgrade kept you programs and preferences in place.
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October 2, 2009 3:00:45 PM

huron said:
That is not an upgrade, is it? That's a clean install that stores your old data, correct? I always thought an upgrade kept you programs and preferences in place.



Correct - What Microsoft cal an 'in-place upgrade' keeps your files, programs and settings. The issue the OP is having is a versioning one: Since he's not keeping the same version of the two respective OSs, then he has to do a custom install.
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October 21, 2009 6:10:27 PM

Hmm custom install...

Download the RTM .iso
Burn it...
Download a load program...
Burn it...

Install the RTM... (remember to select "activate later")
Install the load program...
Select an OEM...
Activate the RTM

:::smile:::

You just struck back!

I made the mistake of buying Vista Ultimate and got subsequently screwed by Win 7 upgrade pricing!

phuq Microsoft's disloyal @sses!

Spend a little time reading message boards, its amazing what you can learn.
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