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Buillding new pc need help on Windows 7

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November 5, 2009 10:06:06 PM

I'm new too this computer and os thing so bare with me. I've been reading a lot about Windows 7 full and upgrade. It seems like Windows 7 upgrade can also do a "clean install" so i was wondering since I don't have any os at the moment, if I can just get the upgrade and do a clean install of it. Thoughts, ideas, anything will benefit this newbie. Thanks

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a b $ Windows 7
November 6, 2009 2:09:42 AM

In a word NO!
To use an upgrade you must first own a previous full version of Windows XP, 2000 or Vista.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 6, 2009 3:17:33 AM

+1 for the OEM version...
but it will be permanently tied to that pc... usually to the motherboard.
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a b $ Windows 7
November 6, 2009 8:12:20 PM

Jonmor68 said:
In a word NO!
To use an upgrade you must first own a previous full version of Windows XP, 2000 or Vista.


Win 2K users are not eligible for the Windows 7 upgrade... you must either have XP or Vista... nothing older than XP will work.
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November 14, 2009 11:27:11 AM

Sorry to interupt the OP's thread, but I have a similar question.

I have a computer that I built ~7 years ago now :ouch:  and want to build a new one with Windows 7.

I have an OEM version of XP that is on the old one, can I buy Windows 7 upgrade and put it on the newly built computer?? I'm guessing no, but here's to hoping.
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November 14, 2009 1:50:58 PM

not that i'm aware of
you need the upgradable OS on the PC you using the upgrade disk for
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