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Windows 7 - Upgrade or Custom Install?

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October 22, 2009 1:07:08 PM

Which is better?
Why?
October 22, 2009 1:44:00 PM

I tend to do custom installs since when I get around to upgrading a system's OS, it's usually due for a reformat and fresh install anyway. It is the nature of all windows OSes to accumulate crap in the registry over time, so I go with Custom when convenient.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2009 4:58:34 PM

^+1...

Also on the upgrade, anytime you are required to do a fresh install, you'll have to install Vista first than do the upgrade install... It is just a pain to have to install two OS to get the PC to work.
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October 22, 2009 6:28:12 PM

The reason I ask is the system I built is only 9 months old. So I think I can get away with an upgrade.
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October 22, 2009 8:23:41 PM

Yeah, you'll be okay with an upgrade but think long run... do you want to be reinstalling Vista, than Win 7 every 6 to 9 months for a fresh install? A fresh install every 6 to 9 months is recommended by most to keep your computer running fast & smooth?
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October 22, 2009 8:46:36 PM

Can you do a fresh install with reformat, with the "upgrade version" without installing it over vista?
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October 22, 2009 9:32:21 PM

Aaron0989 said:
Can you do a fresh install with reformat, with the "upgrade version" without installing it over vista?



There is no upgrade version for Windows 7.

You actually get both.
You can do an upgrade or custom.

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October 22, 2009 9:33:41 PM

tecmo34 said:
Yeah, you'll be okay with an upgrade but think long run... do you want to be reinstalling Vista, than Win 7 every 6 to 9 months for a fresh install? A fresh install every 6 to 9 months is recommended by most to keep your computer running fast & smooth?



Are you sure you have to have the old OS intalled or reinstalled?
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a b $ Windows 7
October 22, 2009 11:31:53 PM

It's a full OEM version.
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October 23, 2009 12:03:32 AM

aford10 said:
It's a full OEM version.


And I can do either an upgrade or a Custom install with this.

So If I do an upgrade now I can decide to do a full next time and not have to preinstall vista again.
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a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2009 1:52:33 AM

Yes. Though, keep in mind, it's an OEM version. You may have to call microsoft to get it activated after the 1st install.
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