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Windows 7 on a new computer question?

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2009 9:29:40 PM

I currently own a computer with Windows Vista 64bit Professional and I am getting one of the free upgrades for Windows 7 64bit Professional. I'm thinking about building a new computer though. So, would it be the same thing fi I was to just to install my Windows Vista operating system on the new computer and then upgrade to Windows 7 or is there really more benifit to paying the extra money to get the Windows 7 OEM?
a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 23, 2009 9:44:27 PM

There'd be no benefit to buying the OEM version. You will be getting a free OEM version with the upgrade coupon.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 23, 2009 11:40:00 PM

So you don't even have to use the free upgrade on the computer that warranted it in the first place??
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 2:30:47 AM

You use the upgrade coupon to get the upgrade. So, yes, you need the coupon.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2009 5:08:03 AM

What I mean is, you could actually install on a different computer and leave the one that gave you the free upgrade on vista?
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 5:14:21 AM

It will be an OEM upgrade, not a full copy. So you can't install it on a blank drive.
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 24, 2009 5:19:29 AM

Yeah, but I would think that you could (if you have a vista disc) or even if XP counts. Install vista and just not activate it, then upgrade.
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b $ Windows 7
October 24, 2009 5:34:59 AM

Each copy can only be activate a certain amount of times. I'll leave the legal issue in ur lap.
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