Windows 7 OS Question

I am building a new computer. I already have a computer running Windows XP. But, I wish to run my new computer with Windows 7. I have the opportunity to purchase Windows 7 through my school for only $64.95, but it is for upgrade only, not clean install.
Can I put XP on my new computer to start with and then use the upgrade right away to 7?
Or, will that not be good?
Do I need to purchase a clean install version of Windows 7?
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  1. ss3251 said:
    I am building a new computer. I already have a computer running Windows XP. But, I wish to run my new computer with Windows 7. I have the opportunity to purchase Windows 7 through my school for only $64.95, but it is for upgrade only, not clean install.
    Can I put XP on my new computer to start with and then use the upgrade right away to 7?
    Or, will that not be good?
    Do I need to purchase a clean install version of Windows 7?
    You cannot upgrade from XP to W7. Only from Vista.
  2. That answers that...
    My bad...
    LOL
  3. There was a trick in the vista upgrade disks which I havent tried in Win 7 which may work

    you install vista without a key or activation (the 14day eval), then boot to and run the upgrade disk to install again only this time with the key/activation, it sees the old install and lets you use the upgrade key to install - might be worth a little research to see if this works in Windows 7 also, wouldn't be suprised as its 95% the same as Vista
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