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Windows 7 upgrade liscencing

Last response: in Windows 7
December 27, 2009 11:35:32 PM

If one upgrades from a volume liscence copy of XP does that render the volume liscence useless?
a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2009 12:46:30 AM

No. The Win 7 install kit just looks to see if the previous version is installed, it doesn't validate or care what the previous version's license is.
December 28, 2009 12:50:45 AM

What I mean is will the old liscence still function, I am under the impression that when you upgrade it makes the old liscence useless, is that true?
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a c 209 $ Windows 7
December 28, 2009 2:16:25 AM

In actuality, the old version doesn't even have to be activated - so I can't imagine that the status of the old license is affected in any way.