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Clean installing upgrade windows 7 package?

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December 13, 2011 1:19:30 AM

I am going to build a computer and the prices for a "full" windows 7 package are pretty high. So i found this website http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-ins...
and this website http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install... which both say that I can take my computer with no software, not anything on it, and install an upgrade package to it right? Just to be clear i will not have a previous version of windows on the computer, so will it work? Thanks.

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December 13, 2011 1:24:51 AM

TheSecludedRabbit said:
I am going to build a computer and the prices for a "full" windows 7 package are pretty high. So i found this website http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-ins...
and this website http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1649-clean-install... which both say that I can take my computer with no software, not anything on it, and install an upgrade package to it right? Just to be clear i will not have a previous version of windows on the computer, so will it work? Thanks.

U must have XP or Vista or Win7 valid licence to use when performing Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media .
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December 13, 2011 1:32:27 AM

On the second link though it says "Do a Clean Installation if:
Your computer has no operating system installed, or it’s running a version of Windows prior to Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (including Windows XP)." Technically you need a previous version of windows, but this website has workarounds. Are they not legit?
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December 13, 2011 1:44:27 AM

They are legit, u just need to have the valid licence available.
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December 13, 2011 1:49:55 AM

Is that license only attainable if you have a previous software?
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December 13, 2011 1:53:50 AM

And is that license necessary for the installation?
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December 13, 2011 1:54:31 AM

OK, if us the old XP/Vista licence to perform a clean install upgrade, that it will become unusable(will not activate on another PC) from that moment of Win7 activation.
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December 22, 2011 11:05:59 PM

Best answer selected by TheSecludedRabbit.
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December 22, 2011 11:07:04 PM

Thanks for the vote TheSecludedRabbit : )
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December 22, 2011 11:07:17 PM

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