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February 21, 2012 6:34:48 PM

I just got a new computer and I'm selling my old one to a friend and I'd like clean everything out so it's nice and new for him. On that computer I upgraded from XP to 7 so I only have the upgrade disk. I was wondering if I can just do a reinstall from that or is there something else I would have to do? Thanks.
February 21, 2012 7:13:09 PM

It should work. Won't the Win7 upgrade just ask you to put in your XP disc so it can verify upgrade eligibility?
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February 21, 2012 7:21:18 PM

yeah DXrick i believe is right... if the hard drive is clean ... when u put in the disk it will say something like "please insert windows xp disk" it will do its check and then u put back in the windows 7 disk and continue

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February 21, 2012 7:24:12 PM

Don't even worry about that, just boot from disc and delete your old partion then create a new one. It will install nice and fresh.
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February 21, 2012 9:06:43 PM

Ok I'll give that a shot.

Also I heard somewhere that if you have a full copy of 7 you can use the serial # from the upgrade and have it work. Is that true of BS?
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February 21, 2012 9:16:03 PM

ignore what the other people said


put disk in drive and boot from it. click on advanced. then clean install


after you select that you can format drive and it will work fine




the only difference between full/upgrade. is upgrade checks to see if a previous version is installed and if it is sets it one way if not it does it the other way
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February 22, 2012 10:22:50 AM

Best answer selected by Manifesto316.
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