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Can I upgrade from XP to Windows 7 please help

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July 7, 2012 7:54:42 AM

Okay so I am building a new system and I have a copy of XP to put on the system, but I want 7. I can get a copy of Windows 7 ultimate for 10, but it is an anytime upgrade, so can i use that or do i have to buy a copy of 7 then buy the upgrade

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July 7, 2012 8:25:16 AM

anytime upgrades are not OS upgrades, they are just windows 7 version changes. it would be cheaper to just buy OEM windows 7 home premium for $100.

There is an even cheaper option though. upgrades from XP to windows 8 pro are only $40. And pro versions of windows come with downgrade rights. So when windows 8 comes out you could buy the "upgrade", then just install windows 7.
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July 7, 2012 8:44:04 AM

You can install a trial copy of Windows 7 for 30 days. You do not need to enter a licence key upon installation but will need to enter one later on.
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July 7, 2012 9:01:35 AM

Pinhedd said:
You can install a trial copy of Windows 7 for 30 days. You do not need to enter a licence key upon installation but will need to enter one later on.

so could i use the trial and upgrade the trial version with the wau
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July 7, 2012 9:09:26 AM

You would have to licence the full version of the software, not upgrade.
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July 7, 2012 9:30:33 AM

Isnt what he is referring to a way to circumvent the authenticator?
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July 7, 2012 9:44:08 AM

vrumor said:
Isnt what he is referring to a way to circumvent the authenticator?

No. Installing any version of Windows 7 for 30 days is completely legal and not a circumvention of the operating system's security measures. If he had told him what to do after the 30 days, then yes.
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July 7, 2012 11:23:01 AM

I wasnt referring to pinhedd. Was referring to the OP and it just hit me what the WAU was. My bad, continue on.
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July 7, 2012 5:52:37 PM

its not a disk its a download. i might be able to get a disk but idk i cause if it is a dl i wont be able to put that on a disk
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August 2, 2012 10:00:32 PM

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August 2, 2012 10:01:05 PM

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