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Upgrading from Windows XP 64 bit?

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November 17, 2012 3:44:43 PM

Hi all,

I have XP-64bit professional, and am looking to upgrade to Windows 7. Amazon has the "Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade" at $90. I need to bite the bullet and do the upgrade, and this options looks $80 cheaper than buying outright a stand alone version of Windows 7 Premium.

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http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Up...

What I am not 100% sure of is:

1.) Will it work with my version of windows xp 64?

2.) Is this the right product, is there an equivalent version for XP-pro users?

If any further information is needed, please let me know, and thanks for any help.

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a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2012 4:11:14 PM

1. Windows 7 upgrade is meant only as a Vista upgrade, if you're running XP you'll have to do a clean install. But yes it should "work".

2.There is no specific Windows 7 version to get when moving away from another OS. There three different types, Retail, Upgrade and OEM/System Builder all with different pros and cons, but are the same OS. But as i mentioned upgrade will work fine for you, you will just have to do a clean install.
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November 17, 2012 4:44:35 PM

A clean install is fine, that's not a concern for me. Thanks for all the information. :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
November 17, 2012 5:53:04 PM

I always recommend clean installs anyways. From my experience it's never a good idea to upgrade from one Windows version to another because it migrates the old registry into the new one and things are likely to become sluggish and more chances to get weird bugs afterwards, etc...
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