"Free" Windows 7 upgrade program

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Exage, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Exage

    Exage MDL Novice

    Oct 16, 2009
    Hey dudes.

    I have a laptop with Vista Home Premium, which came with the "free" Windows 7 upgrade. However, the upgrade package doesn't ship until late november...

    If I wanted to install Windows 7 now, and then just update it with the legit key once the upgrade finally shipped, without having to reformat and reinstall, how would I go about to do that? Which version would I need to install (Retail, OEM)?

  2. rolmos

    rolmos MDL Novice

    Oct 13, 2009
    #2 rolmos, Oct 23, 2009
    Last edited by a moderator: May 23, 2017
    If you had read the Windows 7 Repository post that is stickied, you would have realized that you can do that without any problems.

    You have slic 2.1 on your computer, now you only need to use a key and a certificate (both available in that post) to activate. Afterwards, you simply change the key and certificate with the valid ones in your upgrade package. Please read more on topics such as this. All the information is readily available on the stickies.