Newbie question about upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by salamence502, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. salamence502

    salamence502 MDL Novice

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Hello,

    I pre-ordered a Windows 7 upgrade for one of my laptops. It currently has a *legal* Vista OEM install on 1 partition and the Windows 7 retail on another.

    My question is, is there any way to upgrade my 7 to a legal version when it ships without having to clean install my current 7? If not possible out of the box, maybe using some ISO hackery?

    Thanks for reading :)
     
  2. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    The serial should work, assuming that you've installed the same version that you pre-ordered.
     
  3. salamence502

    salamence502 MDL Novice

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    So when I enter the serial it checks my hard drive for an existing Vista install? Or else it'd seem pretty useless to buy a regular version if upgrade costs less :/
     
  4. Lenmaer

    Lenmaer MDL Addicted

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    Normally it asks for your Vista DVD when you're installing it.