Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by paris, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. paris

    paris MDL Novice

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    I have a 4 year old Sony Vaio netbook which came with a Windows 7 starter edition which isn't that great. Id like to upgrade the OS to Windows 7 (pirated version) .Is it a good idea ? I own a macbook but I also have a lot of data and MS office (original) on my netbook.Will upgrading to Windows 7 cause any problem ?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Just do a clean install after saving all your data upfront. I also suggest that you download all required Drivers for your machine before doing a new installation if you didn't have them on and CD/DVD! To use the Upgrade Process may will result in quite a bit of problems and it's not adviced to do that!
     
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  3. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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  4. Bytebuster

    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    First, I would strongly advise against installing a 'pirated Windows 7'. o_O

    What is the exact model / type of your Sony VAIO?
     
  5. paris

    paris MDL Novice

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    My Vaio netbook doesn't have a CD Drive . It came with all the software loaded . I'll have to download drivers from the website I guess. Windows 8 looks confusing to me . Is there a cheaper way to get Windows 7 original version :confused:
     
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  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I send you an PM!
     
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  8. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Anytime Upgrade with oem:slp key is the easiest thing to try first. It will do no harm, even if it fails.

    If it fails, then you will need backup data, download drivers, download a Win 7 iso and transfer it to a usb stick, boot from usb stick and do clean reinstall of windows, then install any needed drivers , then install all your programs, then copy your data back, then figure out how to activate the new Windows installation ...