Question by tonyromofan9: Windows 7 “Upgrade Version”?
How do upgrade versions work? Does it check to see if Vista/XP is already installed on the hard disk? or does it ask you to enter your XP/Vista serial key? Or does it ask you to enter your Vista/XP disc?
Also, i have an OEM version of Windows Vista. If I use that serial key to upgrade to Windows 7, will my Windows 7 edition be OEM as well? Because I plan to move to a new motherboard in the future so I want my Windows 7 copy to work on my current and future PC.
Also, how do you go about reinstalling if you purchase the upgrade version? Like if I wanted to format and reinstall is that possible? Or will it not let me use my Vista serial key again?
I know, a lot of questions. I want to purchase Windows 7 for cheap while it’s on pre-order but I’m not sure if I’d be better off getting the full retail version.
Thanks for the help.
Anon, that didn’t really answer any of my questions…
Answer by Anon
windows 7 and vista service pack 3 are nearly identical. Your vista serial key will not work for 7 and vice versa. You can use your serial key on up to 2 computers for personal use-per microsoft. Hope that helps.
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