On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 09:27:33 -0600, "Colin Barnhorst"
>"Curious" <spammenot@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Are you saying that if I have a total disk failure on a system that was
>> upgraded to Win7 with an upgrade license that there is no way to reinstall
>> Win7 on the same system using the upgrade license?
>No, I'm not. I am saying that once Win7 is installed using an upgrade
>product key the old OS that it replaces may not be installed anywhere
>anymore. There is nothing in the license to prevent your recovering a
>system by backtracking to the old OS and upgrading to Win7 again in order to
>rebuild the system. You are entitled to recovery. You just can't use the
>old OS once you use it as the basis for an upgrade to the new OS.
So, you can't install on a separate drive or partition and dual boot?
If that is the case, I may not upgrade Vista. I don't want to loose
it. There are things I like about it that Windows 7 doesn't have. Now
I do have another machine with XP which I may upgrade instead. I
probably wouldn't have even pre-ordered had I know that I couldn't
dual boot. Guess I should have.