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Re: Can I use Windows 7 DVD OEM DVD as an Upgrade?

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Bob Knowlden

#1
If it's like Vista, no.

You'd have to buy a full retail version if you wanted a license that could
be used as either an upgrade or to install without a previous OS.

"mac" <aaa@newsgroup> wrote in message
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> Can I use Windows 7 DVD OEM DVD as an Upgrade from Vista? I rather pay a
> little more but it is easier to have an OEM DVD in case I need to do a
> Full reinstall at a later day
>
> mac
 

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Gordon

#2
"mac" <aaa@newsgroup> wrote in message
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> Can I use Windows 7 DVD OEM DVD as an Upgrade from Vista? I rather pay a
> little more but it is easier to have an OEM DVD in case I need to do a
> Full reinstall at a later day
>
> mac
OEM versions can only do a clean install AFAIK....
 

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Mrs. Gordon

#3
"Gordon" <gordonbparker@newsgroup> wrote in message
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>
> "mac" <aaa@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:TvkCm.265418$cf6.169724@newsgroup

>> Can I use Windows 7 DVD OEM DVD as an Upgrade from Vista? I rather pay a
>> little more but it is easier to have an OEM DVD in case I need to do a
>> Full reinstall at a later day
>>
>> mac
>
> OEM versions can only do a clean install AFAIK....
Err <sigh> Umm, that is true Mr. Gordon the NET COP. Err. <sigh>

Err.
 

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#4
"Gordon" <gordonbparker@newsgroup> wrote in message
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>
> "mac" <aaa@newsgroup> wrote in message
> news:TvkCm.265418$cf6.169724@newsgroup
>> Can I use Windows 7 DVD OEM DVD as an Upgrade from Vista? I rather pay a
>> little more but it is easier to have an OEM DVD in case I need to do a
>> Full reinstall at a later day
>>
>> mac
>
> OEM versions can only do a clean install AFAIK....
Err <sigh> Umm, that is true Mr. Gordon the NET COP. Err. <sigh>

Err.
Why do you want to upgrade which is always a mess. A clean install is a lot better option. And an OEM Win7 is appropriate for that.
 

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