Solved Upgrade to Windows 10

witten1972

Member
I was suspicious too, although the website is legit, and I also contacted customer service last night and got a response this morning. it would have been a red flag if they didn't answer my questions. I asked why the Pro version is so cheap, compared to 7 Home Premium version and they said it had to do with overstock.

How' your Dutch?

Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64 bit €54,98
Windows 7 Home Premium - 32-bit, 64-bit Download - Wind

Windows 7 Professional 32/64 bit €28,88
Windows 7 Professional - 32-bit, 64-bit- Download We Ca

At first glance it all seems legit to me...
But since I can't upgrade my Vista Home Premium to 7 Pro I'll have to update to 7 Home Premium...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9480
    CPU
    Intel core 2 quad 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    American Megatrends 5.43 16/09/2010
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1360-768
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate disks.
    Internal 1 TeraByte and external USB 1 TeraByte.
    Mouse
    HID - compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft eHome Remote Control
    Internet Speed
    10475 kbps dwnld and 488 kbps upld

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Those are OEM copies which means that they will only activate on one system ever. They are not transferable to another computer. That explains the price.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

witten1972

Member
Those are OEM copies which means that they will only activate on one system ever. They are not transferable to another computer. That explains the price.
I see, thanks buddy! I thought those were Retail versions. Just goes to show how little I know :huh:

Just out of curiosity, but what happens if I install that OS and my hard drive crashes, will I be able to re-install it on a new HDD (same PC)?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9480
    CPU
    Intel core 2 quad 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    American Megatrends 5.43 16/09/2010
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1360-768
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate disks.
    Internal 1 TeraByte and external USB 1 TeraByte.
    Mouse
    HID - compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft eHome Remote Control
    Internet Speed
    10475 kbps dwnld and 488 kbps upld

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
From the webpage (translate into English) :

Quick overview


OEM | 32/64 Bit | Download License

A hard drive would not constitute a significant enough of a hardware change to invalidate a license-you'd have to reactive if you do reinstall but it should go through. A motherboard change would invalidate it. I don't think that it would activate even if it is the same manufacturer and model.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

witten1972

Member
Ok gotcha...
One final question (for now ;) )
Do I have to erase my Primary partition before installing that Windows 7 Home Premium OEM version?

Just to be safe I'll make an Image with Acronis True Image so I still have my Vista to fall back on, in case something goes wrong...
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9480
    CPU
    Intel core 2 quad 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    American Megatrends 5.43 16/09/2010
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1360-768
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate disks.
    Internal 1 TeraByte and external USB 1 TeraByte.
    Mouse
    HID - compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft eHome Remote Control
    Internet Speed
    10475 kbps dwnld and 488 kbps upld

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
You can upgrade according to the upgrade path as posted by lottie however the bit version must match. If you have 64-bit installed you must upgrade to 64-bit. An image wold be a good idea though. Also make sure that you have your program installers.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    CPU
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Alienware 25 AW2521HF
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 &1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-elite-hpe-250f/
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Other Info
    https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

witten1972

Member
Yes I have 64 bit & that Windows 7 version is also 64 bit, so no problem here.
And I have all the executable's of my programs on a separate Data partition...

Not sure if they'll work on 7... let alone Windows 10 I'm planning to upgrade to!
But these are worries for later ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion m9480
    CPU
    Intel core 2 quad 2.50GHz
    Motherboard
    American Megatrends 5.43 16/09/2010
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG
    Screen Resolution
    1360-768
    Hard Drives
    2 Seagate disks.
    Internal 1 TeraByte and external USB 1 TeraByte.
    Mouse
    HID - compliant mouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft eHome Remote Control
    Internet Speed
    10475 kbps dwnld and 488 kbps upld
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