Another Windows 7 newbie question

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Harsky, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    Does legit Windows 7 upgrade refuse to install on PCs that have had a pirated copy of XP installed on it? Another question is that if I do buy the upgrade pack instead of the full install pack will it still allow you the option to format the hard drive and start from fresh?
     
  2. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    From Windows XP you have no choice but to format the hard drive, only from Vista you can upgrade.
     
  3. Joe88

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    in place upgrade must be legit (both OS's)
    but this is on vista only so you have to do a fresh install on XP

    I suggest backing up any files you want to keep
     
  4. caster62003

    caster62003 GBAtemp Regular

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    This!

    You can however, seen as you say you are a noob, you can still use the upgrade key to install the full version. I am not going to give you the instructions, I am just throwing it out there that it is available, and can be done, and has been done. Use Agent Google if you don't know how it is done.