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  • I had XP SP3 installed and did a clean install of Win7 RC build 7100. Running like a dream I might add. But, the question is, What version must I purchase when it be comes available? I have pre ordered the upgrade version, for delivery at the end of October
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:31 PM

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  • Hi, To upgrade you will need to have Vista Ultimate SP2 installed to upgrade from. If you do not, you will need to buy a Full Version of Win 7 Ultimate to have the same build as Win 7RC build 7100. Slan go foill, Paul
    • Marked as answer by fraserC21 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:29 PM
    • Edited by artiste1 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:31 PM Typing correction
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:18 PM
  • Thanks, now I know! Full version must be bought.
    • Marked as answer by fraserC21 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:29 PM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:25 PM

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  • I had XP SP3 installed and did a clean install of Win7 RC build 7100. Running like a dream I might add. But, the question is, What version must I purchase when it be comes available? I have pre ordered the upgrade version, for delivery at the end of October
    No offense but I haven't a clue as to what you are asking.  Can you perhaps rephrase this to ask a more specific question?

    Stephen

    • Proposed as answer by swyost Thursday, September 17, 2009 8:39 PM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 5:45 PM
  • Hi, To upgrade you will need to have Vista Ultimate SP2 installed to upgrade from. If you do not, you will need to buy a Full Version of Win 7 Ultimate to have the same build as Win 7RC build 7100. Slan go foill, Paul
    • Marked as answer by fraserC21 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:29 PM
    • Edited by artiste1 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:31 PM Typing correction
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:18 PM
  • Thanks, now I know! Full version must be bought.
    • Marked as answer by fraserC21 Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:29 PM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:25 PM
  • Fraser - wait!

    Accouding to this chart you can upgrade from XP with an upgrade priced version of windows 7 but you would have to do a "clean install" - back up your documents and completely wipe out the existing XP installation. The fine print at the bottom explains it.

    http://mossblog.allthingsd.com/files/2009/08/windows-upgrade-chart.png
    • Proposed as answer by ONE ZERO Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:15 PM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 6:49 PM
  • Thanks, now I know! Full version must be bought.
    No, you absolutely do not need to buy the full version if you have a qualifying and activated OS. As long as you can go back to XP (i.e., you didn't remove your OS without providing yourself an ability to restore), just reinstall or restore XP and then just use the upgrade disks to do a clean install of Windows 7. At least I hope people have not been wiping out legal OSs for a beta without making sure they can step back.  

    Please just go to the following page at the Microsoft Store for details and pricing:  http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Windows-7/category/102.  As per the bit in bold on the page:  "You qualify for Windows 7 upgrade versions if you are running genuine Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Windows 2000 on your PC." If you want Ultimate on day of release, and you still have XP, you need to buy the upgrade version for $219.  You will also need to do a clean install, but since you have XP, you'll have to do that regardless of which version of Windows 7 you purchase.  That doesn't require dropping the extra money on the full version - you just run the clean install from the upgrade disk.

    BTW, if you pre-ordered Windows 7 Home Premium when it was $49, save your money and just buy the anytime upgrade to Ultimate after the release date.  The anytime upgrade is supposed to be priced at $140.  

    Stephen

    • Proposed as answer by ONE ZERO Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:15 PM
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:04 PM
  • Check out this image from Stephen's link from his above post:

    http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/3036/nonamed.png
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009 7:15 PM