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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:37 AM
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Custom Install Confusion

Hello all

With an upgrade disc what is the "custom" Install for I know it is basically a clean install but why is it on the Upgrade disc? Are m$ allowing us to clean install with the upgrade disc in certain circumstances, if so what are they?
Just curios as am planning on getting win 7 for crimbo but I need to put it on 2 computer and full retail version seem to be 1 Pc only.

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Old December 16th, 2010, 10:52 AM
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If you want to put win 7 on two computers, you will need two keys. It makes no difference if it is an upgrade version or the full retail version - you need two keys!!!

In order to install win7 upgrade, you must have a legal activated operating system installed on your computer. If the win7 disc does not see it, it will not install. You can do a clean install. You will need to boot your system, insert the disc, and it will give a choice to do an upgrade or a clean installed.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Hey renegade600

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Indeed I was planning on buying the home premium family with 3 lisences.

I see, So as long as it sees my vista install I can clean install win 7! thanks thats excellent! and do I need to keep the legal activated operating system installed on my computer

Sorry for noob question's, At work we have a MAK lisence so I dont have to worry about all this when installing OS's

Many Thanks again
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Legally if you use an upgrade, you must get rid of the justifying os. So when you do the clean install it will delete your vista.
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Old December 16th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Fantastic thats exactly what I wanted to do!

So you only really need to buy the Full retail version if you dont currently have a legal copy of a qualifiying MS os.

Makes perfect sense now thank you very much renegade600 your a legend!
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