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Another Upgrade Installation Question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Shoe, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Shoe

    Shoe Flightless Bird

    I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    first on the new drive or is there a way around this?
     
  2. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    Shoe said the following on 7/21/2010 8:38 AM:
    > I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    > Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    > installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    > when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    > version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    > first on the new drive or is there a way around this?


    Just run the Win 7 install twice and you'll be good to go.


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    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Postbox 1.1.5
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:41:41 AM
     
  3. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 7/21/2010 3:38 PM, Shoe wrote:
    > I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    > Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    > installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    > when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    > version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    > first on the new drive or is there a way around this?


    Yes, see this for details:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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    Alias
     
  4. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 07/21/10 09:45 am, Alias wrote:

    >> I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    >> Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    >> installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    >> when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    >> version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    >> first on the new drive or is there a way around this?


    > Yes, see this for details:
    >
    > http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp


    Method #2 worked for me. No need for the "double install" somebody else
    mentioned.

    Perce
     
  5. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 07/21/10 09:38 am, Shoe wrote:

    > I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    > Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    > installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    > when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    > version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    > first on the new drive or is there a way around this?


    Can you install the new drive alongside the old one? If so, clone the
    present XP installation to the new drive (Macrium Reflect Free would do
    this for you -- or maybe a program on the disc accompanying the new
    drive), then run the upgrade.

    Or install to the new clean drive, and use one of the methods detailed here:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

    Method #1 didn't work for me, but Method #2 did.

    Perce
     
  6. Shoe

    Shoe Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:05:35 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
    <Nobody@NotMyISP.com> wrote:

    >On 07/21/10 09:38 am, Shoe wrote:
    >
    >> I have a machine with XP that I plan to upgrade to Windows 7 Home
    >> Premium. I purchased the upgrade last year, but have not yet
    >> installed it. My question is this - I will install a new hard drive
    >> when I do this conversion. The Windows 7 upgrade requires a legal
    >> version of XP be installed. My question is if I have to install XP
    >> first on the new drive or is there a way around this?

    >
    >Can you install the new drive alongside the old one? If so, clone the
    >present XP installation to the new drive (Macrium Reflect Free would do
    >this for you -- or maybe a program on the disc accompanying the new
    >drive), then run the upgrade.
    >
    >Or install to the new clean drive, and use one of the methods detailed here:
    >
    >http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
    >
    >Method #1 didn't work for me, but Method #2 did.
    >
    >Perce

    Thanks to all for the quick response, you provided a lot of good
    information.

    I had not thought about cloning the existing hard drive first - great
    suggestion. I want to save the old hard drive until I transfer
    everything I need to the new installation. This should be a good way
    to do it. I have Acronis, so should be pretty straightforward.
    Thanks.
     

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