Solved: Windows 7 upgrade or normal?

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doctorzeus

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Hi,

I'm thinking about buying a windows 7 upgrade pack for my vista laptop,

now I play around with the OS's a lot and I was wondering that if something went wrong and I lost the data and/or HDD and had to do a compleately new re-install would the upgrade pack still work?

Any help would be great..

Thanks

Doctorzeus
 

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A few more words :D :D
The only Difference ... The W7 upgrade can only be installed in one computer ..
and not moved to another.
Once installed .. It forever belongs to the computer it was originally installed in.
 

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Have you heard of Drive Imaging ???
Windows 7 can do this .. But Macrium is probably better.
See Here for starters.

I can reload Windows in about 20 minutes .. rewrite the HDD .. or Write a new one
 
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A few more words :D :D
The only Difference ... The W7 upgrade can only be installed in one computer ..
and not moved to another.
Once installed .. It forever belongs to the computer it was originally installed in.
That's only true for the Anytime Upgrade when used to upgrade an OEM copy of Windows. The Anytime upgrade becomes a permanent part of the OS you upgrade and can't be uninstalled.
If the OS you upgraded was OEM, it can't be transferred. If it was Retail, it can be transferred as long as the original OS is transferred with it.

If it's not an Anytime upgrade, the upgrade can be uninstalled (reverting to the previous OS) and the upgrade transferred to another PC as long as the new PC has a valid license for a qualifying version of Windows.
 
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