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Upgrade from Vista to Windows or clean install?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by holymoly, Nov 26, 2011.

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  1. holymoly

    holymoly Thread Starter

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    After having endless installer problem and and using the upgrade option of my Vista a few times, and still having these issues,
    I discovered I could purchase for free Windows 7 Ultimate student version from the college,

    Since my issues with Vista, is it better to do a clean install of Windows 7?

    And is the "student" version of Windows 7 different or limiting from the original Windows 7 Ultimate?
     
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  3. holymoly

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    Tried that, it can't run in my Vista.

    My PC is only 3 years old. HP Pavillion AMD Quad Core with 5gb Ram
     
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    should do - works for my vista PC -
    what happens when you try to run

    really - is this a 64bit vista OS ?
     
  5. holymoly

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    I hit the run button and the screen disappears

    I present am using Vista Home Premium 64 bit
     
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    if your using vista 32bit OS - then you will be seeing about 3.3gb memory

    just tried the upgrade advisor and worked fine on my vista PC

    as you cant test to see if it will work - make sure you have created any recovery CDs and copied all the data off the PC before you do the upgrade - just in case some of your hardware does not work and you need to go back to vista
     
  7. holymoly

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    so you are suggesting the upgrade option not the clean Win 7 install, even though had numerous problems in Vista?
     
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    no - just terminology, a clean install is probably best
     
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