SOLVED Clean install from Vista with W7 upgrade CD or straight ISO W7?


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I'm planning to do a clean install later due to a new SSD.

My Windows 7 Home Premium CD is an Upgrade CD for Windows Vista.
Can I just use the Windows 7 ISO, do a full install and use that CD key or would I need to install Vista and then upgrade to Windows 7?

Thanks
 
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Yου need tο activate уουr Windows afterwards wіth a genuine license activation key tο continue using windows7
 

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Legally you have to own a licensed copy of Vista for that machine. You wouldn't have to install it, you could use what is often referred to as a double install of W7 instead, but you do need to own the Vista license as well as the W7 upgrade activation code.
 
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I do own an original Vista CD and key and a W7 upgrade CD and key.

Thanks, I managed to get it sorted.
 
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I have the same problem, somehow i missed the Windows 7 key, is there any way i can get it from DELL , as i bought the DELL laptop
 

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Kalyan_kty, You could ask Dell support, but it's highly unlikely. Are you sure it's not on a sticker on the computer?
 
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