Vista OEM to Win 7 clean install

Nov 24, 2013
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I have an HP Pavilion (mod# a6600f) running Vista Home Premium 64 bit (factory Install). Can I use my Vista code with your ISO image, If not what code do I need and where do I get it?
Sep 9, 2013
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First, understand the Vista to Win 7 upgrade path.......
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Secondly, you need to make sure if your Vista is capable to run Windows 7.
To do that, run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor:
You shouldn't have problem with this stage. But, it is better to run it and be sure. You don't want to go out and buy the Win 7 and then find out your machine can't run it.
Excerpt : It scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade.

Thirdly, you must have a valid Win 7 product key to do the upgrade. Your Vista product key is no good for this purpose. You will have to pay for that Win 7 product key.

Lastly, please read this detail tutorial regarding Upgrade Install from Vista to Win 7. Also note that Clean Install is also available. Link to Clean Install tutorial is at the Information section.
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^ The World's First ^
May 10, 2010
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No you cannot use your Vista code with any of the W7 ISOs.

Second these are full versions and cannot be used to upgrade - they require a complete reinstall if you are not running the same W7 version already. You would need a W7 product code and these are extremely risky to buy by themselves (except directly from Microsoft). Scam artists make millions selling the same codes to 100s of people and they work fine for 2-3 months and then Microsoft shuts them all down for violating the one PC rule.

And you can run the upgrade advisor but if your machine is already running Vista 64 then it is perfectly capable of running Win7 64, so the test isn't really needed.

Your easiest upgrade path (and cheaper than a full version) is to buy Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, 64-bit. This allows you to install over your existing Vista install and continue using your current programs without having to reinstall them.

NOTE: make sure it does not say ANYTIME Upgrade (Anytime upgrades are for going from one W7 version to another, such as W7 Home Premium to W7 Ultimate).

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