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Topic # 57737 23-Feb-2010 12:21
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Just an FYI, DSE have the Windows 7 Upgrade 3 Pack for $266 on special today. :)




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  Reply # 301522 23-Feb-2010 15:18
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Is this an upgrade only? Can I install this on a formatted computer?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 301523 23-Feb-2010 15:19
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Asmodeus: Is this an upgrade only? Can I install this on a formatted computer?


yep, it will work fine.




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  Reply # 301554 23-Feb-2010 16:08
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Asmodeus: Is this an upgrade only? Can I install this on a formatted computer?


yep, it will work fine.


Not always...

However as long as you can follow instructions you can get it to work if you run into trouble.

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

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  Reply # 301559 23-Feb-2010 16:17
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Hmm..now... where the heck did I put my XP product key in case I do have issues and need to upgrade from XP... (bang head on desk) - hope I recorded it in my password file :)




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  Reply # 301719 24-Feb-2010 06:58
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Gutted, bought it on Saturday!!!

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  Reply # 301728 24-Feb-2010 08:03
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k14: Gutted, bought it on Saturday!!!


Go back in, just with your receipt should be fine, and they will usually refund you the difference. Though as its software, they may do it as an exchange for goods or gift vouchers only.

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  Reply # 301734 24-Feb-2010 08:43
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rscole86:Go back in, just with your receipt should be fine, and they will usually refund you the difference. Though as its software, they may do it as an exchange for goods or gift vouchers only.

Yeah was going to give that a go. Pretty happy with the purchase, upgraded from the RC last night and it worked flawlessly. Was expecting to have to reinstall XP but not required :)

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  Reply # 301743 24-Feb-2010 09:16
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xpd: Hmm..now... where the heck did I put my XP product key in case I do have issues and need to upgrade from XP... (bang head on desk) - hope I recorded it in my password file :)

Assuming you have a running installation of XP, you can always recover it via something like "ProduKey"
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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  Reply # 301750 24-Feb-2010 09:55
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No Im on RC 7 atm... but appears might not have to worry about it anyway going by Ragnors post :)




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  Reply # 301755 24-Feb-2010 10:38
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xpd: No Im on RC 7 atm... but appears might not have to worry about it anyway going by Ragnors post :)

All I did was first run easy transfer and copied all my files to an external hdd. Then I just chucked the win 7 disc in my dvd drive and away she went. Can't remember exactly what options i chose but it worked without a hitch. Next is to upgrade from vista business on my desktop, not sure if that will work or not though.

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rscole86: Go back in, just with your receipt should be fine, and they will usually refund you the difference. Though as its software, they may do it as an exchange for goods or gift vouchers only.

Dick smith ftw, went in and they refunded me my $33. Very happy customer :)

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  Reply # 301871 24-Feb-2010 17:20

k14: Yeah was going to give that a go. Pretty happy with the purchase, upgraded from the RC last night and it worked flawlessly. Was expecting to have to reinstall XP but not required :)


Just to clarify here - you installed one of the 3 pack from DSE over the RC version without any problems?
I'm about to do the same thing, but don't want to get the 3 pack version if you NEED to have an XP key.
* I see this has been alluded to, but I'm still shy of spending $300 smackers on something DSE staff told me wouldn't work. I know not all DSE staff are not created equal, but most I've come across are pretty good *

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  Reply # 301884 24-Feb-2010 18:04
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Watching with interest too.. Have Win7RC about to expire on one PC.. keen to upgrade Windows XP home on another to Windows 7.




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  Reply # 301914 24-Feb-2010 20:43
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k14: Yeah was going to give that a go. Pretty happy with the purchase, upgraded from the RC last night and it worked flawlessly. Was expecting to have to reinstall XP but not required :)


Just to clarify here - you installed one of the 3 pack from DSE over the RC version without any problems?
I'm about to do the same thing, but don't want to get the 3 pack version if you NEED to have an XP key.
* I see this has been alluded to, but I'm still shy of spending $300 smackers on something DSE staff told me wouldn't work. I know not all DSE staff are not created equal, but most I've come across are pretty good *

Yes, did exactly that, I have been running the RC on my laptop since i got a new hd about 6 months ago. I have the old hd still with xp and a key for it so wasn't too worried if I had to reinstall xp, would have just been a pain. I have heard mixed reports with some people having success and some not, guess you will just have to take the plunge.

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