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Upgrade or buy a full version of win 7 ultimate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running a release candidate of win 7 ultimate. I have to buy the retail version. So here is the question -- can I buy the UPGRADE or do I have to buy the FULL version.

    Thanks Joe  
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:22 PM

Answers

  • Nope ,you can't!! You have to make a clean install of full version.
    Make a backup of everything what's important to you on system partition first.
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:39 PM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:05 PM

All replies

  • Nope ,you can't!! You have to make a clean install of full version.
    Make a backup of everything what's important to you on system partition first.
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:39 PM
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:05 PM
  • You can find additional information in the 'Install, Upgrade and Activate' section of the Windows 7 Answer Forum: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windows7

    Darin MS
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010 9:40 PM
  • Joe-M wrote:
    > I am running a release candidate of win 7 ultimate. I have to buy the retail
    > version. So here is the question -- can I buy the UPGRADE or do I have to buy
    > the FULL version.
    >
    > Thanks Joe


    You can save money buying the Upgrade license if you have an older,
    qualifying OS (WinXP/Vista) to reinstall before installing the Windows 7
    Upgrade. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase the full version; the RC is
    not a qualifying product, nor can one perform an in-place upgrade from it.


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