Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, in-place upgrade, and licensing

Posted on 2012-04-04
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On a computer with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit and with no available restore disk or original Windows OS software, is it possible to perform an in-place upgrade with a different, legitimate, full version Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit disk?
Question by:paul213

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Do you mean to re-install Windows 7 Ultimate 32-BIT with different media to the original?
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You should be able to, it just wants a valid OS

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If it is the full retail version of Win 7 Ultimate, then the answer is yes provided the key has not been previously used. The retail version will do both a clean install and an upgrade.

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Thank you all for pitching in to help. I have accepted a solution. Appreciated.

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