Upgrade to Win7 from Vista!

I'm upgrading my wife's PC Dell 64 to Win7 from Vista... I have a 3 computer Win7 install disk and key!!

But I was wondering if I could use my own Win7 upgrade in place disk which already has SP1?

Tks
Scott AndrewsRetiredAsked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Should work fine.  Make sure you back up any data...documents, pictures, music, etc.  BEFORE you do this.  You don't want to lose your wife's stuff!!!!!

How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 & Windows Server 2008 R2

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2255099
Wayne88Commented:
Is your Win7 with SP1 also from DELL?  If so, I don't see a problem as long as you're fully licensed for the upgrade.   Some recovery media are bios locked meaning that if you try to use one manufacturer's recovery media on another then it won't let you.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
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Scott AndrewsRetiredAuthor Commented:
I will do a backup 1st but my Win7 SP1 disk was not created for a Dell machine.

I have a full Family Pack 3x Vista Upgrade Win7 disk and key.

I've used my own Win7 SP1 disk several times on my dual boot Mac Pro desktop.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
You should be fine.  I assumed the disk was not made specifically for a Dell when you said you had the 3 pack.  As a "generic" disk it should do the upgrade fine.

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Scott AndrewsRetiredAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Sure thing.  Glad to help.
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