I recently upgraded my computer (new mobo, memory, cpu / cooler and some extra fans). I also went from Windows XP to Windows 7 or so I thought. I bought a "Windows 7 Ultimate retail copy" off Ebay last year. Big mistake. It's a pirated copy and it looks like the real deal, but not.
Anyway, I have to buy a legitimate store box. So I already have windows 7 installed. I did a clean install. I plan on buying the Ultimate 7 Upgrade box. But would I be required to re-install windows xp, then 7 or is there a work around like in cmd where I can add the new windows 7 serial number and be done with it? I'm using an SSD for windows and my second HDD is where I store all my other stuff. It's also the drive on which I had Windows XP installed. I haven't deleted the system files off that drive yet either. This has left me very frustrated. I hope you guys can help me with this.