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 Post subject: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:13 am 
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I have winxp on a SATAII HDD. I just bought a SSD and want to install Win 7 64bit professional on it.

I dont want Win 7 on my old HDD, I want it on the SSD. Should i just get the retail version? If i get the upgrade version them im stuck on my old HDD and I dont know if i can transfer it over the OS to the SSD.

What do you think is the best route to go?


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:25 am 
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There's no reason why you couldn't clone over to the SSD...kind of a waste of time though considering what you're talking about...

I'm a little puzzled about your questions with Win 7 though. It doesn't really matter what version you get, be it OEM or Retail.

If you get an upgrade, you could just do an in-place upgrade either via the double install or reg edit methods. Oddly enough, there seems to be no requirement for the qualified product to actually be installed...just the ability to give up the license as part of the upgrade.

Anyways you go, if you have concerns about data loss as part of the install, I'd certainly recommend unplugging your old drive until you get the install done.


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:55 am 
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well the OEM, i run into license issue if i change my MB. thats why i thought the full retail version.

what is the double install or reg edit method you speak of?


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:11 am 
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tony2tonez wrote:
well the OEM, i run into license issue if i change my MB. thats why i thought the full retail version.


That's true of the retail version too... although I tend to think the activation agents are probably a little more liberal with the retail versions and activation repairs. There's plenty of success of reactivation an OEM license that's peppered through the forums here though.

tony2tonez wrote:
what is the double install or reg edit method you speak of?


http://www.maximumpc.com/search/windows ... %20install


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:25 am 
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ok i found what you were talking about. I could install XP on the SSD and then do upgrade. Or just do the upgrade and perform the reg hacks and do it that way as well.
or the 3rd options is just get the full retail version and install it on the SSD.

thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Oddly enough, there's no requirement to actually have the qualifying product for the upgrade installed. Just the license to give up as part of the process.


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 Post subject: Re: Win XP to Win 7 64-bit
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Use the upgrade disk to do an install on a freshly formatted disk...don't type in the key, finish the install. Install over the install you just did, now add the key and you are good to go :mrgreen:

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