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    How to use windows 7 Upgrade DVD in a system having windows vista?

    I have a laptop with windows vista Installed. I have recently got a Windows 7 upgrade DVD from my laptop manufacturer. Is this DVD an OS DVD or an upgrade DVD only? If my system crashes can I reinstall windows 7 using this DVD or would I have to install Windows Vista First and then Upgrade to windows 7.



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    Re: How to use windows 7 Upgrade DVD in a system having windows vista?

    Your windows 7 upgrade DVD is only for upgrading an older Windows operating system to Windows 7. You cannot boot off this disc and install a fresh copy of Windows 7. You will have to reinstall Windows vista again, authenticate it and then install/upgrade it to windows 7. You can create use utility such as Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image to create a backup rescue which you can use in case you have a system crash.
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    Re: How to use windows 7 Upgrade DVD in a system having windows vista?

    This is an upgradable dvd so you cannot boot your system using it. just upgrade to windows 7 by inserting the dvd and selecting the upgrade option in the window that appears. after that go to my computer click system properties then get your product key for further use. if you get system crash then you can download windows 7 and install it with your product key. hope you get it..............

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    Re: How to use windows 7 Upgrade DVD in a system having windows vista?

    Hello my friend,

    If you have a windows 7 upgrade DVD.
    you can insert the upgrade DVD and then open dvd
    In the dvd folder you will find the setup.msi file.
    double click on the file and follow the instruction of the wizard.

    ALL THE BEST.

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