I have dual booted windows 7 on my preinstalled Vista HP Pavilion laptop. Window 7 is on the second hard drive on my computer. I found i really like Windows 7 but i did not make its partition large enough. I want to get rid of windows 7 on my second drive and install it over Vista on my primary drive. What steps do i need to take to do this? My only concern is when the windows 7 license runs out. I have a recovery drive partition for Vista on my primary hard drive. Can i use this to return my computer to factory settings even after i install Windows 7.
Install Windows 7 over vista.(6 posts)
Windows 7 is not supported as an upgrade option to windows Vista. It will not upgrade out of the box.
It can although be done but this is fact and not recommendation so take be aware. This also has some weird affects on other programs during upgrade. You have been warned
Dude, Seven DOES upgrade from vista, unless you have like 32bit vista and try to upgrade to 64 bit Seven, thats the only prob youll run into, and it WILL upgrade out of the box, at least the RC does, dont know abiyt the betas though, and the upgrade will keep your files and programs, I had to reinstall a couple (modo 302 and the antivirus for the 32 bit version) just pop in your 7DVD and run setup. It will take longer than a clean install but it WILL upgrade.
Yes, an upgrade from Vista to Win7 RC is supported. However, an upgrade from Win7 RC to Win7 RTM is *not* supported. So, when OP's license for Win7 RC runs out, there is no officially supported upgrade path to Win7 RTM.
Please correct me if I'm disinforming.
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