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    Default Windows 7 upgrade.

    This past week I upgraded the living room computer to Vista Home Premium 64, and it came (OEM from Newegg) with an upgrade voucher for Windows 7 HP 64. Because there is a time frame it needs to be submitted, and I'm worried about losing the damn thing, think I should put in for it now?

    If I do it now, when it comes, is there a certain amount of time that I am required to install it in? Or can I do it when I am ready (say, when 7 has drivers for what we need).

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    I would put in for the upgrade ASAP. And you won't have a time limit to install it in. The license should be good indefinitely.
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    Put in for it, estimated shipping date is November 5th. Interesting that the company HP is using is requiring a receipt and charging for shipping (only $13, but still); while M$ is not requiring either.

    <shrug>

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    I just got the 64-bit Home Premium from the desktop, the 32-bit Home Premium for my laptop hasn't gotten here yet.

    I'm not in a hurry to install it, but when I do, anyone know if it can be done as a clean (ie. format) install? I *hate* upgrade installs with a passion well-neigh holy.

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    Yup.

    Clean installs are possible from upgrade media even to virgin disks - you need to jump through a few hoops.

    If you start from an installed OS, clean install can be selected easily. For a clean install, you need to select the "Custom" option.
    Last edited by sdbardwick; 10-27-2009 at 02:09 PM. Reason: "Custom" option note

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    The only hoop I know of is that you have to choose custom install, install it without a key (and no updating!) then do an upgrade from within 7. You use the key that time and let it update if you wish. Works just like Vista.

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    Double install works, but if one of the other two methods linked to works, you save the reinstall step.

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    Hmm, okay. Well, like I said, I'm in no hurry to install it, but when the 32-bit HP comes for my laptop, I may do that.

    Anyone know if there is any truth to the claims of longer battery life than Vista?

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