How do I use Windows 7 Professional x64 OEM to upgrade from Vista?

By Ben Wunderin ·
New laptop just arrived loaded with Vista x64 SP2. I have a copy of Windows 7 Profession al OEM System Builder pack. Can this be used to upgrade from Vista or do I/can I do a fresh install using the Windows 7 OEM operating system?

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by oldbaritone In reply to How do I use Windows 7 Pr ...

OEM versions usually have "upgrade" disabled.

Even if you paid for this software, it's probably not considered "legitimate" unless it was originally shipped with the laptop as part of a bundle with the machine.

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You will need to do a fresh install...

Doing a fresh install should not harm your warranty on your computer.
You will need to do a fresh install from Vista to Windows 7 though.

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