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 Post subject: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:59 am 
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Will I be able to use my Office Enterprise 2007 on the 7 system? I will be doing a clean install. It's on the same system, same hard drive, same everything, just a new OS.

Just wondering if MS will consider that a "new" PC and refuse to activate it.

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:59 pm 
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I would not recommend upgrading from XP Pro to Windows 7. As for the Office licensing, since it is a volume license, you'll find information about that here. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:07 pm 
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What would be the issue with the upgrade? I've ran the upgrade advisor and all of my hardware meets W7 system requirements.

It's a 3.2 GHz PC with 2 Gig of RAM and 256 MB of video RAM.

I have an exact duplicate of the machine running 7 Home, my wife's PC, and it seems to do well, except, that her PC has always had some sort of issue that makes it run slow no matter what OS it has had on it, even from the factory. I think it has some defect because my exact machine, from the box ran fine, and hers was slow from day 1.

Anyway, what would be my issue. I will be doing a clean install with Windows 7 on this machine.

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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:50 pm 
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What would be the issue with the upgrade?

I think it is a complete waste of money (XP is perfectly functional), and it will slow the system down significantly due to a much greater use of resources. Other than that I suppose it will be fine. <g> Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:05 pm 
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Oh, I see.

Yes, XP is completely functional.

I like to try up and coming things.

And, I have already bought 7.....so, now i need to make use of it, instead of letting it stay in the box.......<g>


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:47 pm 
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Its a good excuse to build a new pc...


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:15 pm 
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FatGuy wrote:
Its a good excuse to build a new pc...


Seconded! :)

If that W7 is still in shrink, might be able to get refund


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:09 am 
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It was out of the shrink the night I brought it home!


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Scott, I take it once opened it's non-returnable?


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 Post subject: Re: Upgrade from XP Pro to 7 Pro question
 Post Posted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:35 pm 
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I suppose that is up to the place of purchase. Scott.


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