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Default Upgrade and Number of Installs - 08-19-2009, 03:55 PM

When Windows 7 is released, will the upgrade version work with Windows XP. I know I need to do a fresh install, but is the upgrade valid for Windows XP users or only for Windows Vista users?

Also, I have 3 computers. Do I need to purchase licenses for each, or just the one?

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Default 08-19-2009, 04:33 PM

AFAIK, only Vista Users get upgrade pricing... and you need a license for each machine (technically speaking)

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Default 08-19-2009, 06:25 PM

XP users can purchase and use the upgrade, but the process for upgrading XP involves wiping the XP install and creating a new WIndows 7 install. There is a Settings and Files Transfer Wizard that helps with your personal files (and is really quite good), but you'll have to reinstall all your applications (and buy new anti-malware and some other apps).

Each upgrade is good for one PC only. Microsoft does offer a "family pack" at a discount.

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