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Can I install a copy of Windows 7 Upgrade on a new hard drive cause it says I need OEM is that true?

asked Aug 12 '12 at 19:50

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You cannot use a Windows 7 Upgrade on a computer unless a valid, activated copy of Windows XP, Vista or 7 is currently installed.

answered Aug 12 '12 at 19:58

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Tim Fontana

no not an up upgrade version you needa full install CD or the CD need a valad older windows version installed on the drive like install vista ..

answered Aug 12 '12 at 20:09

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if your old version of window is not a legal copy or coming up as valid, an upgrade will not work, you need an original copy with it's validation code.

answered Aug 13 '12 at 20:46

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Asked: Aug 12 '12 at 19:50

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Last updated: Aug 13 '12 at 20:46