TH3 M35514H
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Student offer for Windows 7 Professional: Will I be able to install Windows 7 on a blank Partition?

I have a copy of Windows XP on one partition, and would like to be able to install Windows 7 on another partition, so that I can dual boot. Is this possible?
Carey Frisch
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The student windows 7 version available thru www.win741.com is the FULL VERSION. 

The OFFICIAL answer:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Windows 7 Online store.

We understand that you are interested to purchase Windows 7 Upgrade
through our online store.

We apologize for the confusion.

The Windows 7 offered in this promotion is a full version. You can
install this product even though you do not have a previous Operating System installed in your computer
or if you want to make a multi boot using Windows 7. The "Upgrade" included in the product name is just
because Windows 7 is the latest Operating System Windows developed.

Sincerely,
Joanna A.
Windows 7 Offer online store
Customer Service


Carey Frisch
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Andre Da Costa
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In order to install the upgrade version of Windows 7, you must have a qualifying Windows operating system installed and activated.  You cannot install an upgrade version of Windows 7 on a blank hard drive.  The installation procedure does not ask you to insert a Windows disc in the drive for verification, the actual qualifying operating system must be installed.

    If you do not have a qualifying Windows operating system installed with a genuine license activated, then you cannot use the upgrade version of Windows 7 - you would need a "full version" Windows 7 license.

    In summary:

       1. A qualifying Windows operating system must be installed.
       2. The qualifying Windows operating system must have a genuine license (product key) and it must be activated.
       3. To upgrade, boot to the qualifying Windows desktop, insert the Windows 7 Upgrade disc in the DVD drive.
       4. When the setup menu appears, select Custom (advanced) to initiate a clean install procedure.

You should be able to repair the installation if your install does crash. I would suggest you create a System Image (backup) of your Windows 7 installation after installing Windows 7 to save you the trouble if your computer does crash in the future.
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Carey Frisch
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Carey Frisch replied on
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The student windows 7 version available thru www.win741.com is the FULL VERSION. 

The OFFICIAL answer:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for choosing Windows 7 Online store.

We understand that you are interested to purchase Windows 7 Upgrade
through our online store.

We apologize for the confusion.

The Windows 7 offered in this promotion is a full version. You can
install this product even though you do not have a previous Operating System installed in your computer
or if you want to make a multi boot using Windows 7. The "Upgrade" included in the product name is just
because Windows 7 is the latest Operating System Windows developed.

Sincerely,
Joanna A.
Windows 7 Offer online store
Customer Service


Carey Frisch
Windows Expert - Consumer
Andre Da Costa
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Carey, amazing, thanks for this bit of information and enlightenment.
Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com
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Carey Frisch
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Your welcome, Andre!  Keep up the good work!
Carey Frisch
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Andre Da Costa
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Your welcome, Andre!  Keep up the good work!
Carey Frisch

Thank you and same to you :)

Andre Da Costa http://adacosta.spaces.live.com http://www.activewin.com
techingiteasy.wordpress.com
Windows Expert - Consumer