Hello and thank you for this forum.
I have a dell laptop with OEM Vista pre-installed with no discs supplied by Dell.
I do have a legible lable with product key on the machine.
I am installing a new harddrive and would like to upgrade to Windows 7 at the same time.
I do not intend to save any existing programs or files.
I have purchased the retail Home Premium Upgrade edition.
Will I be able to install Windows 7 with just my OEM Vista product key available?
Must I download and install a Vista OS first?
Will I be allowed to install the 64 bit version if my machine is capable?
Thanks for tips before I tear this thing apart!