My system is currently running:
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
I'd like to move to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
I'd also like to be able to install Windows 7 Ultimate
from scratch at an unknown time in the future.
I don't have the OEM (Dell) version of Windows XP (32-bit) that was
originally, but I do have the media and keys from the
Vista Upgrade media that was used to upgrade from Windows XP to
Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
Can I do the upgrade with a full Windows 7 Ultimate package?
This is what I want to use:
GLC-00182 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
This is what would normally be used for the upgrade:
GLC-00184 Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
(Upgrade from XP or Vista),
but Microsoft has assured me that I won't be able to
do the installation to a new disk more than 5 years from
now because the OEM key, etc., from the original Windows XP
will not be supported.
I have to do an Upgrade, not an install from scratch at
this time. I don't feel like buying a GLC-00182 that
won't be able to "activate", or whatever now, and won't
be able to "activate" in the future when I might need to
(I can spend the US$100 extra for the full version with no
problem, but I don't feel like paying US$280 extra for
a full version that I won't be able to use on off
chance that I need to use.)