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XP In place Upgrade with XP upgrade disk?

Q: XP In place Upgrade with XP upgrade disk?

I'm doing an upgrade on one of my PC's, taking the guts from a PC with an OEM version of XP (Home, SP2) on it. Which means I'm going to have to do an in place upgrade of the OS.

The OEM PC didn't come with a CD, but I've got an upgrade disk which was used on and the product key activated for an old PC that I no longer use. So two questions:
Will an XP upgrade disk work for this? And is it a problem (i.e. legal) to use a disk that was previously activated on another PC that has gone the way of the dinosaur? I don't want to have to buy another copy of XP if I don't need to.

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Preferred Solution: XP In place Upgrade with XP upgrade disk?

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A: XP In place Upgrade with XP upgrade disk?

As long as XP is only in use on a single PC (ie: the old PC is not in use), then you are fine.

As to whether or not it will actually install, I'm not sure.
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Hi there First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows build in order to quot repair quot my "not space" enough In-Place Upgrade message with fails disk system there are some quirks I want to get rid off using a freshly created USB as per description but it fails with the message quot make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC quot rough translation from german see attached screenshot without any further information It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install i e with keeping data and apps or without and then back into the above mentioned error message In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space" This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available My C partition where windows resides on is GB large and has currently over GB of free space available The system partition that is supposed to be MB is still MB I read something about this potentially being reduced to MB by other tools I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool reinstalled it now after several tries with no success I have disabled i e fully decrypted the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks My partitions as seen from quot Mini Tool Partition Wizard quot and quot Disk Manager quot Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space" message on what or where is missing regarding disk space Thanks in advance for your help Mark

A:In-Place Upgrade fails with message "not enough disk space"

Hi, Mark and welcome to Ten Forums.
Have you tried to mount the ISO in File Explore, instead if using an USB stick?
I just download the current ISO here: Windows 10 ISO , mount it in File Explorer and run the setup.exe.
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A:Overlay/repair/in place upgrade - no "upgrade" option

Hello fxdmusic Welcome to the Seven Forums! No upgrade to repair option?

Well I won't recommend a repair of the present installation but seeing a fresh copy of 7 go on and grabbing SP1 required if you are planning to move onto to W10! Presently I have a working dual boot of both 7 and 10 across two separate hard drives where the second first seeing a clone of the previous 7 host drive now set as the second in 10's BCD boot order had failed on the spot to see the upgrade go on! What?

Following the failed first few attempts where the clone was thought to be the problem preventing the upgrade from completion when just after the first restart once the setup files had been copied to the drive from the usb installation key the Media Creation tool first used and later a 3rd party program for seeing another iso single not combination 32/64bit for 10 Pro that went onto a 16gb flash drive but seeing both 32bit and 64bit downloads the 32bit for a planned VM project later it wasn't either usb key or the second fresh install of 7 to the second drive.

But?! it was discovered that two storage and backup drives were what were seeing the newer version's boot files and temporary set up folders placed on them! Do you have any other hard drives internal or external plugged in while trying to upgrade? Unplug those before trying again!

Before I ended up taking a good look at the clean install guide seen at Ten Forums one of the other sites seen at Windows 10 Tutorials[2]=Installation%20and%20Setup where you will find a list of guides there for clean install, upgrade install, how to download and save 10 as an ISO image file, how to make up the usb key, etc. I had even tried seeing the upgrade go over the host drive's original 7 installation there but glad it failed before realizing having any non OS drives plugged during the upgrade or clean install process was a disaster in the making!

One other recommendation for you would be to get over to TF there for additional help as well as review of the guides since that forum is intended for 10 support. I think you will find that a good number of people have found themselves in familiar circumstances when trying to get 10 to go on!
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No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.
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A:Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk


You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

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A:In place upgrade help

Were you upgrading xp 32 or 64-bit? Which programs are causing problems?
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A:In-place upgrade?

I have heard horror stories that the process took hours, that it imported garbage from vista ... in short, it didnt save any time....
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A:32 bit to 64 Bit in place upgrade ?

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A:In place upgrade

What do you mean by Inplace upgrade?
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A:In place upgrade ?

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A:Successful 'In Place' upgrade RC -to - RTM

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A:In Place Upgrade (What will it fix and what it wont)

Hi Supertaquito,

I think you might have a couple of options available to you.

To your question, have a look at the below links and see if there's anything that helps.

If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it. Refreshing your PC fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps.

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A:Error during in-place Upgrade

Hey Greg,

From what I read about that error number, it appears to be related to not having permission. Some have it related to being blocked by a AV or firewall program.

I extracted the ISO to another partition than the one being installed to using step 2 in OPTION TWO below. It was pretty darn fast.
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A:In Place Upgrade (What will it fix and what it wont)

Hi Supertaquito,

I think you might have a couple of options available to you.

To your question, have a look at the below links and see if there's anything that helps.

If you're having problems with Windows 10 on your PC, you can try to refresh, reset, or restore it. Refreshing your PC fixes software problems by reinstalling the OS while preserving the user data, user accounts, and important settings. All other preinstalled customizations are restored to their factory state. In Windows 10, this feature no longer preserves user-acquired Windows apps.

How to Refresh Windows 10
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A:Vista In-Place Upgrade

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You can and should make a clean install with the upgrade DVD. This is how.
Clean Install From Upgrade Vista
Visit the Seven upgrade advisor and see if you are ready for Seven. If you are you can install Vista.
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A:cannot do an in-place upgrade on my. Windows seven PC

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Or in Control Panel/Programs and Features?

Do you reject the idea of a clean Windows install?
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A:Carrying-out a in-place install/upgrade

Sounds like you may be trying to install original windows 7 media on to a system that has already been updated with SP1 (service pack 1)
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A:Advice Please on in place Upgrade/Repair

You don't have to uninstall them. It said it may not work. Do the repair and, if it doesn't work, then uninstall and reinstall.
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A:In-place upgrade windows 7 64 bit ultimate sp1

I just read about Windows Easy Transfer but I only found a vista/ xp download.. could this combined with a clean install be my answer? I want to maintain functionality over ALL my games, and if possible programs too.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report

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A:Solved: In Place Upgrade Question
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A:XP Home in place upgrade, now will not boot

That message refers to your CD...indicates (to me) an error reading the line cited, for whatever reason.

I'd check the CD for cleanliness/scratches and try it again, after using plain water and a soft cotton cloth to clean the CD. Use vertical or horizontal strokes when drying, do not use circular or oval motions.

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A:In-place upgrade using full version?

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums

Whilst the ability to install fresh from an upgrade disk is doubtful the ability to perform an upgrade from a full Windows 7 disk is well proven.

Check the tutorials section here for various options
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A:in-place upgrade vs. clean install

It's pretty simple, not very quick though.

I just installed Win7 Pro 64bit on my wifes machine which had Vista Pro 64bit. It took about 2 hours for the install to complete the upgrade.

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Is the in-place upgrade to Windows 7 possible with

a) retail versions
b) OEM / OSB / SB version?

Or do I have to buy this special "upgrade version"?

I only get contradictorily information (very frustrating!) and need advice from your side.

Thanks a lot!


P.S. Yes, I know about the pros and cons in general regarding in-place upgrade vs. clean installation

A:In-place upgrade with retail / OEM / OSB / SB versions?

Yes, in-place upgrade is possible using full retail, or from manufacturer's OEM. Builders OEM is installed to new hardware and then locked in place, but qualify as an upgradable OS to a higher version.

Most economical of course is the Upgrade version, even installed to new HDD as long as you have the qualifying XP/Vista to back it up in case of future elevation to MS phone activation person (rare) during reinstall. But making a Win7 Backup Image makes reinstalls never again necessary.

Hope this answers your question. If not, everything is parsed here: What Microsoft won't tell you about Windows 7 licensing | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report |
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A:In place upgrade on Toshiba laptop

Hi... I have got 2 Toshiba (netbook and a laptop) the net book came with the useless Windows7 starter.. I have upgradrd to Ultimate without any problems .
You will find a facility on your toshiba will enable you just to enter the license key and it is done ..I forgot what is it called but I will look for it .
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A:In-place upgrade - XP to 10 without losing the apps

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Unfortunately, you can't do an in-place upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium to anything other than Windows 7 Home Premium. For more information, see the two links below.
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A:A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade

Thank you, Kari, for taking the time in an attempt to help everyone who have not taken advantage of the greatest OS, to date.

I know that I felt a bit intimidated when I installed Windows 7 and your guide would have helped me, too.
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Version = 1511
Build = 10586.494

Good enough.

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The download shows "Win10_1511_2_English_x64.iso" as the file. How do I check to see if this ISO matches my Build???



A:Repair via In-Place Upgrade: getting the right Version and Build ISO?

Originally Posted by iamc3k

The download shows "Win10_1511_2_English_x64.iso" as the file. How do I check to see if this ISO matches my Build???



Easiest way is to mount the ISO file and run setup.exe in the virtual DVD that appears. If it goes straight into the upgrade choices screen then you have the correct ISO. If it asks you for a product key at any time, then you probably don't have the correct ISO and cancel the install by closing that window.

The ISO files provided by Microsoft do not include the most current cumulative updates. The in-place repair install will roll you back to a previous build. Windows Update will then pull the cumulative update to bring it back to 10586.494.
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Hi Gumby,

Follow this article. Icon Cache - Rebuild
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Hi ,

I want to do a repair install of windows 10 ( new 1607) with an in-place upgrade using DVD media ( .iso 1607 , engl/us ,all the same ) because of corrupted files although windows operation so far is good .
sfc /scannow ,
command prompt > DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth ,
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couldn't repair .
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Thanks in advance

A:Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

Hello babis49,

Your sign in settings should remain the same after doing a repair install.

Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

If it doesn't for some reason, you can always set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup again.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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As far as I know, iTunes will work after the upgrade just fine. It is advised that you use the "Deauthorize computer" function in iTunes before upgrading, and then you can reauthorize when the upgrade is complete.
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A:SFC /SCANNOW fails, also will not perform an in place upgrade..

Hello nsomniac and welcome to Seven Forums.

Until someone else comes along who can look through the CBS log, have you ruled out all hardware issues?
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Hello, Dmak welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can not in-place upgrade Vista Home Premium to Seven Professional. From Vista Home Premium you can in-place upgrade to Seven Home Premium or Seven Ultimate; in-place upgrade to Seven Professional is possible only from Vista Business.

In this post you can find a chart about various in-place upgrade options. This tutorial shows then how to do in-place upgrade.

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Any chance you have a NVIDIA Graphics card ?
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Hello mate.

Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

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A:PC upgrade--Need Ideas (couldnt find a better place to post)

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Please use this tutorial by Brink to help you completely fill in your System Specs.

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Since it seems I cannot modify/change a post I reply to my own post now.....

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A:Vista SP2 will not Install(error 0x80070002),In Place Upgrade Repair Install

Hello Steven, and welcome to Vista Forums.

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A:Can You Use the Upgrade Disk Again

Quote: Originally Posted by Shine

Alright here is the situation. I bought two Windows 7 upgrade disks and upgraded both of my computers to Windows 7 (one from the RC and one from XP).

One of the computers is a new home built i7 rig and everything runs great and it has no problems. The older one seems to be having some problems with some failing hardware and is really in need of big update.

So I was thinking of building another computer instead of replacing a bunch of parts on it. If I go this route and build another computer will I be able to use my upgrade disk again or will I have to buy another one since it was already activated?


Hi shine and welcome

you can use the current disk but it may not activate online and may require a phone call to MS.

Good luck

Ken J+
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Originally Posted by AlexH

Question - Can I now use a French Vista Upgrade disk to change the OS to French Vista or can this only be used to upgrade from XP/2000?

Yes you can!
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Just Copy his/her DVD...

The Windows Disc has no protections on it so it really is that simple

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Having another drive is always a good idea, for backing up your files and system image for example, in case of HDD failure.

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Message was edited by: rajamani.kandasamy

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If I wanted to know...I would just try it.

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A:Schools Agreement upgrade disk

First, as you learned, there is not a direct "UPGRADE" path from XP to Win 7.

I'm having a little difficulty with what you want to do.

Do you desire to install Win 7 on one or many computers?

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Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

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A:For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

Quote: Originally Posted by grouchpunk08

I've seen some conflicting responses and many people worried about whether or not an upgrade disk is good enough for them to buy. I'm not going to cover installing win7 unactivated and then upgrading from that, because that will more than likely work, I'll just tell you what I learned.

I called Microsoft a few minutes ago, and they said that yes clean install is the recommended way of installing from an upgrade disk. In the setup you can format the partition of the previous OS and perform clean install. Also, you don't necessarily need the previous OS installed. They told me that you can Start the process, and if there is no previous OS installed on your system, then it will simply ask you to insert the previous OS's DVD, and that is enough to confirm that you do have the previous OS. Doing even doing this will ensure that the upgrade activation key will still work. They also told me that upgrading goes Pro to Pro or Ultimate, Home premium to Home premium or ultimate, and ultimate to ultimate.

Just posting this because so many people are having questions about it, including me before I called Microsoft.

If I read that correctly (and you translated what you heard correctly ), that would mean that the whole "double-install" process is not necessary. Wouldn't that be cool! Worst case, you slick the HDD and do it the second way - insert the disk from the previous version. Tooooo cool!
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I'm a tech who uses Win98SE and Win2000 Pro, but without the experience to advise this particular user, I thought I'd come and ask the experts.

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A:Non activated OEM upgrade disk win7

I notice Acer is sending clean copies of Win7 upgrade with keys attached, then another disk with drivers/apps which is surprisingly bloat-free.

It would be interesting to know if the keys are OEM coded to the Vista OEM being upgraded.

It seems highly unlikely that MS would allow manufacturers to mail out free Upgrade copies with no OEM restrictions on the key. But I'll bet that there are some who are testing it already.
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Please point me to a thread if I missed it ...

I have Vista Ultimate installed today. I intend on buying Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade. I would like to install 7 on a new WD Caviar Black I just ordered as a clean install.

1) Is this possible or will Win 7 flag this as a new install because of the new HD and not let me proceed since I plan on buying an upgrade disk?
2) If not, what options do I have?
3) If I can do this, can I plug my old drive in as Drive D: or E: to transfer the data over?

Thanks in advance,

A:Clean install, new HD, from upgrade disk

You won't be able to install from the upgrade disc unless a previous version of the OS is installed and Activated. That is my understanding until I hear from somebody with the actual media who can say otherwise.

Yes, you can plug in your old drive as a secondary drive and copy over your data.
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I feel like I'm missing a very basic step but I'm stumped. Any help greatly appreciated.


A:Solved: Trying to reinstall W7 from Upgrade Disk

I checked the boot priority in my BIOS and changed the boot priority to CDROM first and my problem is solved.

Here is the article that explained the solution:
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A:Clean Install win 7 using upgrade disk

Unplug the other HD to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to the target HD. Everything you need to get and keep a perfect install is in the blue link, including the latest official Installer.

If this is a reinstall of the licensed version which came with the PC use the Product Key on the COA sticker pictured in the tutorial. If it's an Upgrade version of an older OS and there's no OS on the target HD for the installer to see when booted to do the install, then leave the key blank during install and afterwards do the quick Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

After install plug other HD back in to copy over your files, then delete the old Win7 partition in Disk Mgmt after Marking Partition Inactive, or wipe the HD to get it cleanest with Diskpart Clean Command
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I do have a recovery disc from HP, but I *really* don't want all of their crapware on my computer. Using the recovery is the worst possible scenario in this situation
Thanks in advanced!


A:Fresh Install with an Upgrade Disk

Hello GreenKman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you can.

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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Point to note
i have vista ult' 64bit
his upgrade disc is vista home 32bit

A:Solved: vista upgrade disk

He can use the upgrade disk so long as he has the media (CD) from the former operating system that he can insert when asked to prove that he is actually upgrading from something.

Why would you not install his version in case he decides to keep it?

If the machine comes with recovery disks and has a recovery partition, any changes to the partitions, or installing Vista to the machine, will make recovery back to XP difficult or impossible.