Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Software and Operating Systems
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-18-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
Beta Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1
Default Win7 Starter upgrade

I'm considering buying a brand new, sealed, HP Mini Netbook (Model: 110-1125NR) from a friend, but it has Win7 Starter Edition on it. I know I can buy the upgrade from Microsoft to jump to a better version but I already have an unused retail copy of Win7 Ultimate, is it possible to upgrade using the retail disk without losing all the factory-installed software and drivers? Thanks.
__________________

GuppieXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
cboucher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 1,652
Default Re: Win7 Starter upgrade

I'm pretty sure it's possible so long as your 7 Ultimate DVD is a full version. But you're probably better off doing a clean install. The software that they bundle with new PCs is usually crap or trial versions. This is always the first thing I get rid of when I get a new PC.
__________________
But I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying real hard... to be the Shepherd.
cboucher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0