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Old 08-25-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Student Upgrade

Before I graduated this spring I picked up a student upgrade copy for Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

My current OS is XP professional 32-bit. I'm building a new computer with all new hardware and plan on doing a clean install. I'm fairly new to building a totally new computer and the tech people from the school told me I would install XP, then use the CD to upgrade to windows 7.

My question: In the end would my computer run better having a new version of windows 7 vs. XP upgrade to windows 7? If using the 'upgrade' route is going to bog my computer down I'd be tempted to just get a full copy of windows 7.
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Old 08-25-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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I don't think you're going to see a performance difference by going clean install vs. XP Upgrade. Save some money and go the upgrade route.

My reason for saying the upgrade shouldn't show a noticeable difference in performance is, I upgraded from Vista to Win7 and it was honestly the best installation that I've had, had it for a while before I had to resintall due to doing stupid stuff in the registry among other things...
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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Infection, thanks for the input and fast response. You did the same with my other thread
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You can't upgrade from XP to Windows 7. You would have to install Vista Ultimate 64 bit in order to be able to use the upgrade you have.
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