Vista to W7, ?? Just curious

By learninmypc ยท 4 replies
Jul 18, 2015
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  1. (HARDWARE?) I tried to click Create Thread & it told me to choose a prefix, that has never happened before)
    A friend has Vista on his desktop & was wondering how/if it is possible to put my W7 OS on his Vista.
    Of course he'd have to buy the disc(s) to do such if. TIA :) If it matters, I have RAID on my W7.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    History has shown this is doable, but most often successful when it's done as a clean install, ie, reformat the target HD and perform a fresh install - - you will need a new product key to activate the system (ie can't reuse yours).
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,719   +3,697

    If they are going to have to buy a disk, they might as well go ahead and buy Windows 10 instead.
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,671   +413

    So the product key(?) on his won't work?
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,671   +413

    That is why he & I got talking so he'd be able to upgrade for free. If it can't be done, no big deal. :)

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