I'm running XP Pro on my Toshiba laptop that I'm going to upgrade to Win 7 very soon.
The laptop came with Vista pre-installed but had a downgrade option to XP Pro which I exercised. There was no installation media, just a recovery disk builder which if memory serves me correctly I used to burn both Vista and XP recovery/installation disks.
I'll be purchasing a retail Win Pro 7 Upgrade.
According to this page under Currently running Windows XP
Customers with Windows XP can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions but must back up their files, clean install, and then reinstall their applications.
I have no other option but to do a clean install (fine by me).
During this clean install will the Win 7 installer ask me for my original media? If so will my burnt recovery disks satisfy the requirement?