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Can you do a Full Install with Windows 7 Upgrade Media?

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You can do a Full install if you only have the Upgrade media. Microsoft says you can't, but the following link explains otherwise.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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It sounds like for some people it just works, however for others you have to go through the same hacks you had to do with Vista, such as installing a "trial" version, and then upgrading your trial. There is a nice guide at the Windows SuperSite with a bunch of things to try.

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