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7 home premium upgraded from vista home premium. now can I upgrade again?


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#1
hey everyone.

i have a dell inspiron laptop that i bought in 2009 that came with windows vista home premium 64 bit.

when vista support went away, i upgraded to windows 7 home premium 64 bit and it went pretty smooth.

then i had a virus that put a period at the end of the registry for the "explorer.exe." which caused the windows to load a blank black screen on start up. so I thought my laptop was a toast and bought a new hp laptop.

then that had to get service about a month ago, so i started to looking into fixing my old windows 7 machine. i was able to find a post about the corrupted registry entry and was able to resurrect my windows 7 by deleting the spurious period at the end.

and now that the support for the 7 is going away, i would like to look into the option of upgrading this windows 7 laptop that was upgraded from vista to windows 8.1

is that advisable?

last time i was able to find a downloadable image of windows 7 from microsoft website, and then buy an activation key on ebay for cheap. but i'm not having the same luck at the moment.

any suggestions would be welcome.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7 upgraded from windows vista
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    dell
    CPU
    core2duo 2ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
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#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7 upgraded from windows vista
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    dell
    CPU
    core2duo 2ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
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#4
No difference. If you already have Windows 7 installed, its history doesn't matter, like was it installed on clean PC or upgraded from XP or Vista. It's Windows 7 now, it can be upgraded to 8.1 directly with keeping only the user files, or via the intermediate upgrade to 8 if you need to keep not only docs, but also all settings and installed programs.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i7-6700 (Skylake)
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Gene
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus GeForce 1050 Ti, 4 GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Philips 235PQ
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 (FHD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 950 Pro, 512 GB

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#5
Each version can be upgraded to the next. The fact that you started out with Vista is irrelevant now you have upgraded to W7. That can be upgraded to 8 or 10.

I had a dead XP machine with installed software I wanted to keep, the only working part left was its HDD. I took an image of that and restored it to a VM. I then successfully upgraded it in stages: first XP > Vista, then Vista > W7, finally W7 > W10.
 

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System One

  • OS
    8.1
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Hyper-V
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#6
ok thanks everyone. i'll go look into upgrading to windows 10 now
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7 upgraded from windows vista
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    dell
    CPU
    core2duo 2ghz
    Memory
    4 gig
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#8
thank you. doing this right now on my hp laptop using a remote desktop app, trustviewer. i love having two computers with a remote desktop app. not sure if trustviower is reputable though. so far so good.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 7 upgraded from windows vista
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    dell
    CPU
    core2duo 2ghz
    Memory
    4 gig

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