1.    29 Aug 2015 #1
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    MS Windows 10 Pro - Perm Activation of 10585

    Family Pack 3X Windows 7 Home Premium, Upgrade Windows Vista


    I have really found that the Windows Ten Forums users really know how to help others and here is my question.

    Some years ago I wanted to purchases a family pack 3X of Windows 7, and I purchased (sealed package) the one I have in my hand but it was never used. Since it says "upgrade designed Windows Vista" I was told later that it would not upgrade anything other than Windows Vista. and I did not have an OS running Vista at the time.... because I was running UNIX and Windows X at home on other systems. I had opened it and the store said I could not return it... so I have kept it all these years,.

    It has the upgrade DVD for Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and a upgrade DVD for Windows 7Home Premium 64-bit inside the package. I do not remember what I paid for it at the time. Each DVD says "Includes Windows Anytime Upgrade" and "The program will search your system to confirm your eligibility for this upgrade." and this package still has the original Microsoft Yellow sticker with the Product Key.

    So my questions now is. what is this purchase good for at this time, and is it possible to start and load a Windows 7 MS with what I have without upgrading a Vista OS? Can this be used by someone who has a computer to start and load OS 7 and then later upgrade to Windows 10?

    Thanks for your time, and all you assistance in the past. I do appreciate it. be safe. Cliff M.
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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing

    All the Information you need is Here ... Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Help Forums

    as far as I remember there were not any Vista only upgrades in the retail channel, and not many of the OEM, (free upgrade for copies of vista on hardware sold as windows 7 went live)

    You may find that a valid XP key will be acceptable
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  3.    29 Aug 2015 #3
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Here were the methods to do clean installs with the Windows 7 upgrade disks:
    Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from SuperSite for Windows

    So, you basically have 3 Windows 7(s) that can be installed and then upgraded to Windows 10.
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  4.    30 Aug 2015 #4
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    I have the same family pack and upgraded from xp to windows 7 Premuim with no trouble..
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  5.    31 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsherman View Post
    I have the same family pack and upgraded from xp to windows 7 Premuim with no trouble..
    Thanks so much to all. be safe.. Cliff
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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dsherman View Post
    I have the same family pack and upgraded from xp to windows 7 Premuim with no trouble..
    Thanks so much for telling me. I am keeping mine..... never used.. thanks for your post.. Cliff M.
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    All the Information you need is Here ... Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Help Forums

    as far as I remember there were not any Vista only upgrades in the retail channel, and not many of the OEM, (free upgrade for copies of vista on hardware sold as windows 7 went live)

    You may find that a valid XP key will be acceptable
    Barman58

    Thanks for your comments and info. I am learning more everyday.. be safe... Cliff M.
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