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Has Windows 7 removed the "Install on top of a previous Windows" option?

Has Windows 7 removed the "Install on top of a previous Windows" option?

In the days of XP and Vista, a user can always install XP or Vista "on top of" the previous version Windows. So then all the settings and applications will work as before. The machine probably will run slower that way, since there was a lot of things that got installed previously.

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Guest [Entry]

To upgrade, you must start the Windows 7 installation from within a running (& compatible) copy of Vista. If you boot the CD you can only do a clean install.
Guest [Entry]

"From everything that I've heard/read there is an in place upgrade path for Vista to Windows 7. However, if you're coming from XP there is no in place upgrade option.

There is a migration assistant available for user profiles and settings. This won't migrate any programs that you have installed, you'll need to re-install after you've got Windows 7 up and running.

Take a look here for a run through on the settings migration process. Also take a look at this Lifehacker article, it also includes a link to an Ars Technica article on Upgrading to Windows 7."