Well, it’s been done. It was said that it couldn’t be done, but we had to wait to find out. Well, it came fast! You can use your Windows 7 Upgrade disk to perform a clean install, rather than being forced to have Vista installed first.
It was the final unanswered question about Windows 7. But now, thanks to numerous reader reports and my own hands-on experience, I’m can now report that Microsoft is still making it difficult to clean install Windows 7 with Upgrade media. But fear not, there is some good news. While you can’t simply use Upgrade media to do a clean install of Windows 7 on an unused PC with a blank hard drive, the workaround this time is easier than ever. Assuming you know the trick.