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I used the one i bought and it had the issue of not being able to update. I troubleshooted the issue using the guides on the forums and it didn't change. Basically no matter what I do the update files end up corrupted before actually applying, or so it would seem. It has been about two years since then so I don't remeber the code exactly though running update would produce it if i tried now. The guide to fix that problem according to the error code had me stop a service, delete the update files, then restart the service(if I remember correctly).
When troubleshooting failed I tried with a friends copy and my serial, because maybe the copy I got was faulty. The problem persisted. I downloaded a copy from the forums, burned it and tried that way still no love. The only things I haven't replaced since then are my motherboard and cpu so possibly they have something to do with it, but cannot afford that atm and I was told that microsoft has gone money hungry and limited use to one motherboard so I am hesitant to do that even if I could afford it. I have lived with it for so long now, it doesn't bother me.
Ultimately it just makes it like using win 98 where crashes are a fact of life.
I have found that if it gets too bad a fresh install alleviates it so I just format and reinstall every now and again.
** my bad forgot to actually answer the question properly. Yes I always format before reinstalling. The harddrive isn't even the same now as the original harddrive so errors on the disk are a pretty low chance.
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|16 Aug 2013||#12|
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Dolphin if you have the activation code for either copy try this if you haven't already
Clean Install Windows 7
I don't know which one you are going to use but in any case whatever you put on the machine is tied to that motherboard if it an OEM. At least this way you avoid the DVD. But be sure to get the correct version form the ISO list ones with an "N" behind them do not have WMP and make sure it has SP1..
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