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Windows 7: Windows 7 home premium

06 Aug 2012   #1
charisma

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 
Windows 7 home premium

This is my problem. Some time ago I bought Windows 7 home premium upgrade. I thought it was full but it wasn't. So the guy at the store said no problem. Just go to Microsoft sit and download the free trial and load it then when it come to puting in the key. Use the one in your upgrade box. Thats fine and it worked great. A couple years have passed and now I want it off my pc and on my mac. I went to Microsoft site and they no longer have a free trail of it now. What can I do now? Keep in mind my PC is not a store bought computer. I built it myself. so there is no recovery partition. HELP is greatly appreciated.


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06 Aug 2012   #2
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Hello Charisma ... follow the link carefully . It contains all the information relating to your situation.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Read the warning box very carefully.
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06 Aug 2012   #3
charisma

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

The only thing i have legal is the windows 7 upgrade disk. I had an illegal xp. but got rid of it and downloaded 7 trial.
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06 Aug 2012   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Then, IMO, you have no other way but getting a full version key .

Still, I am asking more opinions, please stay online.
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06 Aug 2012   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Archie is correct. Under the EULA you're required to have a Vista or XP license on hand to use Upgrade version.

When you boot the installer if it sees an underlying OS on the HD, it should allow use of Upgrade version key. If not it requires doing the workaround in the tutorial linked to activate Upgrade version on a cleaned or new HD.
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06 Aug 2012   #6
charisma

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Ok. How come I was able to download the free trial of 7 before and it worked?
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06 Aug 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is anothe opinion. Buy a legal copy of Windows 7 and do a clean install.
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06 Aug 2012   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by charisma View Post
Ok. How come I was able to download the free trial of 7 before and it worked?
I explained it above.

Because the installer saw an OS on the HD and allowed use of Upgrade version key during install.

To be legal your best bet is to ask a friend or relative or buy a cheap copy of XP/Vista on eBay. It doesn't even have to be installed as I also explain in my post above .
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06 Aug 2012   #9
charisma

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
 
 

Ok. Got it. thanks everyone.
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