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Windows 7: Windows Reinstall, wont take SP1 media refresh with original key

24 Dec 2013   #1
MoneyWonder

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Windows Reinstall, wont take SP1 media refresh with original key

Hello. Its that time of year where I would like to reinstall windows and reformat the SSD. I would like to save myself some time by getting a Win7 SP1 media refresh disc, but last time I tried that, it would not take the product key from my original disk. Any ideas? Or do I have a long day ahead of me?


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24 Dec 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you have an issue with a computer name giving an error? I understand that's what the Media Refresh version addresses. I don't know the answer to your question.
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24 Dec 2013   #3
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

1) Click Start, and in the Search box type: slui.exe 4

2) Next press the 'ENTER' key

3) Select your 'Country' from the list.

4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.

5) Stay on the phone (do not select/press any options) and wait for a person to help you with activation.

6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.
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24 Dec 2013   #4
MoneyWonder

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The problem is. I have an original Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Disc. However. I realise that you can obtain a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 media refresh disc. That should reduce install times. I tried burning the latter ISO onto a disc and tried installing with that. But I need a product key. It won't take my product key from my original disc.
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24 Dec 2013   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The w7 SP1 iso should work the same as a w7 SP1-U iso.
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24 Dec 2013   #6
MoneyWonder

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You don't seem to get it. I have the original disc. This is without sp1. Therefore if I try to use the updated ISO. It doesn't take the original key!
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24 Dec 2013   #7
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MoneyWonder View Post
You don't seem to get it. I have the original disc. This is without sp1. Therefore if I try to use the updated ISO. It doesn't take the original key!
You need to be more specific....exactly what error message do you get when you attempt activation?
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24 Dec 2013   #8
MoneyWonder

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I just get that it won't activate.
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24 Dec 2013   #9
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK. Is it installed and running under the 30 day grace period?
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24 Dec 2013   #10
MoneyWonder

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No. I haven't done the reinstall yet. But I want to make sure this is going to work before I do it
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