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Windows 7: A few questions for setting up my new SSD

12 Apr 2014   #21
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Was it an upgrade disc for going from Vista to Win 7.


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12 Apr 2014   #22
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

No it was a legit Windows 7 disc from Digital river when it came out, dated 2009
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12 Apr 2014   #23
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Well that is settled then. Do not reinstall at present. You could try phoning MS & get on to a person, not some automated activation device, & explain the problem.

As mentioned we need to get this sorted out, but in the meantime if you have to wait for normal office hours at MS, you may as well install all the updates as this takes a while.
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12 Apr 2014   #24
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Well that is settled then. Do not reinstall at present. You could try phoning MS & get on to a person, not some automated activation device, & explain the problem.

As mentioned we need to get this sorted out, but in the meantime if you have to wait for normal office hours at MS, you may as well install all the updates as this takes a while.
Hmm ok I will try tomorrow. Any suggestions on a good number to call?

So I can do the updates now without registering? I'll give it a try...
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13 Apr 2014   #25
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I can't help you with a phone number, I am in Australia.

Just to reiterate, are you sure that your Win 7 Professional is not an upgrade. The reason I ask is that it says so when you have just tried to activate it.

Often people start out with say Home Premium then at a later time they upgrade to Win 7 Professional & of course have a new activation key, but in reality it is an upgrade & not an original installation. That is why I am persisting here.
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13 Apr 2014   #26
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I can't help you with a phone number, I am in Australia.

Just to reiterate, are you sure that your Win 7 Professional is not an upgrade. The reason I ask is that it says so when you have just tried to activate it.

Often people start out with say Home Premium then at a later time they upgrade to Win 7 Professional & of course have a new activation key, but in reality it is an upgrade & not an original installation. That is why I am persisting here.
Well wait a second, the .iso I made from a download, maybe it's considered an upgraded copy?

Should I reinstall & format the SSD with my original win7 Pro cd & just do all of the upgrades?
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13 Apr 2014   #27
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

If you got the ISO from Digital River, it's a so-called full version that will install and activate on a brand new hard drive with no previous installation. You of course need a valid key.

You can try your original Win 7 Pro CD if you have a valid key for it.

Or you can call Microsoft, read them every 25 character Product Key you have, regardless of source, and let them tell you what you have, as opposed to what you think you have.
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13 Apr 2014   #28
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Well I have reached the end of what I can suggest at present. It may be best to wait until you can contact MS re the activation, rather than going ahead regardless.
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13 Apr 2014   #29
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

I know what I have but I think the problem came when I may have downloaded the wrong .iso from here Windows 7 Direct Download Links, Official Disk Images from Digital River

I downloaded the Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) X17-59186.iso

I am going to start over & use my original Windows 7 64 Professional disc I received with the key code that I have & know is right.

Should I do a format or anything before trying to reinstall or just load the other CD & let it format it as it re-installs?

Damn it I'm pissed I messed up this SSD already. Grrr I HATE IT work!
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13 Apr 2014   #30
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Just a quick note Johnny, if you decide to reinstall from your existing Pro 7 CD, please post back & we can advise you on setting up the BIOS for AHCI beforehand.

Changes can be made to have AHCI without having to reinstall, so don't do it just for that.
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