Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown
On your first install do NOT enter the Serial Key Code & activate. Because you may have to do a second install overtop of the first one because of the upgrade check.
Is this referring to this part of the link you posted?..
Do a clean install
at boot without checking the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online
box during the installation process. 2.
When the installation is finished, then manually activate
Windows 7 with your product key number."
If so, got it!