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Windows 7: Using Family Upgrade pack on different computers...

20 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Using Family Upgrade pack on different computers...

I plan on upgrading three computers to Windows 7 with the Family Home Premium 3-pack upgrade.

My question is regarding the XP versions they will be replacing.

2 of these licenses are a multi-license serial key from a former job that has since shut down. Myself, and 2 other IT guys have been using the serial ever since on our personal computers. It was a 100-license serial key or something like that. At this point, maybe 3-5 licenses are actually being used between us.

The 3rd of these computers is an Acer Desktop that had WinXP already installed on it.

Is there any reason I can't use the three copies of Windows 7 upgrade on these three machines? My main questions are about the multi-user serial, if that would cause any problems, and also that 2 are one serial number, and the other is a 3rd unrelated one.

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20 Nov 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

The upgrade versions do not check for XP serial key codes

Have a look at this tutorial



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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20 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
The upgrade versions do not check for XP serial key codes

Have a look at this tutorial



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Very helpful information. So it's basically on the "honor system" correct?

This kind of puts my fears of complication to rest.
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiltrip View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
The upgrade versions do not check for XP serial key codes

Have a look at this tutorial



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Very helpful information. So it's basically on the "honor system" correct?

This kind of puts my fears of complication to rest.

Yes, basically they want you to say you are a fomer user of a previous valid version & not just a first time user of Windows.
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20 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skiltrip View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
The upgrade versions do not check for XP serial key codes

Have a look at this tutorial



Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Very helpful information. So it's basically on the "honor system" correct?

This kind of puts my fears of complication to rest.
Yes, basically they want you to say you are a fomer user of a previous valid version & not just a first time user of Windows.
Excellent. All I'm interested in is doing a clean 64bit installation. Looks like I can just boot from the 64bit install disk and do the deed. Thanks again for the quick response. This is my first thread (and my first posts) but might become a regular pretty quickly!
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20 Nov 2010   #6

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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.
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20 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
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?..

"1. 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!
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20 Nov 2010   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Have you bought the 3 pack yet ?

On Sale at TigerDirect $149.99

Family Pack-XP 32 Bit to WIndows 7 64 bit
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20 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Have you bought the 3 pack yet ?

On Sale at TigerDirect $149.99

Family Pack-XP 32 Bit to WIndows 7 64 bit
Actually just got it from newegg.com for $129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116775
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20 Nov 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello skiltrip, welcome to Seven Forums!



Here is something that has come up lately as a work-around, instead of a second install, after the first install has completed; in an elevated command window type ...

slmgr -upk

then slmgr.vbs -ipk leave a space and enter the product key and hit <enter>

then slmgr.vbs -ato <enter>
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