Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download

14 May 2011   #1

Win7 64bit
Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download

Hi. I download Windows 7 Professional from my local college's partnership with MSDNAA. I try to install the upgrade but my comp states that I cannot use this upgrade with the Anytime Upgrade. I try to do a manual install straight from the CD but it says I have a incorrect product code. I've done this exact process before with XP from the same vendor and it installed fine. What gives? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You may have to ask the "local" college's partnership with MSDNAA ... are you a student?

I try to do a manual install straight from the CD but it says I have a incorrect product code.
This is not a CD ... it's an .ISO file
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2011   #3


Are you booting the DVD following these illustrated steps? Clean Install Windows 7

If you burned it yourself, did you confirm the ISO integrity and use an image burner like ImgBUrn at slow 4x speed with Verify? ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

You can also write the ISO to a flash stick to try install. Load the ISO and select Win7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download-capture.png

If you wiped the HD, leave the Product Key blank until after install then do the quick registry workaround given here to activate Upgrade version on cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Do I need to download driver or update Bios after upgrading new PSU?
I was getting a system crash with my new GTX 770 when I had a 600w PSU with 34amps on the rail. So I upgraded my PSU to 750w (CX750M) with 62amps on the rail. The GTX 770 requires that it has 42amps. So my 62amps is enough. But I'm still getting system crashes when playing a game. Any...
Hardware & Devices
Upgrading from Win7 home to Win7 professional
Yayy, I finally bought myself a laptop. Not quite the one I wanted but close enough to keep me happy. HP dv6 pavillion AMD Phenom II N930 Quad-Core Processor 2.00 GHz 4.00GB Dual Channel DDR3 RAM HP 1440 (Socket S1G4) motherboard 64 bit OS ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 AMD M880G with ATI...
Installation & Setup
MSDNAA Windows 7 issue - Help please:(
So here's the deal. I recently downloaded Winds 7 Professional from MSDNAA, but the download randomly stopped half way through and told me it was finished, but it only had about 1GB out of 3GB downloaded. I burned it to a disc and the weird thing is on the disc it shows up as 3GB, but when I tried...
General Discussion
MSDNAA & Windows 7
im downloading Windows 7 Professional (x86) - DVD through MSDNAA. my question is, is does this version only support 32 bit or does it support 64 bit also, since its win7 Pro i thought it might support both but im not sure.
General Discussion
Activation problem with MSDNAA key
I got a key from MSDNAA and installed it in my laptop. I had another laptop with a better HDD so i switched them. So my activated windows gone to the other laptop. Then i formated both and installed windows on my laptop with the new HDD, but now i can't activate it, it shows this ...
Windows Updates & Activation
MSDNAA Version ?
Hello, Anyone knows which version of Windows 7 will be released on MSDNAA (professional, enterprise, ultimate ?!) Thanks.
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:14.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App