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Windows 7: Win 7 64 bit Upgrade Activation problem


26 Jul 2011   #1

Wim 7 Home 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 64 bit Upgrade Activation problem

Hi, I had a problem with a virus on my Win 7 Home 32bit pc and went for the reformat and a fresh install via the custom option, and at the same time I upgraded to a an i5 processor and mobo which meant going to th 64bit version.
But when I came to activate the install on line I got a message that the key is for an upgrade not a new install.
I used the same custom install process to go from XP to 7 32bit with out a problem.
So other than paying out for a new key can anybody offer any suggestions what to do now?

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26 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LegoTim View Post
Hi, I had a problem with a virus on my Win 7 Home 32bit pc and went for the reformat and a fresh install via the custom option, and at the same time I upgraded to a an i5 processor and mobo which meant going to th 64bit version.
But when I came to activate the install on line I got a message that the key is for an upgrade not a new install.
I used the same custom install process to go from XP to 7 32bit with out a problem.
So other than paying out for a new key can anybody offer any suggestions what to do now?
Welcome to the forum,

See if this helps, Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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