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Windows 7: Repartition disk to allow upgrade, original vista disks lost

25 Nov 2011   #1

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 
Repartition disk to allow upgrade, original vista disks lost

I am preparing to upgrade from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional 32 bit, all my office 7 and vista original disks are lost. the disk partition shows that i need 16GB for the upgrade and available space is 11GB while i have enough disk space on the 2nd partition what to do?

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25 Nov 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Even if you run an in-place Upgrade you need to have all of your files and program installers backed up against faliure.

I would first audit my HD to read the installed Office and any other Product Keys: Belarc Advisor - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Then you can find an Office Installer for your same version to clean reinstall if necessary with the Product Key.

A simple guide to a successful in-place upgrade - Windows 7 Forums
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25 Nov 2011   #3

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

I need a way to increase my disk space to allow for the upgrade anyway as i can't get the product keys anymore. does the proposed link provide a way to obtain the product keys from my HDD so i can downlod them later and perhaps make a clean install?
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25 Nov 2011   #4
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Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you run this program, you will find all the product keys on your system: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
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25 Nov 2011   #5

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, will check it now
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25 Nov 2011   #6

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Xena, You could also try magic jelly bean KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean , another useful free program for finding product keys on your HDD
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25 Nov 2011   #7

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

Pebbly, does this new link apply to office 2007? as the other one does not!
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25 Nov 2011   #8

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

And what could i do to increase disk space by at least 7 GB to be on the safe side?
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25 Nov 2011   #9

Windows Vista business 32 bit
 
 

How reliable is this application it found the keys needed! but i had the following at the bottom of the screen found 169 keys location, 6 identified: the one am searching for are included!
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25 Nov 2011   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xena View Post
Pebbly, does this new link apply to office 2007? as the other one does not!
Yes it does , Belarc advisor should also find the office key (and other 3rdparty apps)
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