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Windows 7: Cannot achieve WIndows 7 upgrade.

31 Dec 2011   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If you are having any problem with the MS usb tool you can try the shareware version of UltraISO

I've been that one for some time for flash drives with reliable results even with other OSs. That's another option available.


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01 Jan 2012   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baback View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Try this: Official ISO Downloads Windows 7 Professional x64 English

Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool

If Repair Install still fails, achieve a clean boot by unchecking everything in msconfig>Startup and >Services after Hiding All MS Services. Reboot to make sure nothing adds back in. Then try Repair Install. Startup Programs - Change

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The URL above for downloading W 7 pro is the same I used to redo my dvd, but the French version as my actual Windows is in French.
However, I will use your tool to redo it. I don't have great hopes, but we never know...
Official ISO Downloads
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01 Jan 2012   #13
Baback

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

Hi gregrocker,
I'll give it a try if the rest does not work.
Thanks.
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09 Jan 2012   #14
Baback

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

I was unable to create a dvd with this tool.The message being ''the dvd is not blank''.I tried different dvds, even on another computer, but always the same message,
After many tries, I finally succeeded with a USB stick.When I ran it ,I ended up with the same failure message.I really don't understand what's going on.
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09 Jan 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Please post back a screenshot of the error message you are getting, using Snipping Tool in Start Menu. Tell us exactly when it occurs.

Have you tried extracting the ISO files then rightclick Setup file to Run as Administrator?
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09 Jan 2012   #16
Baback

Windows 7 Pro SP1
 
 

The message I received is the same I posted on my first post. As this message is in French, I do not intend to screenshot it,unless you tell me you understand French. .

To recap, I remind you that my repair/install DVD once worked and that it stop working without any reason.The way I proceeded to recreate it is the same I used the first time.There is no administrator rights involved in this process, may I believe.
P.S. I receive a e-mail every time some one posts on this subject. I did not find how to stop that.Anyone can help on this too...?
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09 Jan 2012   #17
Planetspectra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Re-installing Windows 7 Upgrade on a new HDD activation?

Hi there

This a query to do with upgrade licenses.

I have just (due to HDD failure documented in another thread here) run a clean install of my Win7 Home Premium upgrade disc on a brand new HDD in my Vista PC. I hadn't appreciated this would be a problem when it came to activation as I thought I could input the key of my Vista license (that came with the PC when new) then my 7 license to prove I wasn't 'cheating'.

Do I have to re-format before installing Vista and then re-install 7 as an upgrade or is there some way I can prove to MS that I have a legit copy of both?

Thanks.
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09 Jan 2012   #18
gregrocker

 

Upgrade version hasn't prompted for qualifying OS key since XP. Nor do you have to have the qualifier installed to use Upgrade version. XP will not even install on some newer hardware.

Use the quick registry workaround given here to activate Win7 Upgrade version on new HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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09 Jan 2012   #19
Planetspectra

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Many thanks.
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09 Jan 2012   #20
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baback View Post
I was unable to create a dvd with this tool.The message being ''the dvd is not blank''.I tried different dvds, even on another computer, but always the same message,
After many tries, I finally succeeded with a USB stick.When I ran it ,I ended up with the same failure message.I really don't understand what's going on.
I think you are going to end up doing just one thing! That is perform a full clean install from scratch in order to resolve this. Once you have everything back on and running well the one lasting solution would be to simply create a full system image every so often keeping each newer one updated with new programs and files as well as updates.

Once finished with several tests with the backup option found in Windows and having restored an image back in October 2010 I'm still running on the same restoration here now in 2012 while keeping image backups frequently updated!

Restoring an image can be started while still booted in Windows or when booting off of a repair cd you can see created in the Backup & Restore section. And it works every time without fuss!
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