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Windows 7: Tried installing over Primary partition

20 Mar 2012   #21
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
If your happy, I`m happy

Is it running ok ? Booting ok ??

Although I don`t think the recovery partition should be marked active. Guys ???
That is another 'Dell special'. It is actually smart - saves them another primary partition (the traditional 100MBsystem partition) and there is a lot of room for double/triple booting BCDs - especially those big Windows8 BCDs.


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20 Mar 2012   #22
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If the Disk Check keeps running at reboot then I would test the HD using maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan, then run Disk Check from System Recovery Options Command Line.

Unless Updates delivers a newer driver or other problems arise I think you're OK with the Display driver as long as you have it installed and it isn't using the placeholder Standard VGA driver which is isn't.

What you do need is to go to the Dell Support Downloads webpage for your tag number, look for the USB controller in the Driver downloads list for your version of Win7. If it isn't broken out then download and install the latest Chipset.

Then go back to top of the steps I've been giving you and check off each one to make sure they are complete, asking back any questions if needed.
First, I left it running for a while and came back and it woke with a move of the mouse. That's reashuring!
Secondly, I've upgraded to Win7 Ult x64 (not Dell supported) from Win7 Home Premium x64. Will it matter for the USB controller?
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20 Mar 2012   #23
gregrocker

 

How did you activate the Upgrade? Did you run an Anytime Upgrade you didn't tell us about yet?

You know that you cannot activate Ultimate with the Home Premium Product Key on COA sticker, right?

The 64 bit drivers are the same for both versions.
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20 Mar 2012   #24
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
How did you activate the Upgrade? Did you run an Anytime Upgrade you didn't tell us about yet?

You know that you cannot activate Ultimate with the Home Premium Product Key on COA sticker, right?

The 64 bit drivers are the same for both versions.
I DID activate Anytime Upgrade last July when I initially started using 7 Ult. A friend, who lives around the corner and works in IT, gave me a flash drive with an .ISO for Win 7 Ult. I didn't know about not being able to activate it because he didn't say. Should I NOT have done so?
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20 Mar 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

If you activated Ultimate using Anytime Upgrade you had to use a Product Key, not just the installer. Did you buy an Anytime Upgrade Ultimate key?

If so you need to reinstall Home Premium and then insert the Ultimate key in Anytime Upgrade to unlock the few extra features which are hardly worth the money unless you KNOW you need them.

If you reinstalled Ultimate version now, you should not have done so as it states clearly in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to use the licensed version and Product Key on the COA sticker. I would start over with Step 1 and reinstall now paying closer attention to the steps to get a perfect reinstall.
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20 Mar 2012   #26
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you activated Ultimate using Anytime Upgrade you had to use a Product Key, not just the installer. Did you buy an Anytime Upgrade Ultimate key?

If so you need to reinstall Home Premium and then insert the Ultimate key in Anytime Upgrade to unlock the few extra features which are hardly worth the money unless you KNOW you need them.

If you reinstalled Ultimate version now, you should not have done so as it states clearly in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to use the licensed version and Product Key on the COA sticker. I would start over with Step 1 and reinstall now paying closer attention to the steps to get a perfect reinstall.
I didn't buy anything because I was told I didn't have to.
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20 Mar 2012   #27
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Is there a way to tell if this is a legit version and if not, should I revert back to Home Premium?
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20 Mar 2012   #28
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Check to see if windows is activated in computer properties.
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20 Mar 2012   #29
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Check to see if windows is activated in computer properties.
No, it's not. It says I have a month to activate?!
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20 Mar 2012   #30
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

As Greg says, if you have a key for Home Premium that`s what you need to install. Ultimate has nothing you will need. They are just about identical.

Can you read the keycode on your certificate of authenticity ?
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