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Windows 7: Tried installing over Primary partition

20 Mar 2012   #31
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I did a quick google search and found the differences between all Win 7 products and I'm starting to see the importance of "OEM installed" OS's. Ult includes Bitlocker, so what's the importance of that? Would my troubles have anything to do with the fact that Dell doesn't support it for my machine?


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20 Mar 2012   #32
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

No. What troubles ? I thought everything was fine now ?

Once again can you read the COA what version does it say ?
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20 Mar 2012   #33
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
No. What troubles ? I thought everything was fine now ?

Once again can you read the COA what version does it say ?
From my first post today, "I turned my machine on today, walked away for a few minutes, came back and it was in screen saver mode(I think?). I tried moving to mouse to awake it then the space bar and finally had to hard restart. I ran chkdsk as mentioned in the event viewer and no problems were found.

My COA says "Home Prem OA". It also has a long serial under that. Can I use that to reinstall/activate Home Premium?
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20 Mar 2012   #34
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When I contacted Dell a few days ago, they said they're sending me a Home Premium disk to reinstall to original OS.
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20 Mar 2012   #35
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yes that`s the key you use, but you might not have to use a key when you get your new disc.

I need to ask why in the world did you attempt to install Ultimate over a working Home Premium ?
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20 Mar 2012   #36
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes that`s the key you use, but you might not have to use a key when you get your new disc.

I need to ask why in the world did you attempt to install Ultimate over a working Home Premium ?
I was under the impression it was somehow better (as the name Ultimate implys) than Home Prem but, like I was leading to in a previous post, I don't think the trouble is worth any gain in my case.
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20 Mar 2012   #37
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It is in no way better. Unless you need to use alot of memory or speak Spanish, Hebrew, Chinese etc.

And where did you get this particular Windows 7 Ultimate may I ask ?

Did you compare the 2 and see if you needed anything Ultimate offers ?
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20 Mar 2012   #38
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmorinbmw View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Yes that`s the key you use, but you might not have to use a key when you get your new disc.

I need to ask why in the world did you attempt to install Ultimate over a working Home Premium ?
I was under the impression it was somehow better (as the name Ultimate implys) than Home Prem but, like I was leading to in a previous post, I don't think the trouble is worth any gain in my case.
For an average user, W7 Home Premium is more than sufficient.

Developers and Power Users on the other hand, will have reasons to choose Professional or Ultimate.

BTW, I use Starter, Home Premium and Ultimate on three different computers.
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20 Mar 2012   #39
gregrocker

 

This is why I linked you the tutorial to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 because it has everything you need to reinstall the licensed OS which came with your Dell. There are even special notes for Dell users.

Why would you just ignore this help and recklessly install another Win7 version that you don't even own, never asking back any questions while leading us to believe you were following the steps given to clean reinstall?

The time for nonsense is over. If you want to clean reinstall your Dell then follow the steps given in the tutorial, asking back any questions to get each step done. Since your Dell Recovery partition won't work now, you can delete all partitions using the Options shown in the illustrated tutorial included in the steps.
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28 Mar 2012   #40
tmorinbmw

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for everyone's help! I've installed Home Pre and am liking having a stable computer again.
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