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Windows 7: How can I clean Install using and iso

20 Aug 2012   #11
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I have successfully installed, I did not delete any partitions I just installed onto the C drive. I read somewhere that I can delete the partitions later. I was not comfortable deleting partitions as I was not sure the install disc would even work.

I now have new problems, the first is I cannot activate Windows for some reason.

I used a product key decrypt method to get my key off the previous state. I tried to activate that key with no success, I also have one of those product key stickers on bottom of my laptop(Only found this out after) also no success with that key either.

I have had this computers hard drive fixed in the past with new install on it so I am not sure what key was last used on it.

Apparently I can ring Microsoft to get my Windows Key, thats all good only I don't have a phone. Will ring if absolutely necessary.

The other problem I am having is some windows updates will not install,




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20 Aug 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

If this is preinstalled Windows 7 then the key you read will not work as it is the offline factory activation key.

Did you install the exact licensed version as appears on the COA sticker which appears in the tutorial I linked? Then activation will work when you type in the correct characters exactly.

I hope you followed the other steps to get a perfect install, but somehow doubt it from what you say.

Just keep restarting to cycle those updates through. Some may require using the Shutdown button if an ! appears on it.
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20 Aug 2012   #13
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Unfortunately for me I did not get your message until after I had already reinstalled windows, I had to get something done quick because my computer was becoming worse every time I booted.

Sounds like I will have to download this new Iso and do a install of that ?

Thank-you for your reply I will work on getting the correct Iso and do another install

Hopefully all goes well this time round
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20 Aug 2012   #14
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you know if the sticker on the bottom of the PC is legitimate?

The 25 character Product Key on that sticker will be valid for a certain version of Windows--whatever version the PC had when shipped from the factory. You need to download and burn the ISO for that certain version, not some other version. For instance "Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit English" or whatever it may have been.

You need to download the ISO from mydigitallife.info, not some other location.
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20 Aug 2012   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Do you know if the sticker on the bottom of the PC is legitimate?

The 25 character Product Key on that sticker will be valid for a certain version of Windows--whatever version the PC had when shipped from the factory. You need to download and burn the ISO for that certain version, not some other version. For instance "Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit English" or whatever it may have been.

You need to download the ISO from mydigitallife.info, not some other location.

Hello Fix, have a look at the tutorial linked below for some info you may find useful.


Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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20 Aug 2012   #16
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I brought the Laptop totally legit from a trusted big company so im sure my sticker is legit

The sticker is 2005 and my installation is 2009, im 100% sure my version was x64 Windows 7 Home premium. this version is just that. Is there different year versions, I have the correct version as far as I can tell.

could this be a simple as when i installed I put US instead of Uk or something ?

If i create a universal disc then will that work ?

Can I download a specific windows build eg 6.1,build 7601 ?

If I leave the current installation as is and ring Microsoft and expain will they activate it or somehow my windows x64 Home premium is different to windows x64 Home premium and it will not activate
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20 Aug 2012   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No there are not "Year" versions, have a look at the link below, at least you will have the correct version for the install; Windows 7 activation keys are version-specific not bit-rate-specific.


Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create


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20 Aug 2012   #18
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Could you give me the correct iso download link ?

Because I lost that with the installation and only have it on dvd as I couldn't use usb's and external hard drive, I now can with this fresh install.
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20 Aug 2012   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You said you downloaded ISO X17-58997.

From where?

See post 14 for the correct location.
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20 Aug 2012   #20
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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 (6.1,build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

I have an installation disc that I created and used to install the windows im currently running, the iso file i downloaded was lost on install. My usb's and external hd would not read on my old version, i had bsod problems. Lost all data except from some personal data that i saved to a cd/r

I have LInex open suse, xp sp2, windows pro 64 bit all on my external.

I just found on my external a disc image file "KB3AIK_EN 1,469,992 KB thats smaller than the one stated to download would this be the one ?
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