Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM
And the fact that he would need a qualifying OS to be able to activate it.
I never did, and neither did my friend.
I learned about it from this: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media | Windows 7 content from Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
I'm not saying that I support or recommend or advocate the act of buying Windows 7 Upgrade to do this if Windows 7 is your first operating system ever. Both my friend and I own legit copies of XP, so all we were doing was a superior installation method.
The same holds true for Windows 8 because Paul Thurrott has a guide for Windows 8 too.