Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Validation

24 Oct 2009   #1

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

With all the confusion and contradictions about a clean install with an upgrade disc' I have several questions.

If I want to use the new OS for a while before validating, do I have to give my product key number when it is asked for during the installation. I am not talking about the final validation at the end of the process, but the inquiry that comes at about step 10 during the process?

If I do not want to change any partitions, etc. do I have an option to perform the update within Vista or can I still install within the DVD?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Rich,

No, you do not have to enter your product key number in while installing, but you will only have a 30 day grace period (120 total) before you must enter your key number and activate Windows 7, or uninstall it.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Sure, you can upgrade Vista to Windows 7 without changing the other partitions if you like.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Validation
Thread Forum
Getting rid of the validation window Windows Updates & Activation
Two validation guestions. Installation & Setup
Validation or Not? Windows Updates & Activation
validation Installation & Setup
Validation #'s General Discussion
help with slic 2.0 & validation General Discussion
WGA: Validation Failed? General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33