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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

23 Dec 2013   #51
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Activate WIn7 with a Product Key for the installed version at Computer>Properties.
I'll have to call MS and plead my case.

Sitch:
I had an XP laptop that I upgraded to W/pro. That laptop died.
My plan was to install XP on this SSD and then use the upgrade disc to move to Win 7.
I had not registered it yet. All hell broke loose when I tried to add one of the spinners. But my intention was to call MS and say what I typed. My thinking is that the license for the upgrade is still eligible since the laptop that I bought it for died.

What do you think MS will say?

I don't know if this sounds fishy to y'all or what but I'm not trying to scam MS out of money or anything like that. I can afford to pay I just don't want to if I don't have to.


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24 Dec 2013   #52
gregrocker

 

As long as it's a retail copy of XP then it still qualifies for Win7 Update version. XP doesn't need to be installed. If you install Win7 Upgrade to a new or clean HD, leave the Product Key blank during install and afterwards do the quick Option 3 registry edit from Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

However this should not have triggered non-Genuine since it is only a temporary hurdle to Activation which once remedied with an approved workaround provided for convenience will not show up later as a problem.

Where did you get Win7 Pro version? Do you still have the purchase paperwork, original disk/packaging or at least the Product Key?
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24 Dec 2013   #53
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As long as it's a retail copy of XP then it still qualifies for Win7 Update version. XP doesn't need to be installed. If you install Win7 Upgrade to a new or clean HD, leave the Product Key blank during install and afterwards do the quick Option 3 registry edit from Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version.

However this should not have triggered non-Genuine since it is only a temporary hurdle to Activation which once remedied with an approved workaround provided for convenience will not show up later as a problem.

Where did you get Win7 Pro version? Do you still have the purchase paperwork, original disk/packaging or at least the Product Key?
it's been years. Amazon/Newegg/OfficeDepot??? I still have the original packaging and I'm sure I have a receipt somewhere. But I do have the key.

I am actually not 100% sure my bud used the upgrade disc he might have use the iso from digital river. There was lots going on and both discs, and many more, were on the table.

Is that why it BSOD? I thought Win just cut off some components of Win, like updates and such. But I don't really know, I'm just pulling that out of the air. Heard it somewhere I think.

I was literally typing an email to Newgg to try and return that board when he finally got Win to start installing via the USB DVD. I really don't want to waste anymore time on this if it's BSOD'ing for some other reason. The board was $50. I would consider that the cost of many troubleshooting lessons!
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24 Dec 2013   #54
matts6887

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Activate WIn7 with a Product Key for the installed version at Computer>Properties.
I'll have to call MS and plead my case.

Sitch:
I had an XP laptop that I upgraded to W/pro. That laptop died.
My plan was to install XP on this SSD and then use the upgrade disc to move to Win 7.
I had not registered it yet. All hell broke loose when I tried to add one of the spinners. But my intention was to call MS and say what I typed. My thinking is that the license for the upgrade is still eligible since the laptop that I bought it for died.

What do you think MS will say?

I don't know if this sounds fishy to y'all or what but I'm not trying to scam MS out of money or anything like that. I can afford to pay I just don't want to if I don't have to.
Microsoft I believe should be fine with this.
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24 Dec 2013   #55
gregrocker

 

What happens when you reactivate with the Product Key at Computer>Properties? Try it now. Post back screenshot of any error message.
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24 Dec 2013   #56
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Please bear in mind that I think there is something wrong with this board because I've been chasing problems for a month at least.
Let's say this copy of Win is not genuine, why would it BSOD? Why is it that whenever there is some sort of change Win boots into Sys repair, I restore, Win says it cannot fix the problem and I have to shut down. 9 times out of 10 I can boot right back into Windows?! That is simply bizarre behavior.

I will grab the code and see what happens.
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24 Dec 2013   #57
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Activate WIn7 with a Product Key for the installed version at Computer>Properties.
I'll have to call MS and plead my case.

Sitch:
I had an XP laptop that I upgraded to W/pro. That laptop died.
My plan was to install XP on this SSD and then use the upgrade disc to move to Win 7.
I had not registered it yet. All hell broke loose when I tried to add one of the spinners. But my intention was to call MS and say what I typed. My thinking is that the license for the upgrade is still eligible since the laptop that I bought it for died.

What do you think MS will say?

I don't know if this sounds fishy to y'all or what but I'm not trying to scam MS out of money or anything like that. I can afford to pay I just don't want to if I don't have to.
MS says one need only possess a prior version of Windows. There's no direct upgrade from XP, only Vista. I have done it before by installing XP then w7 after, but it's not necessary I found, it still installed again later on a newer drive.
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24 Dec 2013   #58
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisPbass View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Activate WIn7 with a Product Key for the installed version at Computer>Properties.
I'll have to call MS and plead my case.

Sitch:
I had an XP laptop that I upgraded to W/pro. That laptop died.
My plan was to install XP on this SSD and then use the upgrade disc to move to Win 7.
I had not registered it yet. All hell broke loose when I tried to add one of the spinners. But my intention was to call MS and say what I typed. My thinking is that the license for the upgrade is still eligible since the laptop that I bought it for died.

What do you think MS will say?

I don't know if this sounds fishy to y'all or what but I'm not trying to scam MS out of money or anything like that. I can afford to pay I just don't want to if I don't have to.
MS says one need only possess a prior version of Windows. There's no direct upgrade from XP, only Vista. I have done it before by installing XP then w7 after, but it's not necessary I found, it still installed again later on a newer drive.
Yes. XP needs a clean install.
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24 Dec 2013   #59
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well I went to put in the code but my pc has frozen. hah.....neverending.

restarted....going to try now and....and this is what it did last time.

0xc004f061
software can only be used as an upgrade. I think I just need to call MS. Anyone know the #?
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24 Dec 2013   #60
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

800-426-9400
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