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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM install on new HD on Vista Laptop

17 Jan 2016   #21
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I have no idea about that site.

Haven't you got a copy win 7 you can move to a new pc - ( I am guessing it is for a new pc )
Not moving to a new pc. Had to replace a failed HDD on my old system and reinstalling Win7 from my restore disks has been unsuccessful. Although, now that I think about it, purchasing a retail copy may not work either (unless its Win7 Sp1).

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Okay, good to know... Appreciate the heads up!


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17 Jan 2016   #22
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

In what way was reinstalling from your restore disks unsuccessful?
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17 Jan 2016   #23
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

kept receiving the error, "Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware" so I forced the installation through using
Shift F10
>Cd..
>Cd..
>Cd c:\windows\system32\oobe
>Msoobe

But then was unable to get any win7 updates.
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17 Jan 2016   #24
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
Although, now that I think about it, purchasing a retail copy may not work either (unless its Win7 Sp1).
Why do you think so?
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17 Jan 2016   #25
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The new drive I installed is AF. From what I've been reading, installing Win7 (pre Sp1) on an AF drive can and often does result in the same error I'm receiving using my recovery disks "Windows Setup could not configure Windows on this computer’s hardware". So if the problem IS being caused by the HDD being AF, I'll likely receive the same error with a retail copy of Win7 (pre-Sp1). Win7 SP1 apparently addresses the error caused when moving from an old HDD to a newer AF drive.
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17 Jan 2016   #26
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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17 Jan 2016   #27
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

This is quite an old thread but similar to your situation:
will key work with Win 7 home premium SP1 DVD also?
Pre-SP1 product key will work with an Integrated SP1 DVD.
You can try downloading a genuine ISO with SP1 and use your Pre-SP1 key.
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17 Jan 2016   #28
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kathy025 View Post
This is quite an old thread but similar to your situation:
will key work with Win 7 home premium SP1 DVD also?
Pre-SP1 product key will work with an Integrated SP1 DVD.
You can try downloading a genuine ISO with SP1 and use your Pre-SP1 key.
I really appreciate all the help/advice. I'll try SIW2's suggestion first.

kathy025, any idea where I might find a "genuine" Sp1 ISO? MS DigitalRiver is long gone.
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17 Jan 2016   #29
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Downloaded the update... Got this error

Installer encountered an error: 0xc8000247
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17 Jan 2016   #30
kathy025

Windows 7 Professional SP1 x64 (OEM)
 
 

Hello Benteke,

You can click the link in my sig, it's via torrent download now so you'll need a client.
I just downloaded an ISO a couple days ago and speeds are fast.
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