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25 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 rc
 
 
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HI I am new here. I very teird so I hope someone can help me.
I am trying to install windows 7 home premium bought from office max. 64 bit.
the computer is new just got it today did a clean install to get raid of junk on the hard drive. bought windows 7 Ulitmate key off ebay to upgrade to windows 7 ulitmate, what I do not see is the place I can pick the edtion of windows 7 I want??
can anyone help me?
Thank you

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25 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you reviewed the sticky posts in the install forum?

Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
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25 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobDanne View Post
HI I am new here. I very teird so I hope someone can help me.
I am trying to install windows 7 home premium bought from office max. 64 bit.
the computer is new just got it today did a clean install to get raid of junk on the hard drive. bought windows 7 Ulitmate key off ebay to upgrade to windows 7 ulitmate, what I do not see is the place I can pick the edtion of windows 7 I want??
can anyone help me?
Thank you
So I better understand...

You bought Windows 7 Home Premium from OfficeMax...
You bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) from Ebay...
You want to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate and use the key...

If you are trying to use your Home Premium disc than it isn't possible as the disc will only install Home Premium. You could make an image of the disc, remove ei.cfg from the disc, and then reburn the image. This would give you a disc of Windows 7 that allows you to choose an edition.

As it currently stands you won't be able to use that disc to upgrade to Ultimate
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25 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobDanne View Post
HI I am new here. I very teird so I hope someone can help me.
I am trying to install windows 7 home premium bought from office max. 64 bit.
the computer is new just got it today did a clean install to get raid of junk on the hard drive. bought windows 7 Ulitmate key off ebay to upgrade to windows 7 ulitmate, what I do not see is the place I can pick the edtion of windows 7 I want??
can anyone help me?
Thank you
So I better understand...

You bought Windows 7 Home Premium from OfficeMax...
You bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) from Ebay...
You want to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate and use the key...

If you are trying to use your Home Premium disc than it isn't possible as the disc will only install Home Premium. You could make an image of the disc, remove ei.cfg from the disc, and then reburn the image. This would give you a disc of Windows 7 that allows you to choose an edition.

As it currently stands you won't be able to use that disc to upgrade to Ultimate
And that's if that eBay key is even valid!
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25 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 rc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobDanne View Post
HI I am new here. I very teird so I hope someone can help me.
I am trying to install windows 7 home premium bought from office max. 64 bit.
the computer is new just got it today did a clean install to get raid of junk on the hard drive. bought windows 7 Ulitmate key off ebay to upgrade to windows 7 ulitmate, what I do not see is the place I can pick the edtion of windows 7 I want??
can anyone help me?
Thank you
So I better understand...

You bought Windows 7 Home Premium from OfficeMax... YES
You bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) from Ebay...YES
You want to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate and use the key...YES

If you are trying to use your Home Premium disc than it isn't possible as the disc will only install Home Premium. You could make an image of the disc, remove ei.cfg from the disc, and then reburn the image. This would give you a disc of Windows 7 that allows you to choose an edition.

As it currently stands you won't be able to use that disc to upgrade to Ultimate
I think I get what you are saying

so how do you make and image of he disk?
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25 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobDanne View Post
HI I am new here. I very teird so I hope someone can help me.
I am trying to install windows 7 home premium bought from office max. 64 bit.
the computer is new just got it today did a clean install to get raid of junk on the hard drive. bought windows 7 Ulitmate key off ebay to upgrade to windows 7 ulitmate, what I do not see is the place I can pick the edtion of windows 7 I want??
can anyone help me?
Thank you
So I better understand...

You bought Windows 7 Home Premium from OfficeMax...
You bought a key for Windows 7 Ultimate (upgrade) from Ebay...
You want to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate and use the key...

If you are trying to use your Home Premium disc than it isn't possible as the disc will only install Home Premium. You could make an image of the disc, remove ei.cfg from the disc, and then reburn the image. This would give you a disc of Windows 7 that allows you to choose an edition.

As it currently stands you won't be able to use that disc to upgrade to Ultimate
And that's if that eBay key is even valid!
Yeah, not the best of ideas.... This could just be a blacklisted key, or a pirated one, or an already used one...

~Lordbob
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25 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Just use "Upgrade Anytime"
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25 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Just use "Upgrade Anytime"
I was just about to mention that...

...if the key works at all
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25 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

RobDanne - how much did this key cost? Can you post a link to the eBay seller?
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25 Nov 2009   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Rob,

Are you saying you want to reinstall 7 , this time installing Ultimate - using the key you bought?

You can use the installation media you already have - but you need to delete the ei.cfg file from the sources folder.

To do that, you either need the paid version of PowerIso, MagicIso, or Ultraiso.

Pick up the 7 .iso, delete the ei.cfg file, then "save as", give it whatever name you like before the .iso extension, e.g. AllEdition.iso


Otherwise, put the 7 dvd in the drive, rt click , select Copy , rt click the desktop, select paste.

After the files are copied, delete ei.cfg.

Then make those files into an .iso and burn to dvd.

This shows how to make the .iso easily using a free app.

Bootable ISO - Easily Create from Installation Files

Hope it helps.


As everyone else mentioned - are you sure the key is valid?
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