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Windows 7: CHKDSK not fixing corrupt partition

15 Jun 2012   #21
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Aaron,
Install and run SPECCY | Operating System item
this will show your present 25 character "serial number" (called different things even by Microsoft)

that's the one you need with installs/reinstalls.


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15 Jun 2012   #22
gregrocker

 

As stated previously the Product key audited by a keyfinder on a factory OEM install cannot be used to Clean Reinstall Win7 since it is the OEM-SLP mass activation key which is different than the key on the COA sticker.

The activation options are to back up the OEM-SLP Activation file (not supported by these forums) to activate a clean reinstall, or use a Win7 backup image or Factory Recovery Disks.
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15 Jun 2012   #23
Aaron10

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

I found the Win 7 upgrade install DVD and there's a separate key on it actually (readable), so hopefully I only need that because the Vista sticker on the laptop is only readable for the first 5 characters.
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15 Jun 2012   #24
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

If it's a DVD from microsoft then you are in business, quite legitimately. We even have a tutorial on perform a clean install using an upgrade DVD.
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15 Jun 2012   #25
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aaron10 View Post
I found the Win 7 upgrade install DVD and there's a separate key on it actually (readable), so hopefully I only need that because the Vista sticker on the laptop is only readable for the first 5 characters.
It sounds like this is Win7 Upgrade kit given out by manufacturers just before Win7 release to keep PC sales up. They were provided by MS on the condition that they be a clean Win7 Installation DVD which can also be used for a Clean Reinstall. So far the ones we've seen have proven to be retail OEM disks, meaning they are locked to the first mobo installed upon.

So you can use it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If this is a standard retail Upgrade disk, then if you install to a new or cleaned HD you'll have to leave the Product key blank during install, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround given in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version to activate Upgrade version .
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22 Jun 2012   #26
Aaron10

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Ok so when I first put it in and booted the Windows disc, the drive wasn't being detected but after taking it out and putting it back in, it found it. Thankfully that was the only problem I had, I installed straight from the Windows 7 upgrade disc, and have now gotten all my stuff onto this new drive, which runs perfectly.

Thanks to everyone who helped.
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