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Windows 7: Clean Install Windows 7

22 Oct 2009   #70
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

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Greg,

I can confrm 100% that you can do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 version and activate without a problem. I went out this morning and got a copy to test and confirm it.

Settled.
But you did not boot it.....???


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22 Oct 2009   #71
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Greg,

I can confrm 100% that you can do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 version and activate without a problem. I went out this morning and got a copy to test and confirm it.

Settled.
But you did not boot it.....???
Yep, restarted the computer and booted from the retail Upgrade Windows 7 installation DVD, clean installed, and activated without a problem.
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22 Oct 2009   #72
wilfj

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

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Greg,

I can confrm 100% that you can do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 version and activate without a problem. I went out this morning and got a copy to test and confirm it.

Settled.
But you did not boot it.....???
Yep, restarted the computer and booted from the retail Upgrade Windows 7 installation DVD, clean installed, and activated without a problem.
Some people still don't believe the Civil is over. Why would anyone think you wouldn't Boot it!!. God has all the answers but I'm not God.
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22 Oct 2009   #73
inbox7

Win 7
 
 

Thanks Brink!

But just to confirm...did you have a previous version of Windows installed anywhere on your system or did you start with a blank slate? How did you prove you had a previous version?

In Vista you could do a clean install but needed to start from XP first so they could verify the serial. I'm curious how they do it now (if different).

Just want to make sure...I like to change my system a lot and debating full version vs. upgrade. I don't want the hassle of having to install an old Windows version first before it lets me install 7 everytime I change a motherboard.
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22 Oct 2009   #74
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Thanks Brink!

But just to confirm...did you have a previous version of Windows installed anywhere on your system or did you start with a blank slate? How did you prove you had a previous version?

In Vista you could do a clean install but needed to start from XP first so they could verify the serial. I'm curious how they do it now (if different).

Just want to make sure...I like to change my system a lot and debating full version vs. upgrade. I don't want the hassle of having to install an old Windows version first before it lets me install 7 everytime I change a motherboard.
I have my my current Full retail Windows 7 Ultimate on one drive, but this does not matter since it is not qualified to upgrade from.

I created a new 40GB unallocated partition on a separate physical RAID hard drive, restarted the computer, booted from the Upgrade retail Windows 7 Home Premium, installed, and activated with the included product key number without having to verify or check for any previous qualifying version of Vista.

It's confirmed.
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22 Oct 2009   #75
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Perhaps you discovered a loophole. I thought that your hard drive was completely and totally empty...with no other hard drives or anything else installed.
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22 Oct 2009   #76
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

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I have my my current Full retail Windows 7 Ultimate on one drive, but this does not matter since it is not qualified to upgrade from.

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Your upgrade install saw your Win 7 Ultimate install.???

I am 98% sure that you can not install upgrade media by booting the disc. You have to install from within Vista or XP.
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22 Oct 2009   #77
inbox7

Win 7
 
 

Microsoft isn't very clear but they hint you may only need your install discs

Windows 7 Upgrade Considerations

"Locate the original installation disks for the programs currently on your computer.
Insert the Windows 7 DVD and follow the instructions for a custom installation by selecting the Custom (advanced) installation option."
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22 Oct 2009   #78
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

I have my my current Full retail Windows 7 Ultimate on one drive, but this does not matter since it is not qualified to upgrade from.

.
Your upgrade install saw your Win 7 Ultimate install.???

I am 98% sure that you can not install upgrade media by booting the disc. You have to install from within Vista or XP.
Last time. YES YOU CAN CLEAN INSTALL FROM BOOTING FROM THE RETAIL UPGRADE DISC AND ACTIVATE IT. I have done it, and confirmed it over and over. Another member as also confirmed it from a complete blank slate as well. Believe it. It's 100% true and confirmed. The end.........
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22 Oct 2009   #79
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post

Last time. YES YOU CAN CLEAN INSTALL FROM BOOTING FROM THE RETAIL UPGRADE DISC AND ACTIVATE IT. I have done it, and confirmed it over and over. Another member as also confirmed it from a complete blank slate as well. Believe it. It's 100% true and confirmed. The end.........
Amen brother.
But one quick question.... How did you find a way to...... Just kidding!
Good job!
Tom
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