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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


24 Oct 2009   #279
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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27 Jan 2012   #280
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.

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08 Feb 2012   #281
raven2510

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP2
 
 

Ok well got the new system up and running. I ran into the upgrade error. So I did what the tutorial said to do in the CMD prompt and its now activated.

Thanks a bunch guys. You saved me a chuck of change.
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08 Feb 2012   #282
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Raven. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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11 Feb 2012   #283
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
The Paul Thurott link now produces a 404 error.

Do you happen know which particular blog of his wherein he documented doing a clean install from upgrade media?

Do you have any references I can use verifying that the upgrade install is legal?

I've got a chap who is as hard-headed as I am which what drove me to looking for the article from Thurott.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

thanks,
karl
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11 Feb 2012   #284
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Karl,

Here's a link to another post of his that's basically for the same thing in Method #2 there. We've used the same method here as well. I just provided a REG file to make it easier to do instead.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

As long as the user meets the requirements in the red Warning box at the top of this tutorial, then it is perfectly legal. Microsoft left this option available for their customers that meet these requirements so that they will not have to say install Vista first, then upgrade to Windows 7.
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11 Feb 2012   #285
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,
The only shortcoming there is that the blogpost is not the full writeup which I had seen from him before.

I'm trying to gather as much info as possible so I can fire a real volley at this guy.

Many thanks,
karl
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11 Feb 2012   #286
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, it seems that he has removed the original article from his site that I linked to in the tutorial. I Googled for the original article as well, but it appears to be gone now. The link above is the closest I could find for it where he references this.
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11 Feb 2012   #287
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I found it!

Check this link out:
Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
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11 Feb 2012   #288
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, that's the same article that I linked to in my post above.
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11 Feb 2012   #289
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

somewhere i must have goofed before, because what i got was a very abbreviated version.

Wonder how I managed to do it? Oh well, all's well that ends will.
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