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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

24 Oct 2009   #19
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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30 Oct 2009   #20
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Nabilalk,

Could be a problem with the key number. If it was an issue about a clean install VS upgrade, you would get a error like the one in OPTION THREE of the tutorial. You might contact Digital Rivers about it to see if they can get you a replacement key number.
Thanks for the feedback. I contacted Microsoft and they confirmed that the product key is valid. I emailed DigitalRiver and hopefully they will help. I'm assuming if I was able to install, that there is nothing wrong with the ISO that I burned to a bootable DVD? I downloaded the 29.99 Pro Win 7 64 bit student version. Could this be the issue? I will post back once this gets resolved.

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30 Oct 2009   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You can try recreating and reburning the ISO to see if that may be it, but it most likely a error with the key number.

Make bootable iso from student d/l
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30 Oct 2009   #22
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You can try recreating and reburning the ISO to see if that may be it, but it most likely a error with the key number.

Make bootable iso from student d/l
I figure if there was something wrong with the ISO (and I did use those instructions to make the ISO), then there would have been some kind of error with the install itself. I don't know why Microsoft says the key is valid. Hopefully I can get an answer tomorrow. Thanks for the help.
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30 Oct 2009   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. Please let us know how it went.
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01 Nov 2009   #24
longshanks23

vista 32bit home
 
 
vista 32 to 7 64 question

i have downloaded windows 7 64 bit. All I have is the exe that allows me to begin the remote installation. How do i get an iso in order to do the "clean" install that is required??
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01 Nov 2009   #25
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks23 View Post
i have downloaded windows 7 64 bit. All I have is the exe that allows me to begin the remote installation. How do i get an iso in order to do the "clean" install that is required??
You cannot upgrade from a 32-bit OS to a 64-bit OS...

a clean install is your only option
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02 Nov 2009   #26
wilson1980

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks23 View Post
i have downloaded windows 7 64 bit. All I have is the exe that allows me to begin the remote installation. How do i get an iso in order to do the "clean" install that is required??

google my friend and if that fails bud theres always this lol

Make bootable iso from student d/l

rep added for this tut. i ws gettin the stupid error message. this key is for upgrade only..registry bit worked a treat
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02 Nov 2009   #27
hcorissa

Win7 HP (RTMx86), Win7 Ultimate (7229x86)
 
 

Just wanted to say that the rearm method works like a charm and thanks to Brink for all of his great tutorials!
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02 Nov 2009   #28
nabilalk

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks23 View Post
i have downloaded windows 7 64 bit. All I have is the exe that allows me to begin the remote installation. How do i get an iso in order to do the "clean" install that is required??
Here is a letter I received from Digital Rivers that has a link to the 64 bit ISO:

Thank you for ordering from the Windows 7 Student Offer online store.

We understand that you want the Windows 7 ISO file.

Here is additional information regarding the Windows 7 64-bit download
process. The Student Offer has been extended for those customers who
wish to install the 64-bit version of Windows 7, but are currently
running a 32-bit Operating System. Microsoft’s offer now includes a
downloadable ISO file of Windows 7.

The ISO file contains all the Windows 7 installation files combined into
a single uncompressed file. When you download the ISO file using the
download manager link, you need to copy it to some medium (DVD or USB
flash drive) in order to install Windows 7. A download for the Windows 7
USB/DVD Download tool has been provided. This tool allows you to create
bootable media to a USB flash drive or a DVD. Here is the link that
you’ll need:

Detailed Instructions: Windows 7 US Online Store


Windows 7 Download Manager for ISO Image: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent....ro64US-ISO.exe

Support Information:

For online store purchase, downloads, or product key questions,
please contact Digital River

http://windows7.digitalriver.com/sto...splayHelpPage/

If you need to contact Microsoft Technical Support, use Microsoft’s
Online Assisted Support process to get your regional specific contact
information.

Help and Support

Sincerely,
Mailen G.
Windows 7 Student Offer online store
Customer Service
studentwindows.us@digitalriver.com
Email ID: 12359761
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05 Nov 2009   #29
mutant

windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just of to Confirm Brink's point, I bought the family pack (Home Premium upgrade) and was actually able to do a clean install on three PCs. Thank you again Brink for the heads up.
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