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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 upgrade in virtual machine (VMWare Mac Fusion)

05 Sep 2011   #1

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Installing Windows 7 upgrade in virtual machine (VMWare Mac Fusion)

Excellent tutorial! This is totally relevant to me. I am doing a clean install using the upgrade DVD but on a virtual machine (on a Mac using VMWare Mac Fusion). Everything goes smooth and as per the tutorial except that once I arrive to the "Windows product key", it does not recognize the product key. I skipped that step and completed all other steps as indicated. However, I was unable to activate my windows 7 (last step) as it mentioned that the product is only for upgrade from older version and not for a clean install.

I do have windows XP copy but I would rather do a clean install.

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05 Sep 2011   #2
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello CyberWarrior, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You originally had this posted in the wrong tutorial. I believe that it should have been this one below instead. Double check to be sure that you did all of the steps exactly in OPTION ONE. If you did not, then you'll need to start over again.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
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