|25 Nov 2010||#1|
New SSD and Clean install issue
Just got a new HDD for my girl's PC.
It's about 3 years old. It was Vista, earlier this year I got her retail Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade (came with 32 and 64 bit DVDs).
I took advantage of the 64GB 100 dollar SSD from Micro Center.
Install went as smooth as can be.
When I put the Product Key in, however, it errors out saying the DVD I have is for an update only, not a clean install.
Anyone have the number I need to call at MS to fix this? Replacing a hard drive, or upgrading, should allow me to clean install Windows 7 on her PC.
I bought it from Sam's club earlier this year, legit retail packaging...
The original hard drive is disconnected but has 7 installed just fine, I was trying to give her a little speed with a cheap but fast SSD.
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|25 Nov 2010||#7|
If you install Upgrade version to a cleaned or new HD/SSD, you need to do one of the workarounds given here in order to activate it. The registry workaround is the easiest: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Under the EULA you must have a qualifying XP or Vista which you don't use again in order to use Upgrade version, although it does not have to be installed to qualify.
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