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Windows 7: Windows Activation

05 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit
Windows Activation

I recently had a hard drive error and I had to reinstall windows from scratch.
When I tried to activate it it just keeps saying "This activation code is for upgrades, not for full installation" or something like that. I think it might be because in the upper left corner it says "Upgrade designed for Windows Vista*". Any suggestions?

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05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You can clean install with an upgrade version, using the workaround described in this tut.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Remember this process is legal only if you own a previous qualifying version of Windows.
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