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Windows 7: Auth returns invalid key on Vista OEM -> 7 clean update

27 Jul 2013   #11
eSCHEn

Various XP/Vista/7/Linux/BSD/UNIX
 
 

Disk is upgrade edition. I never received a key from my work, I had presumed (and was led to believe) that the existing Vista key would be used. Should I have received a new key for the 7 install? That would certainly explain my problems, especially if what I'm attempting to do is usually successful.

ATB

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Darren


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27 Jul 2013   #12
derekimo

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That is definitely the problem, you need a key for 7
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27 Jul 2013   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Attachment 278338

They have to give you a valid key code for it to activate


You can run what you have for 30 days right now, pending a valid key code.
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27 Jul 2013   #14
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Did the DVD come in a case ? The only types of upgrade DVDs are retail DVDs that come in a DVD case . What did your work give you ?
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27 Jul 2013   #15
eSCHEn

Various XP/Vista/7/Linux/BSD/UNIX
 
 

Ahh bollocks. I distinctly remember them saying it was not needed and as this was an upgrade edition a key would not be required. In fact it's marked in bold. *Sigh* the fact that this is sheer fantasy does not suprise me, par for the course with them unfortunately.

Many thanks to you both for your time and apologies for wasting it on such a trivial problem. ++rep to you both.

ATB

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Cheers,
Darren
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27 Jul 2013   #16
eSCHEn

Various XP/Vista/7/Linux/BSD/UNIX
 
 

No physical media at all, merely an image to burn.

ATB

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Cheers,
Darren
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27 Jul 2013   #17
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

How much did they charge you for it ?
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27 Jul 2013   #18
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Did the DVD come in a case ? The only types of upgrade DVDs are retail DVDs that come in a DVD case . What did your work give you ?
The ISO number is in the first post.
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27 Jul 2013   #19
eSCHEn

Various XP/Vista/7/Linux/BSD/UNIX
 
 

About 25GBP if I remember correctly.

ATB

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Cheers,
Darren
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27 Jul 2013   #20
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VistaKing View Post
Did the DVD come in a case ? The only types of upgrade DVDs are retail DVDs that come in a DVD case . What did your work give you ?
The ISO number is in the first post.
Thank you for clarifying

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eSCHEn View Post
About 25GBP if I remember correctly.

ATB

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Cheers,
Darren
You should ask your work place to give you a key with the purchase .
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