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Windows 7: Manual activation questions

18 Aug 2013   #11
derekimo

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No, it will only install the Pro version, you can't install all versions at the same time.


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18 Aug 2013   #12
p5200

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
No, it will only install the Pro version, you can't install all versions at the same time.
OK, good deal as I wanted to save the disc space if possible. I sure do appreciate all your great help! Thanks.
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18 Aug 2013   #13
derekimo

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You're welcome.

My suggestion would be to wait till you have everything installed, updates, etc.

Then enter your product key afterwards,

That is option one here,

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

You are technically using a full install disc, but your Pro key is an upgrade key so I would try the method I suggest first.
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18 Aug 2013   #14
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
You're welcome.

My suggestion would be to wait till you have everything installed, updates, etc.

Then enter your product key afterwards,

That is option one here,

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

You are technically using a full install disc, but your Pro key is an upgrade key so I would try the method I suggest first.
OK, but will it let me install the updates without entering the key first?
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18 Aug 2013   #15
derekimo

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Yeah, I do it all the time on virtual machines.
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18 Aug 2013   #16
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Yeah, I do it all the time on virtual machines.
I don't know what a virtual machine is lol! but, I'll give it a try as you said. Thanks again!
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18 Aug 2013   #17
derekimo

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That's alright, all you need to know is it does work.

You're welcome, post back if you have any other questions.
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18 Aug 2013   #18
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That's alright, all you need to know is it does work.

You're welcome, post back if you have any other questions.
Will do, I'm suppose to receive the ssd on Tuesday.
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18 Aug 2013   #19
derekimo

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Cool, best upgrade you can throw on your computer, I have a Crucial M4 in my laptop.
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19 Aug 2013   #20
p5200

windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I got to thinking, I don't believe I told you that I had 2 towers which I built my self and after I upgraded this one to pro, I used the same retail upgrade disc using it's intended home premium key on the second tower. Are you saying I should use the same disc again which will install Home Premium then install all updates, use the Home premium key to activate and then, use the any time upgrade feature to enter my pro key? Or were you meaning for me to use my universal disc, install the pro version all updates then activate using the pro key? I just want to make sure I do the install the way you are telling me to. Sorry to be such a pain in the butt with so many questions.
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