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Windows 7: Ultimate upgrade version - lost install disc

23 Aug 2014   #1
sorethumbs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Ultimate upgrade version - lost install disc

I have Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade version but have lost the install iso that I downloaded when I purchased it. I have tried a 'normal' Ultimate iso that I downloaded from digital river but it is not accepting my serial key.

Is the upgrade media different in some way to the SP1 iso? Is there any way to download a copy?

Cheers


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24 Aug 2014   #2
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The Upgrade Key should work with the downloaded disk - but remember that you cannot boot from the disk and use the upgrade Key. It requires that you boot from a functional and valid OS.
If you're attempting a Clean install, don't enter the Key at all - complete the install, and then run a repair install, this time entering the Upgrade Key.
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