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Windows 7: restore win7 from image

28 Apr 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Derek made a good suggestion. Here is another keyfinder program - I hope it works on Win7 because I have only used it in Vista.
Another suggestion: if you have an OS on another HDD of the system (applies only to desktops), you better disconnect this HDD during the installation. Else you end up with a double boot situation and the MBR on the HDD.


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28 Apr 2010   #12
jaschulz

Vista
 
 

Thanks, the Jelly Bean confirmed that I had been careful the first time around, but now I have a new problem: the installer is refusing the product key. Naturally I have entered and re-entered it very carefully (I even tried the other one just in case). I reformatted the disk and did the install again from scratch, but again I got the same result. Is it possible that this has something to do with the SSD? What do I do in a situation like this?

Thanks,

JAS
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28 Apr 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaschulz View Post
Thanks, the Jelly Bean confirmed that I had been careful the first time around, but now I have a new problem: the installer is refusing the product key. Naturally I have entered and re-entered it very carefully (I even tried the other one just in case). I reformatted the disk and did the install again from scratch, but again I got the same result. Is it possible that this has something to do with the SSD? What do I do in a situation like this?

Thanks,

JAS
Did you uninstall the HDD installation. If nothing helps, you may have to make a robocall to Microsoft. That problem has nothing to do with the SSD but the fact that you already have (or had) Win7 with that key installed.
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28 Apr 2010   #14
jaschulz

Vista
 
 

I have never called them. Can you tell me the number?

Thanks,

JAS
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28 Apr 2010   #15
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Have a look at this,
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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28 Apr 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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28 Apr 2010   #17
jaschulz

Vista
 
 

Yes, that (finally) did it. All is well now. Thank you very much.

JAS
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28 Apr 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaschulz View Post
Yes, that (finally) did it. All is well now. Thank you very much.

JAS
That's good. Let us know how you like the performance of the SSD.
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