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Windows 7: startup repair failure

19 Aug 2011   #21

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

You can clean install win7 with an upgrade disk on a blank hard drive.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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19 Aug 2011   #22
james dunford

7 ultimate x64

I'm currently in the process of that, but it says the product key supplied by the vendor is invalid. I've contacted the vendor who have told me that product key will not work because it needs a version of Vista underneath to upgrade from.

My computers been wiped clean, so there is no version of Vista - I have 2 genuine license keys (one for Vista, one for W7) and no operating system??
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20 Aug 2011   #23

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Use the workaround in the tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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22 Aug 2011   #24
james dunford

7 ultimate x64
Fixed it!

Nice one!

Got it fixed and back up and running. Thanks to all of you for your help. After numerous conversations to Microsoft and I can conclude that their customer support are collectively a useless and pointless entity and only serves the purpose of generating more revenue for their greedy loop-holed pockets.

If any of those clowns had the tiniest bit of integrity, they would have given me the same advice I receiveed from this forum rather than spending that time attempting to convince me the only solution was to part with more cash.

Thanks again, in future I will come here and not those ravenous plutocrats.
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