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Windows 7: OS on my pc is not what I installed!

12 Jul 2015   #11

windows 7 Ultimate Sp1

SOOO frustrating. Yes did system restore wich was a windows 32 bit.I have done it several times to factory settings.This left me with my Windows 7 Pro 32 bit on my 64 bit system.I got a 64 bit disk from LENOVO AND DID AN UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 7 PRO 64 USING THE DISK...But when I was done I had ULTIMATE...not what was on the disk.

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12 Jul 2015   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Are you sure you were sent the right disk?
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12 Jul 2015   #13

Windows 10 Pro X64

You can unlock all versions in any ISO by running ei.cfg removal tool or by deleting ei.cfg file from Sources folder on bootable flash stick.

Then when you install you will get a list of OS versions to choose from, pick Windows 7 Pro X64 and you should be all set. Your key should work with it.

See here for a good tutorial: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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13 Jul 2015   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

What you installed and what you think you installed can be answered doing this tutorial.

Post the log here and it will let us know positively what is installed.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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13 Jul 2015   #15

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cjspot View Post
the main reason I have asked for help is that it seems That Windows 7 Ultimate was downloaded on my pc.While I Was installing 7 Pro.Is this possible?
No, that is not possible.

If you own windows 7 professional, and if windows 7 ultimate is installed on your computer anyhow (means by anybody else .... windows will not do it by itself), you will not be able to activate that installation at all with your license key, and very soon it will start prompting for activation.
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13 Jul 2015   #16

Windows 7

where do you get the OS? I think you can put the iso file(right?) in a usb reinstall again. the new one will overwrite the old one automatically generally. If you plan to install multi-OS, that's another problem
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