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Windows 7: Clean install

18 Jun 2010   #11
shortmantuff

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

It was through digitalriver.com. They teamed up with Microsoft. Also, it says the unlock code on the receipt. I assume that is the same thing as the lic key, correct me if I'm wrong.


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18 Jun 2010   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Go to the link in the email, & download the installer than make USB install stick.
Or can you order a DVD from digitalriver.
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18 Jun 2010   #13
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You don't need to burn it to a DVD or move it to a USB. All you need to do it run "setup.exe" from the download and follow the prompts and do a custom install. You could have the whole thing extracted to your documents folder it does not matter.
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18 Jun 2010   #14
Smithyy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You can, by the way, burn an .exe to disk using most popular burning software's. Just create it as a data CD. However, the easiest option would be as theog said, just use a Memory Stick.
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18 Jun 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Microsoft made good on providing student ISO download here: Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

You can unlock all versions using ei.cfg removal tool on .ISO: Ei.cfg Removal Utility Lets You Use Any Product Key With Your Windows 7 Disc Then burn to DVD or write to USB flash stick: Microsoft Store: Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Help

When you boot the Win7 installer, it will scan the HD to see any prior OS which is enough to pass flag allowing Upgrade version key, even if you then use Custom>Drive Options to Delete, create New and Format partition(s). If not, use one of the workarounds given here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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