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Windows 7: New Install

07 Nov 2010   #31
w7runner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Nov 2010   #32
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7runner View Post
myzr7,
"are you activated then?" As far as I know I am. I haven't seen a notice saying I need to activate. Where would the notice be if it's not activated?
start/right click computer/properties
bottem of page will say activated or need to activate
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07 Nov 2010   #33
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7runner View Post
myzr7,
"are you activated then?" As far as I know I am. I haven't seen a notice saying I need to activate. Where would the notice be if it's not activated?
start/right click computer/properties
bottem of page will say activated or need to activate

You would click here.

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07 Nov 2010   #34
w7runner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Nov 2010   #35
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

No don't do that, just install Windows 7 again over itself, when presented with this screen click upgrade and add the key.

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07 Nov 2010   #36
w7runner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Nov 2010   #37
w7runner

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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07 Nov 2010   #38
gregrocker

 

Even when you decided to start over to do it correctly deleting XP, you still couldn't follow these simple steps?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If you've decided not to Dual Boot with XP, boot the Win7 DVD, select Custom install then use Drive Options (shown in red box below) to Delete all partitions, create New one(s) as you wish, then Format each before installing to first partition.




The Win7 installer will scan the HD during bootup to see XP and allow use of the Upgrade version key upfront or later as you wish.
How much more specific can I be, and with a picture?
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07 Nov 2010   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by w7runner View Post
Bare Foot Kid,
So now I have this question, when I do the upgrade do I enter the key or wait until later?



If you are going to do a clean install without entering a key; then an upgrade over the first install to enter a key so it will activate.

Do the clean first, no key

Then the upgrade with the key
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