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Windows 7: Clean Installation With An Upgrade Disk

19 Nov 2010   #21
Bill2

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

Ahh...so let the old machine be in trial state, he can rearm upto whatever time it allows him. Hopefully, he doesnt know how to install the product key etc. and depends on you for such work. That way if he wants to go back, you can just put the gateway into storage and install the key on the emachine.

But i think you need to explain to him that he cant charge for the OS should he decide to sell the emachine in this state.


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19 Nov 2010   #22
gregrocker

 

Right, I have made it clear that the Win7 goes with him and XP goes with the eMachine.
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25 Nov 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

Unfortunately, I tried slmgr -ipk command to insert Product key on Upgrade version install to wiped HD, and it rejected key as being for Upgrade version.

I had to do the registry workaround in Brink's tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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25 Nov 2010   #24
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unfortunately, I tried slmgr -ipk command to insert Product key on Upgrade version install to wiped HD, and it rejected key as being for Upgrade version.

I had to do the registry workaround in Brink's tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I thought a couple people in the same situation had got it to work already?
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25 Nov 2010   #25
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Unfortunately, I tried slmgr -ipk command to insert Product key on Upgrade version install to wiped HD, and it rejected key as being for Upgrade version.

I had to do the registry workaround in Brink's tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I thought a couple people in the same situation had got it to work already?
Perhaps, but I could not. It kept erroring with same code given for Upgrade version fail.

However after using registry workaround the slmgr -ipk command reported success.
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25 Nov 2010   #26
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the info.
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