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Windows 7: Installing Win7Pro on new computer

27 Dec 2010   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you burn it as an image, using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn? If so, boot it to do your install. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstr.../bootcddvd.htm

It should proceed like this: Clean Install Windows 7

Some tips to get a purrfect install: re-install windows 7


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27 Dec 2010   #22
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks, I got it to get to the enter your product key step but for some reason it thinks mine is invalid. I Purchased the student discounted version of Windows 7 Professional from here

Microsoft Student - Windows 7

There is no previously installed version of windows on the computer I'm trying to put 7 on.
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27 Dec 2010   #23
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Then you'll need to leave the key blank, after install do one of the workarounds given here: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Registry edit is easiest - set a restore point in case you goof so you can start over. Then activate at Computer>Properties link.
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27 Dec 2010   #24
BRADD

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

That says I need a valid copy of a previous OS, which I don't have.
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27 Dec 2010   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

You need a qualifying copy of XP or Vista, whether pre-installed on the same machine or retail, to use Upgrade version Win7.

Maybe a friend or family member has one they're not using any longer which you can have. You dont' even have to have it installed, just on hand and not used any longer while it is qualifier.

This is on the honor system.
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