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Windows 7: Boot issue

05 Feb 2011   #11
theschlepp

Windows 7
 
 

Bare Foot/ Gregrocker/Theog,
Went to tutorial, using diskpart now to clear all. Thanks for the quick responses.


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05 Feb 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to keep us informed.
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05 Feb 2011   #13
theschlepp

Windows 7
 
 

Now I have a new problem. The product activation key does not work; after typing and confirming correct I received an error that it is invalid. I unselected auto-activate and continued with install. When complete, I went to computer properties and added the product key and received an error that the version is not valid for clean install (I purchased the student version). What to do?
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05 Feb 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

Because you wiped the HD (as you should) to get the cleanest reinstall, the installer cannot see a prior OS to allow use of Upgrade version key.

Do the quick registry workaround given in this tutorial to Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Set a Restore Point first in case you goof.

Afterwards activate with Key at Computer>Properties activation link.
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05 Feb 2011   #15
theschlepp

Windows 7
 
 

gregrocker,
That did the trick, thanks!
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05 Feb 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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