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Windows 7: Microsoft says i have an illegal copy of Windows 7...

18 Feb 2011   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You will be able to delete and recreate partitions during the setup. The point in question now is why the disc won't boot. In OS versions past, if you tried a Dell OEM disc on an HP computer, it would give you a message that it wouldn't work and stop.

You keep skipping over some important questions though. What is shown on your actual disc, on the label? If it is a legitimate MS disc, you should be able to boot from it. If it is a copy, who knows if it was even done properly or if it is even bootable.


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18 Feb 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

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What version did you buy? What does it say on the disk and sales receipt?

If you bought Enterprise which is KMS-activated by a server then it shouldn't reject the disk, certainly not at bootup, unless the issue is actually that it is failing to boot and detects a 64 bit install upon a 32 bit OS or vice versa.

How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD
I have vista OEM home premium 32-bit and i'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit full upgrade.

So i should remove the vista OS before i try to install 7 64? How can i do that? I thought they only way to remove vista was to replace it with something...
What is the version you bought? Enterprise, Home Premium, Ultimate? Exactly what does it say on the DVD? Does it have the MS holographic logo on the COA sticker with Product Key?

Boot the installer correctly, choose Custom install then use Drive Options to Delete and repartition, Format before install: Clean Install Windows 7

The message you are getting is likely because the DVD is not booting but starting from the installed OS which cannot run another bit-version.

What is the BIOS Boot Order now in BIOS setup?

Either set DVD drive as first device to boot in BIOS setup, or tap the key for BIOS Boot Menu at bootup to choose DVD. If the DVD boots and you still get the message, post back the exact wording. If you can't get the DVD to boot then you can use free Partition Wizard bootable CD which will autostart to wipe the HD (from Disk Tab) which will then cause the install DVD to autostart.
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18 Feb 2011   #13
ozzy441

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I believe you were asked this already. I don't remember seeing a response. You have Vista 32bit installed, and you want to upgrade to 7 64bit. What is the architecture of your chipset? AMD64? x86? Because you will need to be running a 64bit architecture to be able to run it.
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18 Feb 2011   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ozzy441 View Post
What is the architecture of your chipset?
Going by the system specs, the OP is perfectly fine.

It comes down to one of two things. Either the OP's system won't boot from the disc (or the OP hasn't tried)...or the OP bought a fake license and disc online and isn't going to get anywhere unless the purchase is disupted with Amazon.

Until the OP gives some answers to the last question, we're just running around in circles. I'm not sure why it is proving difficult to post what is on the actual discs, but until that happenes...we can't move forward.
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18 Feb 2011   #15
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

I'm currently running an offical version of Windows 7 home premium 32-bit. (Microsoft say its illegal, but when i entered the product key to authenticate the OS it worked!)
I managed to do a clean install and replaced my previous copy of Windows Vista 32-bit OEM.

Here are my PC specs:

Motherboard: ALiveSATA2-GLAN Bios version 1.70 ASRock > Products > ALiveSATA2-GLAN
CPU: AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 8500
RAM: 8BG
HDD: 1TB

Now, here is my current problem - when i pop in the Windows 7 64-bit installation disc and try to perform a clean install the thing hangs on a blue screen right after the splash screen. I still have mouse control, but can't do anything else.
I'm thinking maybe i need a bios update... not sure why the disc won't finish its boot...
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18 Feb 2011   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ah, well, that's some actual answers now. Is the Windows x64 disc legit and authentic? I'm taking your description to mean you are trying to boot from it, and not trying to run the install from within Windows 7 32 bit, right?
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18 Feb 2011   #17
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Ah, well, that's some actual answers now. Is the Windows x64 disc legit and authentic? I'm taking your description to mean you are trying to boot from it, and not trying to run the install from within Windows 7 32 bit, right?

Well, It looks legit. It came in official packaging, sealed, product key, security stickers on the discs etc... and i was able to authenticate it on my PC. However M$ tell me its not. That the original seller sold me a genuine copy that was not intended for resale and for home use. They said its suposed to be used on Business PC's only even though its HOME premium...

Anyway, I'm trying to boot from the disc (a clean install) not from within Windows 7 32 bit. I know that wouldn't work.
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18 Feb 2011   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

I bet it's an OEM version and that's not the original PC it was installed to.
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18 Feb 2011   #19
ozzy441

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good shout, always seems obvious once somebody else points it out...

Anyway, maybe a BIOS update isn't such a bad idea. Find out what version you're running, if there's a more recent version, it can't hurt to try.
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18 Feb 2011   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CINTAM View Post
That the original seller sold me a genuine copy that was not intended for resale and for home use. They said its suposed to be used on Business PC's only even though its HOME premium...
That alone tells me you were duped and your copy is counterfeit. Good fakes from China look real. I'd dispute it and get a legit version from another source.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
I bet it's an OEM version and that's not the original PC it was installed to.
It should still install though.
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