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Windows 7: New Motherboard Fail Windows Upgrade Please help

03 Apr 2011   #31
Microsoft MVP


Do you have IDE drives? Is this a cable which came with the HD or mobo?

If you've plugged one to SATA, what is the SATA controller setting in BIOS? It may be repairing because of the setting. Is it running Startup Repair? What messages are you getting?

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03 Apr 2011   #32

Windows 64 bit

yes it's running startup repair and is still repairing been repairing for about 30-40 minutes -.- and to be honest i'm not entirely sure where this cord came from it was an extra cord in my old computer box you know the one i told you i factory bought and now rebuilding well this cord was in that box the HD came with since, i didn't replace my HDD i figured it might be to some use
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03 Apr 2011   #33
Microsoft MVP


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What happens when you plug in only the cleaned HD, set HD as first to boot in BIOS setup, then trigger the DVD using F12 Boot menu key?

Will it restart into the installation or the DVD after install?

What about if you remove the DVD at the restart as I suggested earlier?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marine16 View Post
yes it just restarts the installation
If you remove the DVD at the restart it cannot start the installation again. Please try the steps above which have worked repeatedly in this same situation as they apparently have not been tried correctly or completely.
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03 Apr 2011   #34

Windows 64 bit

Okay i got to the installation but it keeps saying my product key is invalid -.- and this is a brand new disk
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03 Apr 2011   #35
Microsoft MVP


Leave the Product Key box blank, then after install do one of the workarounds given here to activate Win7 Upgrade version on a cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version - Windows 7 Forums

Easiest is the registry edit. Set a restore point first in case you goof.
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