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Windows 7: Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download

14 May 2011   #1

Win7 64bit
Upgrading Win7 from MSDNAA download

Hi. I download Windows 7 Professional from my local college's partnership with MSDNAA. I try to install the upgrade but my comp states that I cannot use this upgrade with the Anytime Upgrade. I try to do a manual install straight from the CD but it says I have a incorrect product code. I've done this exact process before with XP from the same vendor and it installed fine. What gives? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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14 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

You may have to ask the "local" college's partnership with MSDNAA ... are you a student?

I try to do a manual install straight from the CD but it says I have a incorrect product code.
This is not a CD ... it's an .ISO file
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14 May 2011   #3


Are you booting the DVD following these illustrated steps? Clean Install Windows 7

If you burned it yourself, did you confirm the ISO integrity and use an image burner like ImgBUrn at slow 4x speed with Verify? ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET

You can also write the ISO to a flash stick to try install. Load the ISO and select Win7 in dropdown menu: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 | USB Pen Drive Linux

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If you wiped the HD, leave the Product Key blank until after install then do the quick registry workaround given here to activate Upgrade version on cleaned HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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