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Windows 7: New build w/Old Components tons of grief

03 Jun 2011   #21
Z0nker

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
I can't win

No idea what went wrong
After I put the mediabootinstall on the desktop,command prompt in admin,
I typed in slmgr -rearm and clicked enter, then I got two of the screens that I clicked OK on.
It might have been three screens I clicked OK in.

Couldn't find any registration tab until I saw the windows anytime upgrade in the start menu, all programs sidebar. The first code I typed in gave me invalid, then when I changed a letter with a number in the second set of numbers in the product code, It
went to a different screen.Seemed like it was going to activate and then I got the last screen cap.Wrong upgrade key.
Sorry guys.
What next?




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03 Jun 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

You don't want Windows Anytime Upgrade, which is used to upgrade to a higher version from the installed version.

Hold down the Windows key on keyboard, press Pause (Break) key to open System Properties box, scroll down to Activation Link to Activate after you have completed Option Three registry workaround given here to activate Upgrade version on wiped HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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04 Jun 2011   #23
Z0nker

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
success

Alright, it's now activated.

Reading through the RAM Test page you linked to me, it says, "Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed."
How do I find out if the ASUS Rampage II Genie is one of these Mobo"s?
Thought I read that in the book, but I can't find it.

GR, thanks for having patience with my dumba$$.
Will try to figure out the RAM Test next.
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04 Jun 2011   #24
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Z0nker View Post
Alright, it's now activated.

Reading through the RAM Test page you linked to me, it says, "Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed."
How do I find out if the ASUS Rampage II Genie is one of these Mobo"s?
Thought I read that in the book, but I can't find it.
See page 2-15 of manual version E4442. (It's available for download from support.asus.com.) There are recommendations for 2, 3, 4,and 6 DIMMs.

BTW, it's a Rampage II Gene.
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19 Jun 2011   #25
Z0nker

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
Sorry to bother you guys again, but. . . .

The Mobo I used for this build is gone. Removed.
It had issues.
I have purchased a Sabertooth X58 Mobo and am trying to install everything again.
I want to wipe the OCZ 90Gb SSD clean again and start all over but no matter what I do,
Command Prompt says this,
"Virtual Disk Service error
Clean is not allowed on the disk containing current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."
Tried it in Safe Mode w/Command Prompt and then I unplugged the second HDD and thought it was working but after some minutes I got the above message again.
How do I get this thing to wipe the SSD again and install the W7 64bit OS that gave me so much trouble at the beginning of this post.
Also strange is the fact that this Sabertooth X 58 Mobo/SSD is booting from the Rampage II GENE Mobo drivers,desktop without any issues.
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19 Jun 2011   #26
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

You can't format the boot disk from the boot disk.

One way to format if by booting from a Win7 install DVD (or a USB key drive set up as an installer). You can even format using an upgrade version.

It's not all that unusual to successfully boot from a HD with different motherboard drivers, although a clean install of Win7 is recommended.
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19 Jun 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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19 Jun 2011   #28
Z0nker

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
question

Did the "note" at the beginning of the link you sent me and all I get is disk management. No place here to right click and run as administrator.
I have tried to CMD @ boot and I get the error message, "Virtual Disk Service error
Clean is not allowed on the disk containing current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."
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19 Jun 2011   #29
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You have to boot the Windows installation media to run the clean all to the "System" partition/HDD, it can't be run from the Windows desktop.


DISKPART : At PC Startup
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19 Jun 2011   #30
Z0nker

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
When I first turned this on

I went in to the bios first thing and set the boot priority.
Checked it after all this and it was not set right so I set it right and looks like it finally is working (booting from disk)
The cursor is ticking away after I got to clean all.
See what happens.
Thanks
To think I have to go through this again. . . . .arggghhhh
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