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Windows 7: Installing Upgrade Windows 7 Issue

21 Jun 2011   #21
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Okay, new thread.

Do you think if I install Vista and then update, it will get rid of this error?


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21 Jun 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoullNeverCatch View Post
It's still giving me the error. I had somebody else type in the product key, in case I was misreading something, but it's still giving me the error.
Could you post back with the complete error message?

Does the Windows 7 product key number look like the one from Option One below?

XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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21 Jun 2011   #23
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Yes, twenty five digits in five groups.
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21 Jun 2011   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoullNeverCatch View Post
Okay, new thread.

Do you think if I install Vista and then update, it will get rid of this error?
It should.

Is this a OEM or retail upgrade Windows 7?
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21 Jun 2011   #25
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Student.
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21 Jun 2011   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If none of the first 3 options in the tutorial below work for you, then try the newly added option four to see if it may.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Of course, none of this will work if the product key number is truly not valid.
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21 Jun 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If none of the first 3 options in the tutorial below work for you, then try the newly added option four to see if it may.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Of course, none of this will work if the product key number is truly not valid.
Use option 4 in the tutorial above, when you need to input product key number, Copy & Paste from the email.
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21 Jun 2011   #28
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

I went ahead and installed Vista, and am now upgrading. I'll see if it doesn't work.
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21 Jun 2011   #29
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Success! Full functionality and upgrade complete. I believe the problem was with the fact that I was trying to activate through an Upgrade disk on a blank drive, as opposed to one with an existing copy of windows. Fortunately, Dells Vista disk doesn't require an Activation Key (it's just run and go).

Now, all that's left is the several hours of reinstalling drivers and what not. Thanks for your help.
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21 Jun 2011   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news, and you're most welcome. I'm glad that we could help.

It sounds like Option Four will work then for the next time if you like.
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