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Windows 7: Installing Upgrade Windows 7 Issue

20 Jun 2011   #1
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 
Installing Upgrade Windows 7 Issue

Okay, can't seem to locate the spindle with Vista install on it, found four other spindles, but not the one I need. Called Dell, I can get another sent to me for ~20 dollars, but it'll take five business days or some such. Trying to decide if I should do it.


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20 Jun 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's not a bad deal at all. If you needed it sooner, then you might ask them if there may be an option for faster shipping for an additional charge.
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21 Jun 2011   #3
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Success! Found the Vista disk. Gonna head on down to Best Buy (most likely) and get a new HD. Question, you showed how to do an install with the upgrade disk, I don't know if there's an activation code on the Vista disk itself or if it's the code string on the back of the disk sleeve. Problem is that the disk is cracked. Will that mess this up?
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21 Jun 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

What do you mean by cracked?

Physically or software cracked?
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21 Jun 2011   #5
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I was going to ask that.

If you mean cracked in the physically damaged sense then it would depend where on the disk the crack is. If it is around the central hub (a common occurrence caused by removing/replacing the disk in its protective case) then you might be OK providing that the crack does not stray onto the main surface of the disk itself. If it does, or if the crack is solely on the main surface, then there is nothing you can do as a cracked CD/DVD is irreparable.

On the other hand, if you mean cracked in the sense of software hacked, then I'm afraid we cannot assist you any further with that, other than to suggest that you buy a legitimate copy from a reputable retailer.
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21 Jun 2011   #6
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

Yes, I mean physically damaged. I can send you a picture if you're worried. I hate it when terms like that get mixed. I was under the impression that I could do the install from the Windows 7 disk, and that I only need the Vista activation code, which would be on the disk case? I found another copy, this has happened before and I try to keep the copy from each one.
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21 Jun 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries, we just needed to be clear.

You would need a Windows 7 product key number to activate Windows 7 with though.
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21 Jun 2011   #8
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

We had to ask, as you could have meant either way. I'm glad that you meant cracked as in the physical sense.

Please send a picture showing the damage. Might be an idea to show both sides of the disk in full.
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21 Jun 2011   #9
YoullNeverCatch

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 bit
 
 

The W7 disk has an activation code on the back, the front says:
Quote:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
32 bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS Liscence Required
(Product Key Required)
The Vista disk says
Quote:
Reinstallation DVD
Windows Vista Home Premium 32BIT SP1
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21 Jun 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you install your upgrade Windows 7 using an option in the tutorial below, you will not need Vista installed. Option One it the most common way.


Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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