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Windows 7: Clean Install never asked me for username/pass/product key etc..

19 Jul 2011   #1
Jbknight3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Clean Install never asked me for username/pass/product key etc..

Hey. Out of all of my computer experience i have never heard of or seen this problem.

I downloaded windows upgrade advisor on my laptop and ran it. It said that I was able to run windows 7. So i installed it using usb because my laptop only has a cd drive, not a dvd drive. After installing it and it prompted me that it was going to restart and it did but when it came on again, it skipped all of the setup process such as entering username, computer name, password, my preferences for updates, and product key. it went straight to a screen asking me for a username and password......... i never created one so it's kind of difficult to get past that screen. haha.

i never altered installation files or anything I just used diskpart to set up the usb drive and then just transfered the files diectly from the windows dvd to the usb using another computer. =\

Any help would be greatly appreciated. =P

Thanks in advance!
Jon




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19 Jul 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Thats not a regular win7 disk. Its a modded one, probably with an answer file (autounattend.xml) that did all that work for you. Even in 3rd party tools like RT7lite theres an unattend option that automates steps like user creation, product key and regional settings.
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19 Jul 2011   #3
Jbknight3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So i should look for that file within the setup files? does it contain the user and pass that was entered for me?
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19 Jul 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

By all means do. I have no way of knowing whether its there or not since I didnt create the disk. But lemme tell you, neither regular win7 disks nor OEM ones are set up that way, it would be moronic to expect the user to guess the username etc. or rummage through disk contents.

Only you know where you acquired that disk from, so contact those persons and ask them. Obviously you have not paid for a win7 license because such "magical" disks are never "sold".
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19 Jul 2011   #5
Jbknight3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i got it from a friend. yea ill ask him about it. thanks for the help tho =)
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19 Jul 2011   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jbknight3 View Post
i got it from a friend. yea ill ask him about it. thanks for the help tho =)
Tell him to stop pirating windows and other software. Not cool.
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19 Jul 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jbknight3 View Post
i got it from a friend. yea ill ask him about it. thanks for the help tho =)
Tell him to stop pirating windows and other software. Not cool.

+1
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19 Jul 2011   #8
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

+2 - You will need a product key and other things to make that software work for more than 120 days anyway, so it would be best to get your Windows 7 installation DVD with the rest of the Windows 7 bundle, including the COA and product key you get when you buy it.
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