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Windows 7: Clean install win7pro64 from win7hp64 laptop w/ key

07 Aug 2011   #1
mukhi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Clean install win7pro64 from win7hp64 laptop w/ key

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop and upgrade key for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I want Windows 7 Professional 64-bit clean install in this laptop. How do I do it?
NOTE: I also have EXE/ISO file from previous win7pro64 upgrade in a different laptop from win7hp64 (bought the key and downloaded the file from digitalriver).

I also have got a 120 GB blank SSD. Can I do this clean install of win7pro64 in this SSD? How?

TIA.


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07 Aug 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

If you have the burned the ISO to DVD disk, follow this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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07 Aug 2011   #3
mukhi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.

If you have the burned the ISO to DVD disk, follow this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
@theog

the tutorial says:
"This option has been confirmed by me to be able to install from a formated blank drive or system, and install the retail upgrade Windows 7 and activate it without doing anything else."

this means i should be able to install from my blank SSD drive, and install win7pro64 from win7pro64 upgrade disk and activate it (with my product key) without doing anything else. then why do i need recovery disk and startup repair CD? what to recover when i start from a blank disk?

correct me if i am wrong.
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07 Aug 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If you need to reinstall to Factory shipped Windows 7 to sale on, you can.
The Startup Repair CD is a very handy tool.
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07 Aug 2011   #5
mukhi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you need to reinstall to Factory shipped Windows 7 to sale on, you can.
The Startup Repair CD is a very handy tool.
@theog
i think you are not getting my question, let me tell you in a different way...my concern is:
i wanna be able to install in my "blank" SSD drive, and install win7pro64 from win7pro64 "upgrade" DVD and activate it (with my product key) without doing anything else. please tell me how i do it.
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07 Aug 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This same process should be followed anytime Windows 7 is installed. Install it using the version you have a license key for, and then do not put in the key during the install. Finish the install, set it up the way you like, and then in time (within 30 days) pop in the key for the license you have. I've done this with upgrade keys and OEM keys as well.

As for installing to an SSD, it's a drive like what you've been used to. Install and such using the same processes.
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07 Aug 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post


If you have the burned the ISO to DVD disk, follow this tutorial:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Hello mukhi, welcome to Seven Forums!


He's said, to do a clean install with an upgrade key you will have to do one of the work-arounds in this tutorial linked above, the installation media isn't the point, the activation key is.
Note   Note

Windows 7 is version specific and not bit-rate specific, i.e. a Home Premium COA Windows activation key will activate either the 32-bit or the 64-bit Windows Home Premium Operating System.



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07 Aug 2011   #8
gregrocker

 

Yes, you can clean install the Pro Upgrade to the SSD based on having Win7 HP which qualifies for upgrade - although MS prefers it to be Anytime Upgrade when changing between Win7 versions.

The retail Upgrade key would nonetheless unlock the much-easier Anytime Upgrade from Home to Pro, hence it qualifies as qualifier for Upgrade. Likewise it is allowed to clean install just the Pro using the quick registry workaround given in tutorial.

Here are tips for getting a perfect clean reinstall of factory OEM - use the ones which apply: Reinstalling Windows 7
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02 Jan 2012   #9
mukhi

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Yes, you can clean install the Pro Upgrade to the SSD based on having Win7 HP which qualifies for upgrade - although MS prefers it to be Anytime Upgrade when changing between Win7 versions.
NOTE TO MODS:
i am posting after long time in this thread as the issue could not be solved and i have come up now with a fact.

@gregrocker
clean install is NOT possible with anytime upgrade key and upgrade media. NONE of the methods work. please read my comments here:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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02 Jan 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

If you read my post just above yours I was referring to clean reinstalling with a retail Professional key, not Anytime Upgrade key.

To clean reinstall Pro you'd have to first reinstall Home Premium, activate it, then Anytime Upgrade to Pro with it's key. This is why it's recommended to save a Win7 backup image ot use in place of reinstalling once you Anytime Upgrade. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Thank you for confirming that Anytime Upgrade keys cannot be clean reinstalled outright.
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