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Windows 7: P4 + 768 Ram OS System and where to source disks for XP/W7.

14 Jul 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP


When you boot the Win7 installer it will scan the HD and if it sees any OS will then allow use of Upgrade version key during install - as long as it's inputted correctly which is the cause of 90% of these failures.

However if you are installing to a new or wiped HD the installer sees no OS, so then you need to leave the key blank during install and do Option 2 or 3 given here after install to activate: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I would not run WIn7 without at least 1gb RAM.

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14 Jul 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Ok its the simple things in life that are often overlooked.

Downloaded upto date ISO from link posted above.
Installed with out entering a product key.
Downloaded all updates and installed a few other sundry programs I use on any system.
Once updated andinstalled registered online but got the Code xC004F061 OInvalid Product Key due to upgrade message.
Followed the Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version link to workaround the code error.
On reboot ran activation entering Product Key via Control Panel Items->System.


Thank you for the advice and great links.

What I love about this forum always positive support and great results.

Cheers all Repped Up :)



Addum update ram to 1.5 and may see if I can find an some more to take it to 2. Only surfing, email, skype or viewing photos and writing the odd document so nothing heavy.
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 P4 + 768 Ram OS System and where to source disks for XP/W7.

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