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Windows 7: Problems installing 64 Bit on Windows 7 Enterprise

18 Sep 2009   #1
chaos

XP Pro
 
 
Problems installing 64 Bit on Windows 7 Enterprise

My job has a partnership with MS and we received a CD with Windows 7 Enterprise edition. Now I don't know if this is a complete OS or just a trial (it doesn't say trial/demo anywhere) so I'm assuming it's a complete OS.

There is only one CD and does not state if it's 64 of 32 bit. When I go through the install it does not let me select 64 bit (which I would like to install).

Did I miss something during the install? Did MS only send 32 bit copy?

Also can we install this copy on multiple computers? We have # of people that would like to test it but we are not sure if the same CD/copy will be able to be installed on # of computers (and if it will work long term).

Please help,

TIA


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18 Sep 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Didn't you get some documentation form MS? Also check the disk for a readme file.
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18 Sep 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

chaos

Is the computer 64bit ready? how old is it?

did they give you a key? did you have to iinput it?
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18 Sep 2009   #4
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

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18 Sep 2009   #5
chaos

XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ken9122 View Post
Didn't you get some documentation form MS? Also check the disk for a readme file.
Will do

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
chaos

Is the computer 64bit ready? how old is it?

did they give you a key? did you have to iinput it?
Its E8400 Intel so the answer is yes.

There was no key or documentation with the package (just checked with our IT).

There was no CD key or anything, after installation Product key is filled in automatically under Control Panel>System Tools. It didn't ask for it during the install either.

PS we are Gold Partner (for whatever that's worth)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Again we are not sure if it's a trial/test edition. It looks like a full version as there was no RC or trial or ANYTHING during the install process.

Did MS release Enterprise to its Gold Partners before the release date? I would think no, but then why isn't there any Trial/Demo written all over it.

Really weird.

Also I'm still wondering about installing it on multiple computers.
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18 Sep 2009   #6
chaos

XP Pro
 
 

I checked the Readme file and it didn't really say much about 64bit other then "choose which one you want".

HEEEELLLLLP
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18 Sep 2009   #7
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Chaos, I would suggest you contact Microsoft and ask them for a statement. It looks like your company received it "officially" from them, so they should tell you the policy on how it can be installed (single or multiple users). Also, they should be able to tell you what version it is. Isn't there a key for activation?
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18 Sep 2009   #8
chaos

XP Pro
 
 

I will have to.

No there is no key and didn't ask for it when installing.

REALLY weird. But I can't be the only person experiencing this. I'm sure MS sent this CD to all their partners.
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18 Sep 2009   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

chaos

If you did get it from an oem partnership, and it has no key and is enterprise. Its probably the 90 day trial. no key because there is a hard coded time bomb. 90 days and thats it. Only way to fix it is to buy a non trial copy and CLEAN INSTALL ONLY.

Just a guess but I bet you dont want to install that

Ken
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18 Sep 2009   #10
chaos

XP Pro
 
 

Is there an easy way to tell if it's 90 day trial? I already have it installed.

I haven't seen word Trial or 90 days throughout the install. Anything I can look at on the desktop etc?

Not sure whey they would even sent it do us, we can download it easily. Also wouldn't there be 32-64 versions if it was trial?

I'm stummped
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