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Windows 7: installing windows 7 on new hd

14 Jan 2013   #21
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bungles View Post
vista came with it and i have the product key on the sticker it was on the back of the pc faded but i can make it out.
Every Windows installation has their own Product Key. The one on your PC is for Vista. You need to buy Windows 7. You will then get a Product Key and a disk to install. That is the reason you are having problems.


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14 Jan 2013   #22
bungles

 
 

ok got me some windows 7. hope this helps with the driver problems.
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14 Jan 2013   #23
gregrocker

 

You're entitled to buy Upgrade version. As no OS was on the HD when you installed go ahead and skip entering the key during install, then afterwards do the quick registry workaround given in Option 3 here to activate Win7 on a new or wiped HD: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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