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Windows 7: Dual boot using W7 Upgrade disc?

18 Sep 2010   #11
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello rockfarmer, welcome to Seven Forums!






This tutorial at the link below may be useful to you.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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18 Sep 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rockfarmer View Post

Does that passage of para 15 of the EUALA really mean what it says? That if I uninstall Windows 7, I cannot re-install the qualifying product? Of if I use the upgrade media to do the instllation and overwrite, say Vista, that I cannot re-install Vista (the qualifying product) as a dual boot system? Does it mean that you cannot use the qualifying poduct forever and ever?
Many users dual booted with the qualifying Vista to transition to Win7 and had no problems. You are not supposed to use the qualifying OS again after installing Win7 unless you want to go back to it alone. However this is on the honor system and not enforced by any current mechanism.
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19 Sep 2010   #13
rockfarmer

Windows 7 (retail) both
 
 

Well, here's the deal. I have activated images saved on another drive. I can simply replace Windows 7 with XP or Vista and go back to 7 anytime. It takes 20 minutes. So if that is allowed, why not a dual boot system since you can only use one operating systm at a time? Even though the signatures in track zero are copied, Microsoft thinks some of my "installations" are now counterfeit. What a huge irritation if I have to phone India to explain. Wish ther were a resonable alternative to Microsoft.
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19 Sep 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

The non-genuine you may be receiving is not related to using Vista, but more likely a qualm with reimaging.

What is the exact error message and how does it present? Blue screen non-gen lockout is slipped drive letter.
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20 Sep 2010   #15
rockfarmer

Windows 7 (retail) both
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The non-genuine you may be receiving is not related to using Vista, but more likely a qualm with reimaging.

What is the exact error message and how does it present? Blue screen non-gen lockout is slipped drive letter.
There is no error message. Just an ominous notice that the software may be not legal or if I try to do a re-install from my retail upgrade DVD, that I “ cannot use that activation code on this computer”, buy another number, contact Microsoft, etc. This is what is so infuriating since I own the license and it is legal. I presume they want me to contact Microsoft (a representative in India) to assure them it is legal. Cannot Microsoft control the activation code numbers out there and who has them? Seems simple to me. Other companies do that. If a particular number is valid but not released by the company you don’t get to register it! Period!
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20 Sep 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.










Try a robo-call to MS first, if there's no issues you won't even speak to a person, have a look at the link below and be sure to post back to keep us informed.


Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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21 Sep 2010   #17
rockfarmer

Windows 7 (retail) both
 
 

Sorry about the rants. I do not seem to have a problem now unless I do an install from my DVD. I simply uninstalled KB971033.
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