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Windows 7: Error with Win 7 Clean Install

22 Oct 2009   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it should be in XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX format

that is five blocks of five characters, at least mine is


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22 Oct 2009   #12
Merxz

Windows Vista 64
 
 

Yes, 5 blocks of 5 character. I entered it exactly as it is presented in the email, and I have even tried entering no-caps vs caps. I'm wondering if I should get in contact with Digital Rivers and see if they can give me another key.
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22 Oct 2009   #13
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

absolutely - you have paid for a useless product otherwise
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22 Oct 2009   #14
Merxz

Windows Vista 64
 
 

Alright, I left the product key field blank and it finished the setup process. I then went to activate my product key from within windows, and I get an error "code 0xC004F061" and it says that my key can only be used for upgrades, not clean installs.

What can I do to fix this? Is there somewhere where I can enter my old Vista Home Premium 64 key, then put in my Win 7 Pro 64 upgrade key?
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22 Oct 2009   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Merxz, welcome to Seven Forums!



Have a look at this tutorial, at the link below.


Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Look at the "Tip" under "Here's How".
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22 Oct 2009   #16
Merxz

Windows Vista 64
 
 

Thanks for that link, it has some nice information. Unfortunately, I did the clean install like your guide says, but when I go to enter the key it says it's invalid and intended to use to upgrade systems, not for clean installs. Am I reading your guide wrong in some way?
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22 Oct 2009   #17
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You use the first install as the one you're upgrading 'from' start with #1 under "Here's How".
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