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Windows 7: Upgrade disk installs to formatted HDD!

22 Oct 2009   #11
jackdawg

Windows 7 RTM 16385
 
 

There is no WGA check for Windows 7 yet.
Will give it a shot as soon as I see one.


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22 Oct 2009   #12
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdawg View Post
If you get a chance then do this with the Amazon
Format the HDD, zero it.
Boot from Windows 7 Upgrade Media
Install
Activate

This is the acid test according to me.
Sounds like good acid.

Can I format it after I zero it? Just askin.
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22 Oct 2009   #13
jackdawg

Windows 7 RTM 16385
 
 

No, this way will confuse everyone more
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22 Oct 2009   #14
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jackdawg View Post
There is no WGA check for Windows 7 yet.
Will give it a shot as soon as I see one.
The public release of Microsoft Secutity Essentials runs a WGA validation before it will install. It may not be the yet-unreleased platform-wide Windows Activation Technologies validation. But it is a validation.
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22 Oct 2009   #15
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Greg, did you enter a key on the RTM? I agree that the RTM was recognized as the previous OS. Let me know if it works with teh blank HD
tks
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22 Oct 2009   #16
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Greg, did you enter a key on the RTM? I agree that the RTM was recognized as the previous OS. Let me know if it works with teh blank HD
tks
There was no key on the RTM which was unactivated with rearm.

I was prompted upfront for the Upgrade disk product key which it took and proceeded with the formatted clean install, then it activated later in seconds after I connected to the internet.

This HDD has been zeroed since there was any activated OS on it.

And I believe Windows Updates runs WGA check and Updates are one of the first things I did to get hardware drivers.
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22 Oct 2009   #17
Nosmo

Win 7 32 bit , Win xp Sp3
 
 

Seems to me that MS has not yet released any upgrade media.
Everything today screams 'Full retail install version'
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22 Oct 2009   #18
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Think this might be a big Thank You from MS to beta testers who enthusiastically pre-ordered?

Well, thank you , MS!
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22 Oct 2009   #19
djjaeger82

windows7 RC
 
 

Guys,
Formatting during installation appears to be treated differently than installing to a completely blank partition-less drive prior to setup. I did a few tests tonight, take a look if you're curious:

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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