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Windows 7: Student $30 Upgrade...download iso?

23 Oct 2009   #11
cutlassvillager

Windows 7 Professional & Mac OS 10.6.4
 
 

I wanted to do a fresh install because I've heard it's better to do that than upgrade from Vista. I tried burning the files to a disc and my computer didn't recognize it as a bootable disc.


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23 Oct 2009   #12
cutlassvillager

Windows 7 Professional & Mac OS 10.6.4
 
 

Great thanks a lot for everyone's help. I finally made a bootable disc and made a fresh install, however now when I try to activate I get an error back saying "Code: 0xC004F061 Description The Software Licensing Service determined that this specific product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations." I just deleted my Vista installation to fresh install 7 Professional. How do I just fresh install Windows 7 Professional without getting an error?? I've already wasted hours reinstalling a few times already. I don't want to do an upgrade from Vista.
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23 Oct 2009   #13
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I saw earlier that somebody did a second install over the first install & activated it, like an upgrade But I cannot seem to find that post quickly right now
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24 Oct 2009   #14
cutlassvillager

Windows 7 Professional & Mac OS 10.6.4
 
 

Thanks everyone for your help. I just decided to reinstall Vista then install Windows 7 through the Custom route. After I deleted the Windows.old file the installation of 7 was basically the same as a fresh install. Thanks a lot. Microsoft really should have given people the option to download the installer or the iso instead of having to jump through hoops to make an iso yourself.
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24 Oct 2009   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Glad it worked out okay for you, enjoy Windows 7


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24 Oct 2009   #16
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I saw earlier that somebody did a second install over the first install & activated it, like an upgrade But I cannot seem to find that post quickly right now
Yes Doc many who cannot clean install from boot with Upgrade media are using the old Vista "upgrade over upgrade" trick when their key is rejected. After installing without key they run the upgrade from desktop (a repair install, BTW) and it takes the key and activates.

Irony is that it might have activated if they had installed without key the first time and activated upon connecting to the internet by giving key on Properties page activation link. Several others report this.
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