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Windows 7: Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

21 Dec 2015   #1

Windows 7 64
Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

Hello, I have my original activation key but when trying to finalize it, windows tells me this key is only for upgrades not for clean installs?

I had to to do clean install and it was from my original official backup disc so I'm not sure what the problem is?

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21 Dec 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64

Maybe you bought an upgarde disc and not a full install disc.

Use your original disc, not the backup.
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21 Dec 2015   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Try the key from the COA sticker on your PC.
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21 Dec 2015   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Also see if this tutorial by Brink helps:

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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