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Windows 7: How do I upgrade with no installation disc??

21 Dec 2009   #11
Microsoft MVP


The only sure thing I can advise is to take the Anytime Upgrade back to the store and exchange it for a regular Upgrade version of your choice.

They should accept its return if it is not opened since they sold you the wrong type of Upgrade.

If you have a Vista license on that machine then you qualify for the Upgrade.

Boot from the DVD, it will scan the HD, see the RC to allow you to insert the Upgrade key before formatting the HD. It only looks for an OS.

If not, you will need to use the popular workaround to install without an OS:

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21 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for all the help gregrocker...appreciate it. Will give it a try!
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