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Windows 7: Windows 7 freezes after upgrade install

11 Apr 2010   #31
livichops

windows 7 upgrade as stand alone 64bit
 
 

Thanks a lot Greg, installing windows now. Fingers crossed it will work! I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks again for all your help.
Liv.


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11 Apr 2010   #32
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

livichops,
Was away for awhile. If it's not too late, then 1 GigaByte = 1024 Megabytes.

Thus 100 Gigabytes = 1024 x 100 = 102400 Megabytes.
150 gigabytes = 1024 x 150 = 153600 megabytes.

At your experience level then I would recommend a maximum of two parttions.

one of 153600 megabytes and one the rest of the size.
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12 Apr 2010   #33
livichops

windows 7 upgrade as stand alone 64bit
 
 

Hi again,

So...Windows 7 is installed, I connected to the internet and installed all updates and got to the bit where my upgrade product key does NOT work (am following the winsupersite tutorial link u posted earlier).

At this point, it states that I have 2 options left. Option 1 being the non microsoft supported registry hack (seems straightforward enough), option 2 being the double install option. As option 2 suggests that I would have to reinstall vista all over again and essentially be back at square one, I really don't fancy that way around. I am determined to have my system running as adroitly as possible from here on. And after everything you guys have stated I can assume that re-installing vista is going to be detrimental to that goal.

So this leaves me with the registry hack option. Although it does say that it has "100% success rate", it also states that it may (albeit unlikely), cause complications thereafter. Do you have any idea what kind of complications could potentially arise? It's important to me because as you may have guessed, I am merely a pupil when it comes to anything beyond the regular handling of a P.C. I don't want to get myself in a situation that will be arduous to put right.

Thanks for reading.

Liv
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12 Apr 2010   #34
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Call Microsoft support. Explain to them your situation, and they should be able to activate your key.
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12 Apr 2010   #35
livichops

windows 7 upgrade as stand alone 64bit
 
 

will they activate my copy even though it's just an upgrade version without vista underneath?
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12 Apr 2010   #36
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Yes...

Explain you were having poor performance with 7 upgraded over Vista and you decided to do a clean install.

Microsoft licensing support are pretty reasonable to deal with.
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12 Apr 2010   #37
livichops

windows 7 upgrade as stand alone 64bit
 
 

thanks..
i'm going to call them right now
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12 Apr 2010   #38
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Check this tutorial: Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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12 Apr 2010   #39
livichops

windows 7 upgrade as stand alone 64bit
 
 

Called microsoft and they absolutely refused to give a new product key that will work. They also told me it was IMPOSSIBLE to get an upgrade version to work on a clean HD. Not very helpful 'support' .
Should I use the registry hack are does anyone know what the potential problems may be?

Thanks again
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12 Apr 2010   #40
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

I really don't understand why Microsoft wasn't any more helpful than that.

Maybe try calling again and getting someone different on the line.
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