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Windows 7: Clean install of windows 7 with the pc's product key?

15 May 2010   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can install any Edition from the dvd - just remove the ei.cfg file , or toggle it with that app.

However, you can only activate the Edition you have the product key for.
So no sweet deal I guess.

Greg, just to clarify - it is all in English. I could not deal with a system in German - LOL.


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15 May 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can install any Edition from the dvd - just remove the ei.cfg file , or toggle it with that app.

However, you can only activate the Edition you have the product key for.
So no sweet deal I guess.

Greg, just to clarify - it is all in English. I could not deal with a system in German - LOL.
Wolfgang -

Then unlock all versions and select Ultimate upfront and it will activate later with the Ultimate Product Key.
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15 May 2010   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
You can install any Edition from the dvd - just remove the ei.cfg file , or toggle it with that app.

However, you can only activate the Edition you have the product key for.
So no sweet deal I guess.

Greg, just to clarify - it is all in English. I could not deal with a system in German - LOL.
Wolfgang -

Then unlock all versions and select Ultimate upfront and it will activate later with the Ultimate Product Key.
That would be nice. But according to SIW2 I can only activate Home Premium with what I bought.
Maybe I'll play around with it once I get my SSD into the box. Will have to buy a big roll of duct tape for the "Installation". Right now I am really handicapped because both systems I have here are Vista. And on the laptop I cannot install Win7 (although I have an 80GB Intel SSD for it). That is the wife's system and she is an "appliance user" and wants to stick with Vista.
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15 May 2010   #14
gregrocker

 

OK I misunderstood you Wolfgang. I thought you have an Ultimate key and want to use the Home Premium installer to install Ultimate.

Never mind
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15 May 2010   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi Greg,

Sadly not, otherwise everybody would be doing it.

If you unlock the dvd , then insert a valid key during install - the Edition that key is for will be installed to the HD.

Otherwise, you can install any Edition, without entering a product key - just select from the menu - but you will need to activate it later - and you need the key which relates to that Edition.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Si, quick question:

Will inserting another version"s Product Key upfront in a locked-version installer override the locked version and instead install that Key's licensed version automatically?

I think I saw you had mentioned this a few weeks ago, but may have misunderstood.
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