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Windows 7: Upgrade, Custom or Clean install for Win 7?

16 May 2010   #11
punkinbee59

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Here's the info on my computer and OS:
Computer: Dell Inspiron 537S, 4GB Ram, Pentium Dual Core, 64-Bit
OS: Vista Home Premium, SP2

Upgrade Discs: 1) Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit


TIA for suggestions/advice!
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1) Use the product key on the Widows 7 disc. You can enter this during installation and check the box for automatic activation.
2) Clean install IS custom install. To use your upgrade disc to custom install follow the steps here...Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
3) This will happen when you custom install
4) x64 is 64 bit. x86 is 32 bit. You want x64 but it depends what version of Windows 7 is actually on your disc
5) You can turn UAC off once you have Windows up and running.
My Upgrade DVD has both versions on it, his may have it as well.
Yeah he does. It says so in his first post but I over-looked it.
I'm a girl the last time I checked LOL

I think someone missed my question: with automatic activation, I get the impression that it takes 3 days to activate it... is that a 3 day grace period or you wait 3 days to use the computer....?


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16 May 2010   #12
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Activation time is as long as it takes you to allow the activation process to complete online. Generally around 5 seconds and you are good to go.
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16 May 2010   #13
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by punkinbee59 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by punkinbee59 View Post


Here's the info on my computer and OS:
Computer: Dell Inspiron 537S, 4GB Ram, Pentium Dual Core, 64-Bit
OS: Vista Home Premium, SP2

Upgrade Discs: 1) Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit


TIA for suggestions/advice!
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post

My Upgrade DVD has both versions on it, his may have it as well.
Yeah he does. It says so in his first post but I over-looked it.
I'm a girl the last time I checked LOL

I think someone missed my question: with automatic activation, I get the impression that it takes 3 days to activate it... is that a 3 day grace period or you wait 3 days to use the computer....?

*lol* you dont have to wait 3 days to use your computer. you can use it right away.... just right click on My computer.. go to properties and go to the bottom and it will give you the information on your activation..

its not like that weapon in demolition man
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16 May 2010   #14
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

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I'm a girl the last time I checked LOL...
my very bad I do apologise
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16 May 2010   #15
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

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I'm a girl the last time I checked LOL...
my very bad I do apologise

Girls should be assigned bright, colorful, rainbow type font...

And the guys... We could use just black.
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16 May 2010   #16
punkinbee59

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Ok, reading up on the Custom Install, in step 14, you enter in the PK, and if I want to activate it later to make sure the OS is working I bypass that until I'm ready to activate. However, in the Activate Windows, during the manual activation, if I want to activate it now, I have to type in the PK.

Ok....I have to type in the PK twice...???

this is confusing...

clear this up, please? thanks!

and Girls should wear PINK ninja hoods and Boys wear BLACK ninja hoods... LOL
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16 May 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

Either type in the Product Key upfront and it will activate when you connect to the internet (if you tick the box), or...

Do it later at Control Panel>System link.
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16 May 2010   #18
punkinbee59

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Either type in the Product Key upfront and it will activate when you connect to the internet (if you tick the box), or...

Do it later at Control Panel>System link.
oh ok, gotcha (I think...)
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16 May 2010   #19
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

During installation you will be asked for the product key. You can enter it when asked (and tick the box for auto activation) or you can continue the setup without entering the key (untick the box for auto activation) and enter the key and activate later. It's your choice.
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16 May 2010   #20
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by punkinbee59 View Post

I'm a girl the last time I checked LOL

I think someone missed my question: with automatic activation, I get the impression that it takes 3 days to activate it... is that a 3 day grace period or you wait 3 days to use the computer....?
Sorry. When I was writing my post I was thinking if I should use "they", since I had no idea if you were male or female, even though you have a feminine username.
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