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Windows 7: Windows 7 won't install

27 Nov 2012   #1
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7 won't install

I'm trying to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7. I can't because it says that the unattend answer file contains an invalid product key. I have no idea what that means.

I tried using Windows System Image Manager, but I really don't know my way around that and I don't know where any product key is.

Can anyone help?


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27 Nov 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Do you have a w7 Upgrade disk?
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27 Nov 2012   #3
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes, and I'm trying to upgrade TO Windows 7.
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27 Nov 2012   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I understood that.

Give this a try, but backup your Vista personal data and software keys first.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

See this also:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
(Two different link no matter what they say )
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27 Nov 2012   #5
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

--oh, wait. Sorry, I thought you were asking me if my disc had the option to upgrade. I don't have an upgrade disc, sadly.

I just need to know how to fix this unattend answer file of which I have no idea about. Thank you, though.
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27 Nov 2012   #6
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I know... I don't either, that's a problem.
Anyway this is the error I keep recieving:


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27 Nov 2012   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shadowboy1795 View Post
--oh, wait. Sorry, I thought you were asking me if my disc had the option to upgrade. I don't have an upgrade disc, sadly.

I just need to know how to fix this unattend answer file of which I have no idea about. Thank you, though.
You will need a w7 disk of some kind to upgrade. The link I posted will show how to download the one your key is for and whether your Vista version is eligble for upgrade.
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27 Nov 2012   #8
shadowboy1795

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Thank you for the links, but that's not really what I was looking for. I just want to know how this unattend answer file works and how I can edit it so that I don't get that error anymore.
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27 Nov 2012   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

You have been told how to get rid of that warning.
You either do a legal upgrade to Windows 7 or you do a legal clean install to Windows 7. You either beg, borrow, make or buy the needed disk to do either.
Either way you will have to have a legal COA.
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Doing either method will get rid of that warning.
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27 Nov 2012   #10
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

You need to download image here
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
and follow tutorial here
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

-Darren
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