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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

25 Apr 2010   #110
Cocoa Jeff

Windows 7 Professional, 32-bit (retail upgrade)
 
 

Hi, Shawn;

Thank you for the clarification, and the welcome. I should have my new hard drives sometime this week, I hope to take care of all this next weekend. I'll report back on my results.

This is a great forum, I think I'm going to like it here!

Thanks again;
Jeff


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25 Apr 2010   #111
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Jeff. I hope it goes smoothly. Be sure to let us know if you have any questions or run into any problems.
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27 Apr 2010   #112
windrider

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Glad I found this post. I had purchased the Windows Pro 7 upgrade disc when it was first offered at a low price.
Once Windows 7 was released, I then changed my mind and purchased Windows 7 Ultimate so never used it.

Finally just got around too installing this on an older Xp computer that I want to give my Dad.
Well anyway it ended up that I formatted the drive,then when it came time to Activate, I recieved the invalid error.
I was like wtf, then realized of course I have formatted the Xp

This will save me some time in not having to reinstall the xp, then the Windows 7 again, lol

I was going to call microsoft tomorrow to give them hell, lol., or I thought maybe my key was pirated somehow.
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28 Apr 2010   #113
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

@windrider--Correct me if I'm wrong, but you could have used your Pro discounted-copy and then did the Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate? Don't know what the cost is, but may have been cheaper than Ultimate upfront.

I, too, was SO glad to have found this Forum! Thought I was going to have to do another install with XP under 7!
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28 Apr 2010   #114
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spddemun,

Yes, Windrider could have used a Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium a bit cheaper, but you cannot do a clean install with a Anytime Upgrade copy of Windows 7. Only with a retail Upgrade copy.
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28 Apr 2010   #115
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Why are they making things so difficult with this round?
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28 Apr 2010   #116
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It was this way with Vista as well.

The Anytime Upgrade, student, and OEM copies being restricted like this is why you get Windows 7 at a lower price, and why the full retail copy is more expensive since it does not have these restrictions.
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29 Apr 2010   #117
windrider

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wel it all worked out anyway for me using this method, so no worries.
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29 Apr 2010   #118
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Well, that's my problem...I didn't DO Vista!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
It was this way with Vista as well.

The Anytime Upgrade, student, and OEM copies being restricted like this is why you get Windows 7 at a lower price, and why the full retail copy is more expensive since it does not have these restrictions.
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29 Apr 2010   #119
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, ok.
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