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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

04 Jul 2010   #140
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm afraid not. You cannot do a upgrade/clean install like this with a student copy.


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02 Aug 2010   #141
dooglo

Window 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Just wondering if this still works?

or...

Has M$ had a fix to stop this? I understand that they want as mush moola as possible, but in this day and age who can really afford full price for an OS.

Thanks,

D.
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03 Aug 2010   #142
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Doug,

Yes, it still works just perfect for retail copies of Windows 7 Upgrade.
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03 Aug 2010   #143
dooglo

Window 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.

Just wanted to know.
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03 Aug 2010   #144
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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17 Sep 2010   #145
benkhc

Windows 7
 
 

I need some advice from you guys.

So my friend bought the Windows 7 Pro upgrade key from the MS student promotion for his new computer thinking that it would work as a clean install. However, he ran into nothing but problems. The first two methods wouldn't allow him to activate his key - an error code would appear. The third method appeared to work, but his computer would BSOD for no apparent reason. He had installed his OS using a copy of my retail Windows 7 Pro.

If he installs Windows XP first, and then upgrade to Windows 7 Pro, would his student key work then?

Thanks in advance.
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17 Sep 2010   #146
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Benkhc,

Unfortunately he will not be able to upgrade from XP to Windows 7. He will only be able to do a upgrade install from Vista, or do a Anytime Upgrade from a lower edition of Windows 7, to the Windows 7 Professional upgrade edition.

His student key will only work with the student edition of Windows 7 that he purchased. It will not work with another type of Windows 7 (ex: retail, OEM, etc....).

You or him might also post about the BSOD in the Crashes and Debugging forum area here to see if it may be due to some other reason to check all bases.
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17 Sep 2010   #147
benkhc

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink, thanks for the fast reply!

I never knew the cd keys from the student promotion were categorized separately from the OEM/retail ones. I guess I'll tell him to download the ISO installation file from the promotion that is specific to his type of cd key.

Thanks for the BSOD log suggestion, I'll forward him the link.
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17 Sep 2010   #148
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it goes well.
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25 Sep 2010   #149
buckedthead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Doug,

Yes, it still works just perfect for retail copies of Windows 7 Upgrade.
So this is probably a silly question, but with all the confusion about the Student Upgrade version I have a question:

I currently have Vista Business 32-bit installed - OEM on a Dell. If I purchase the Student Upgrade Disk for Windows 7 I can do a clean install with it correct?

Just wanted to double check before spending the money on it now since the $30 promotion is over. Thanks!
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