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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

31 Dec 2010   #170
jwei

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

Hey Brink! Just wondering if you can confirm this:


I currently have an old system (Q6600, p5q, etc.) in which I bought a windows 7 student upgrade and installed cleanly using one of the guides.

Now I'm building a HTPC (completely diff specs besides the HDD, amd ii x2, 785g), I can use my old key and install on the new machine right?

I'm keeping the HDD, which I figure I'll just redo the whole PC, install the HDD in and boot up and see how it goes? Some people report it goes through fine, in which case I can just redo a clean install from there?

Thanks in advance


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31 Dec 2010   #171
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jwei, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For reference, your thread on this: *help* Confused...Will this work? (New system, old key??)

Yes, you will be able to do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 using this tutorial. Since you had the product key activated on another computer, you will have to make sure that it is uninstalled from any other computer before installing it on the new computer, then you may need to do a phone activation if it will not activate normally online.
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31 Dec 2010   #172
jwei

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jwei, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For reference, your thread on this: *help* Confused...Will this work? (New system, old key??)

Yes, you will be able to do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 using this tutorial. Since you had the product key activated on another computer, you will have to make sure that it is uninstalled from any other computer before installing it on the new computer, then you may need to do a phone activation if it will not activate normally online.
Cool thanks! Even if I'm using the same HDD, I still need to uninstall?
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31 Dec 2010   #173
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you're installing it on the same partition or HDD that the old OS is installed on, then you will be deleting that partition or HDD anyway during the new installation.
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31 Dec 2010   #174
jwei

Windows 7 64bit home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you're installing it on the same partition or HDD that the old OS is installed on, then you will be deleting that partition or HDD anyway during the new installation.
Excellent! Thank you again for the quick responses and help! Greatly appreciated
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31 Dec 2010   #175
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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07 Feb 2011   #176
robjmack

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Thanks

Thanks Shawn,

You saved me a lot of time and grief. This fix was a snap!
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07 Feb 2011   #177
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Rob, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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10 Feb 2011   #178
TKNorris

Win XP Pro
 
 

Shawn, If I use option 1 and a new hard drive and Win 7 Pro Upgrade package, can I first make the new, blank HD primary (reroute the cable that presently goes to the HD with Win XP Pro to the new, blank HD that I want for Win 7 Pro), then do the Option 1 Install to the new Win 7 Pro HD and then plug the old Win XP Pro HD cable into the system on another cable (hopefully all the Win XP Pro boot information still on that old HD won't cause me trouble?) Until I have Win 7 Pro installed on the new Win 7 PRO HD and am able install all of my programs and then copy the data files from the old Win XP Pro HD to the new Win 7 Pro HD. Then reformat the old Win XP Pro HD for use as a document backup HD?
Thanks, Tom
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10 Feb 2011   #179
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Tom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could make it easier by unplugging the XP drive, then make the new HDD the boot drive and do Option 1 to install Windows 7 Upgrade on the new HDD. Afterwards, you could plug in the old XP HDD and copy over the data files from within Windows 7.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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