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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

14 Jul 2011   #210
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello JSM,

Since you have a upgrade copy of Windows 7, you would not be able to do a clean install with it unless you did not enter the product key or do any updates on the first install, then after the second install is completely finished do so.

It's a critical part of the steps in the tutorial that allows the clean install via a inplace upgrade install. I'm happy to hear that you got it working.


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15 Jul 2011   #211
jsm555

win 7 64, win 7 32
 
 

Yes, the first time I tried it, I overlooked the part about not entering the product code until Win 7 was installed. When I had to do it again, I did it that way and it worked perfectly!
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15 Jul 2011   #212
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It happens to all of us.
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10 Sep 2011   #213
Kaldanis

Windows XP 64bit
 
 

I want to be sure with this since most people seem to have an ISO but I have a .IMG file.

I bought and downloaded a discounted student version of windows 7 professional 64bit upgrade. I now have the file English_Windows_7_Professional_SP1_W64_X17-59186.img. I don't want to have to install XP and then install the windows 7 upgrade on a blank hard drive. So do I:

1. Burn the .img file to a bootable disc
2. Put the disc in and install the upgrade to my new, blank hard drive (selecting to NOT install updates and to verify product key later)
3. Once it's installed, go through step 2 again but this time type in my product key and install all required updates

And that should work fine?
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10 Sep 2011   #214
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Kaldanis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have not tried this with a student copy before, but it should normally work.
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10 Sep 2011   #215
Kaldanis

Windows XP 64bit
 
 

Thank you very much I think I'll be here a lot since it will be my first time using windows 7. I'll install it once I get a new SSD and let you know if it worked or not!
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10 Sep 2011   #216
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I look forward to hearing your results.
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07 Oct 2011   #217
Kaldanis

Windows XP 64bit
 
 

Hi again. It worked fine! All I had to do was install the upgrade to a blank SSD and click "skip" product key registration. Then once in windows I registered online. This saved me a lot of time
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07 Oct 2011   #218
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Kaldanis. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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09 Oct 2011   #219
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Seeking advice for building a new PC

Hi everyone,
First of all, thanks for the tutorial.
I intend to build a new PC with a 64-bit operating system in the very near future, but I am still unsure what is the best way to install a windows OS on it. Would
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Upgrade 64-bit (English) (Student Select) - Mail Order | University of California, Davis | Academic Software Discounts work for a clean install or do I need to purchase an OEM version?
What I mean to say is, if I purchase the product in the link, would I be able to use any of the four options listed? Thank you for your time and any help would be greatly appreciated.
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