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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

10 Oct 2011   #230
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, but I personally just do not trust software from eBay.


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10 Oct 2011   #231
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

well I ended up paying 70 for the professional version directly from the campus book store. On the disk it states that a pre-existing OS license is required but I'm pretty sure that what this tutorial was meant for
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10 Oct 2011   #232
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The pre-existing license would only be required if you were going to do a upgrade install instead of a clean install using a option in the tutorial. That's all.
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14 Oct 2011   #233
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey Brink,
Just want to let you know my activation was completed via option 3, and I'm glad I had your help. thanks again!
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14 Oct 2011   #234
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Jeff, and that's great news. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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21 Oct 2011   #235
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have tried this with a Student Systems Upgrade DVD. Is it the same as a retail upgrade? When I entered the product key during install, it said it's not valid. I went ahead and completed the install, tried activating and entering my key again and an error, "This key is not recognized for a clean install, only for an upgrade"..or something close.
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21 Oct 2011   #236
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Gary,

I never tried it with a student upgrade copy, but you might see if OPTION THREE may apply and work with it.
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21 Oct 2011   #237
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hey Britton,
Option 3 should work since I did that not too many days ago. Just make sure you follow the directions exactly.
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21 Oct 2011   #238
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn and jff02, Option 3 indeed worked and will work with the Student System version.
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21 Oct 2011   #239
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news Gary. Thank you for confirming it working on your student copy.
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