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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

07 Mar 2012   #300
dixietech

W7 32b Home Basic
 
 

Wow! Thanks Brink for quick response. Just to be clear though, this was a Brazillian W7 HB OS (in Portuguse!). Does it matter that the key is not for the UK? Thanks again.


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07 Mar 2012   #301
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The UK Windows 7 Home Premium OS that you purchase should come with it's own product key number that you will use to activate it with instead.
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07 Mar 2012   #302
dixietech

W7 32b Home Basic
 
 
Windows 7 Home Basic (Brazil) Upgrade Options?

Thanks for your help Brink - really. I'll give this a try and let you know. Cheers!
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07 Mar 2012   #303
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. I hope it goes smoothly for you.
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13 Mar 2012   #304
stebog

New Mexico
 
 

Registered just to drop a word of thanks to Brink.

I upgraded my wife's computer from WinXP to 7, figured to do a clean install. After all apps and files reloaded, I tried to activate and was denied. I used Option #3 to great relief.

Thank you!

Edit, Option #3, not 4!
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13 Mar 2012   #305
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Stebog, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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19 Mar 2012   #306
lilroy007

Microsoft 7
 
 

Thank you so very much for this information. I used option 3 after hours of reinstalling and entering keys, while talking to Microsoft to no avail. Option 3 worked right away. I wish I would have found this earlier. Thanks again.
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19 Mar 2012   #307
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Roy, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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27 Mar 2012   #308
nealcall

w 7 home 64 bit
 
 
Questions from a noob

Hi,

I've been reading the forums and have the sense that all the info I need is there...but I don't have enough understanding to tie all the pieces together. Sorry I'm a bit slow with technology.

I bought my refurb ACER desktop pre-installed with Vista, and it qualified for a windows 7 upgrade to home premium, which I recieved about a week later, and installed. I've been having some problems with programs and we also have a couple programs with passwords on them that we'd like to remove but can't remember the passwords. With a "clean install" (I'm still trying to grasp the difference between kinds of installs) I figured we might be able to remove those programs without having to remember the passwords, and that things in general might clean up a bit.

The upgrade media came with two DVD's: a Microsoft Windows 7 Upgrade MEdia disc containing the 64-bit software with product key/proof of license, and an ACER Upgrade DVD containing Acer Upgrade Wizard and Applications/Drivers for Windows 7.

Does it sound like the two upgrade DVDs are sufficient to reinstall windows 7? I'm wary of putting the discs in and risking a partially botched process with discs that won't work, since my computer is working okay currently albeit with frequent irritating glitches.

Thanks for any insight! And sorry again that my questions are probably so basic!
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27 Mar 2012   #309
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Neal, and welcome to Seven Forums.

A clean install will wipe out everything and start with a fresh install of Windows 7.

If this is what you want to do, then you should be able to do a clean install with the Microsoft upgrade disc using an option in the tutorial.

Are you able to just uninstall the programs normally in Programs and Features?

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