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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

21 Aug 2012   #350
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello reluttr,

It looks like you meant OPTION THREE instead, but no you do not want to change the registry value back.

As long as you were able to activate, then installing the Windows Updates and restarting the computer will not be an issue either.


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24 Aug 2012   #351
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

Hello Brink, what will happen if I validate my upgrade copy of Windows 7 with no previous OS installed?
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24 Aug 2012   #352
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jonathan,

You would get the error in OPTION THREE, then have to do OPTION THREE to be able to activate.
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31 Aug 2012   #353
da305kratos

Win 7
 
 
Upgrade on a trial period

Currently trying out Win7 64 bit ultimate...ended up buying the Win7 Pro Upgrade (completely missread)...well, long story short I ended up finding your post here.

Is it possible to just try the upgrade option while I am now on the Win 7 Ultimate trial period?

Much thanks for taking your time.
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31 Aug 2012   #354
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello da305kratos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you cannot upgrade from Ultimate to Pro since that is a downgrade instead. Unfortunately, you would need to do a clean install to downgrade.
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01 Sep 2012   #355
da305kratos

Win 7
 
 

Thank you for welcoming me and for the post...

I figured as much, no harm in asking I suppose...

Thanks and i'll post results once I get a chance and thank you again!
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01 Sep 2012   #356
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. Never any harm in asking.
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01 Sep 2012   #357
da305kratos

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello da305kratos, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but you cannot upgrade from Ultimate to Pro since that is a downgrade instead. Unfortunately, you would need to do a clean install to downgrade.

The clean install option worked perfectly...deleted and unallocated the space on my primary drive (SSD in my case), went through the install and did exactly as you stated in step 1...activated just fine

Thanks again for the help Brink!
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01 Sep 2012   #358
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm happy to hear it went smoothly for you.
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06 Sep 2012   #359
kxracer

Vista x64 Ultimate SP2
 
 

Hi Brink,

I'm looking to get Windows 7. I have a Vista x64 Ultimate and Win XP Pro. I read the tutorial explaining how you can install windows 7 upgrade on a blank hard drive and activate it. What I don't understand is why would Microsoft allow this? What's the catch here?

If I get windows 7 upgrade could I purchase windows 8 upgrade and use it to upgrade from windows 7 upgrade?(I'm not really interested in Windows 8, just weighing my options)

Is it allowed to upgrade to windows 7 Home Premium from Windows Vista ultimate or Windows XP Pro or would I need at least Win 7 Ultimate or Pro?
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