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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

05 Nov 2009   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Mutant. Thank you for posting back your results to help further confirm it.


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05 Nov 2009   #31
Link2aavash

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Its really nice tutorial, Thank you.
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08 Nov 2009   #32
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Hi all & thank you Shawn for the tutorial, I was wondering if anyone has tried this with the Hewlett Packard Windows 7 upgrade disc (Clean install from boot)
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09 Nov 2009   #33
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Hi all & thank you Shawn for the tutorial, I was wondering if anyone has tried this with the Hewlett Packard Windows 7 upgrade disc (Clean install from boot)
Just to confirm about the Hewlett Packarard Windows 7 upgrade offer disks, I tried option 1 (clean install) and did not have any problems activation was succesfull and went without a hitch
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09 Nov 2009   #34
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Thank you Mitchell for posting back to confirm this with that one.
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10 Nov 2009   #35
alvinezz

Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi all,


Greetings from Australia!

i got vista ultimate x64 installed currently on my laptop. planning to buy/dl student upgrade windows 7 Pro x64 offer here AU$50
I am bit of noob, so could you please let me know how to do the clean install using upgrade student dl??


Do I just need to :
1. purchase and dl windows from Microsoft site
2. make an iso from it
3. burn the iso to dvd (BTW how big the iso will be?? normal 4.7 GB DVD enough??)
4. boot the PC from the DVD
5. format the harddisk from there
6. continue with Windows 7 Installation


Could you please tell me if those steps are correct? I am scared screwing up my PC..
Thanks heaps in advance.
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10 Nov 2009   #36
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Alvinezz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That would be correct. The DVD size is fine to use to burn the ISO to. You can use the tutorial below to help creat and burn a ISO to DVD from the student d/l if needed. Afterwards, it just following the tutorial on the first page.

Make bootable iso from student d/l
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11 Nov 2009   #37
rickhayden

win7-64
 
 
Thank you very much

Thank you very much for making this information available - worked like a champ. So why would MS try to cripple this option when 1) They should know smart guys like you would come up with a work-around, especially if it is primarily a switch in the registry, and 2) What are users supposed to do when their system crashes or gets munched by a virus and they need to to a fresh install - install Vista and 7? Oh well. Thanks again, I really appreciate your very clear instructions.
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11 Nov 2009   #38
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Rick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Well, Microsoft wants to make it easy to do a clean install with a upgrade Windows 7 for those that have a valid previous copy of Windows, but do not want people violating the EULA license aggreement, or stealing, by doing a clean install with a upgrade and not having a valid previous copy of Windows. Doing the later, can get your product key number permanently invalidated.
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13 Nov 2009   #39
prunus

vista home base
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by longshanks23 View Post
i have downloaded windows 7 64 bit. All I have is the exe that allows me to begin the remote installation. How do i get an iso in order to do the "clean" install that is required??
Here is a letter I received from Digital Rivers that has a link to the 64 bit ISO:

Thank you for ordering from the Windows 7 Student Offer online store.

We understand that you want the Windows 7 ISO file.

Here is additional information regarding the Windows 7 64-bit download
process. The Student Offer has been extended for those customers who
wish to install the 64-bit version of Windows 7, but are currently
running a 32-bit Operating System. Microsoft’s offer now includes a
downloadable ISO file of Windows 7.

The ISO file contains all the Windows 7 installation files combined into
a single uncompressed file. When you download the ISO file using the
download manager link, you need to copy it to some medium (DVD or USB
flash drive) in order to install Windows 7. A download for the Windows 7
USB/DVD Download tool has been provided. This tool allows you to create
bootable media to a USB flash drive or a DVD. Here is the link that
you’ll need:

Detailed Instructions: Windows 7 US Online Store


Windows 7 Download Manager for ISO Image: http://msft-dnl.digitalrivercontent....ro64US-ISO.exe

......
Hi,nabilalk, how could you get this information?
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