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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

13 Nov 2009   #40
prunus

vista home base
 
 

My situation is my old os was 32bit vista home basic, and I orded the 64bit Win7 professional.
But I cann't directly active the system by the clean install with the key.(my notebook can ran both 32bit and 64bit os)
What the problem is that?


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13 Nov 2009   #41
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Prunas, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you try Method Three in the tutorial on the first page to get it activated?
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15 Nov 2009   #42
coolfire

7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thanks for this great tutorial, Brink! I'm slowly learning on here too!
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15 Nov 2009   #43
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Coolfire, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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15 Nov 2009   #44
ashaff2250

Windows 7
 
 

Hi, thanks for this great tutorial. it came in very handy when I simply tried to upgrade without the clean install and I had some annoying error messges. I then Used "Option 2".

My question: I used option 2. Everything seems to be running stable. Would it have been better to wipe/reformat my hard drive before I installed 7 so I would have installed to a blank drive? Or was option 2 just as good?
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15 Nov 2009   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ashaff, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Either method is just as good. A custom install is basically the same as a clean install except that a custom install places the previous OS files in the Windows.old folder instead of just wiping them out as in a clean install. Once you delete the Windows.old folder, they are completely the same.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Nov 2009   #46
prunus

vista home base
 
 

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

Did you try Method Three in the tutorial on the first page to get it activated?
Thank you!
I reinstalled again with the new iso dvd, it worked.
Thanks a lot!
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16 Nov 2009   #47
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Prunus. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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16 Nov 2009   #48
ashaff2250

Windows 7
 
 

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

Either method is just as good. A custom install is basically the same as a clean install except that a custom install places the previous OS files in the Windows.old folder instead of just wiping them out as in a clean install. Once you delete the Windows.old folder, they are completely the same.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for the reasurance. Thanks for helping, I'm glad people like you will help noobs like me.

So am I correct in thinking that with option 2 windows is simply wiping that hard drive instead the same as I would manually be doing it (exept for retaining the OS files in .old folder)? In other words windows is just doing this step for me?
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16 Nov 2009   #49
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That would be correct.
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