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Windows 7: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

20 Jan 2010   #80
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Valory, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since you will be doing a clean install with OPTION ONE, then you will not need to do anything else to the hard drive since you will be formating the drive or partition for Windows 7 during the installation. Normally the installation DVD should boot from it when you press a key at the "Press a key to boot from CD drive" message the displays briefly (few seconds) at boot.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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22 Jan 2010   #81
valory

vista 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Brink. What procedure needs to be followed if I need to reinstall 7 in the future? (I haven't taken the plunge yet!)
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23 Jan 2010   #82
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Valory,

Well, hopefully you will not need to reinstall or at least often. You can use the same method in the tutorial to reinstall it again though.
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27 Jan 2010   #83
boony

 

I'm having a problem, like Ballie had.
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade on a blank hard drive, all prepared to use Method 3 (I have licenses for both XP Pro and Vista HP).
I chose custom install and let Windows format the hard drive.
I went thru the install, and when I entered my product key ( I had made sure to uncheck "Automatically activate Windows when I'm online"), it said the Product Key was not valid.
Again, this isn't the activation process, this is when you first enter your Product Key.
I can't get past this prompt to my desktop, so I can't attempt the reghack/rearm method.
Any ideas?
Unlike Ballie, I don't have another key I can use to get to my desktop.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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27 Jan 2010   #84
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Boony, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You will need a valid Windows 7 Ultimate product key number to type in at that point. If you are using one, then double check to make sure you did not have a typo, or mistakenly type 0 (number) instead of a o (letter).

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Feb 2010   #85
devilians

window 7 64bit
 
 

thank you very much it was easy to follow and to understand got my avtivatrf in no time cheers mate
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06 Feb 2010   #86
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Devilians, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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25 Feb 2010   #87
bobinette

vista x64 ultimate
 
 

HI
I am located in canada and the windows 7 academic edition is listed
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional UPGRADE (32-bit & 64-bit)

Microsoft Office for Students - The Ultimate Steal

1- is the academic edition consider retail or OEM?
2- if i buy this edition can i still do a clean install with the upgrade?
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25 Feb 2010   #88
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobinette View Post
HI
I am located in canada and the windows 7 academic edition is listed
Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional UPGRADE (32-bit & 64-bit)

Microsoft Office for Students - The Ultimate Steal

1- is the academic edition consider retail or OEM?
2- if i buy this edition can i still do a clean install with the upgrade?
It looks like this would be a retail upgrade version as I see it, I do not think it would be OEM.

Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional UPGRADE (32-bit & 64-bit)
$95.00*

Yes, there are some tutorials here how to do clean install with upgrade version.
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04 Mar 2010   #89
jtan710

 

Thnx, installing on my vista pc on Fri
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