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Windows 7: Windows Activation Error (W07 Home Premium)

06 May 2010   #1
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 
Windows Activation Error (W07 Home Premium)

This is my first install of Windows 7 Home Premium. I install Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate the most and I have a few Windows 7 Professional install under the belt. So this is a new problem to me that I have never seen and I believe I have done everything right.

I did a clean install from DVD of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade. The machine was running Windows XP so there is no upgrade path. I backed up all data and wiped the drive. I have installed all the other versions of Windows 7 this way without issue so I am stumped as to why I get this error. So before I call Microsoft and wait on the phone. I figured a quick post here would be a good idea.

Error: 0xC004F061: Software License Server determined that this specific product key can only be used for upgrading, not a clean install.

However this is no way to install Windows 7 on XP without a Clean Install???

This is a brand new Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade. Bought from Amazon and assuming that it is not a pirate copy.

Ideas?


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06 May 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you follow this tutorial?? Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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06 May 2010   #3
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Did you follow this tutorial?? Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
Tews, absolutely fantastic!!! This worked perfectly (Option 3). I searched the forum for the solution but did not find anything (I’m sure it was my poor search words). You nailed it. I have never had this happen before but this worked like a CHARM! If I cannot REP you please accept my many thanks!

Note: To everyone this is why this forum is so fantastic! Everyone here really knows their stuff!!! Thanks to you all!
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06 May 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Admin please mark as resolved! Thanks!
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