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Activation of windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ulrich, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Ulrich

    Ulrich Flightless Bird

    I bought an upgrade version of windows 7 and installed it on a new hard
    drive. Now, it doesnt accept the activation key because it considers it a
    new installation. However, I have windows xp. How to make this activation
    understand that I have xp?
     
  2. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    Ulrich wrote:
    > I bought an upgrade version of windows 7 and installed it on a new
    > hard drive. Now, it doesnt accept the activation key because it
    > considers it a new installation. However, I have windows xp. How to
    > make this activation understand that I have xp?


    "Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media"

    http://www.winsupersite.com:80/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
     
  3. sanjacstudent12

    sanjacstudent12 Flightless Bird

    "Daave" wrote:

    > Ulrich wrote:
    > > I bought an upgrade version of windows 7 and installed it on a new
    > > hard drive. Now, it doesnt accept the activation key because it
    > > considers it a new installation. However, I have windows xp. How to
    > > make this activation understand that I have xp?

    >
    > "Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media"
    >
    > http://www.winsupersite.com:80/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
    >
    >
    > .
    >

    Right. The Windows 7 Upgrade CD will do a clean install if you boot to it.
    Unfortunately, that means you lose your profiles, so back up your documents
    and drivers.
     
  4. Daave

    Daave Flightless Bird

    sanjacstudent12 wrote:
    > "Daave" wrote:
    >
    >> Ulrich wrote:
    >>> I bought an upgrade version of windows 7 and installed it on a new
    >>> hard drive. Now, it doesnt accept the activation key because it
    >>> considers it a new installation. However, I have windows xp. How to
    >>> make this activation understand that I have xp?

    >>
    >> "Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media"
    >>
    >> http://www.winsupersite.com:80/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

    > Right. The Windows 7 Upgrade CD will do a clean install if you boot
    > to it. Unfortunately, that means you lose your profiles, so back up
    > your documents and drivers.


    This is true.

    Then again, I doubt that OP's new hard drive has any profiles on it. ;-)
     

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