Info regarding Upgrade Media..

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Radenight, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Shiggity

    Shiggity New Member

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    First post. I found this thread and site by googling "installing windows 7 fresh upgrade" and I'm very excited to try this when I build my i7 system in the coming weeks. Great find!

    Since Windows 7 has been out for 4 days now, and upgrade copies have been sold (I have my eye on an educationally priced Windows 7 Pro for $30) has anyone tried this little "hack" on Windows 7? I know the installers for 7 and Vista aren't that much different, but I'm just curious as to whether or not this little trick works on 7.

    Thanks in advance,
    Shiggity
     
  2. willowpride

    willowpride New Member

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    wilndows 7 eva

    i have windows 7 evealution and in trying to find out how i upgrade to windows 7 home :confused:
     
  3. Ol Rod

    Ol Rod New Member

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    It Worked for me! Yes, I have a legit copy of XP Media center OEM, but I wanted to see if it would accept 2000 Pro as "proof". That was rejected, so I tried this "trick". I am up and running, and so far I like it better than any windows yet.
    AN8 mobo; Athlon single core, 64-bit 3500+ @2.4ghz: 4gig RAM, RAM is Corsair XMS 400 speed; can only get Windows to "see" 2.5gig RAM. I have 3.4 Windows experience, I had 3.5 with RC-build 7100!
    Thank you, Radenight
     
  4. knaveman

    knaveman New Member

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    I just did the "upgrade" as well. Had Windows 7 RC 32bit, booted from the upgrade disk and installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. No problems at all.
     
  5. Has anyone here read the End User License Agreement?

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  6. thenzfarmer

    thenzfarmer New Member

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    This validates your W7 upgrade key after a clean install a lot more rapidly than by re-installing W7.
    To start off, click on Start and search "regedit". Run it as admin (right click - run as administrator) and follow these steps:

    expand - HKEY_Local_MACHINE
    expand - SOFTWARE
    expand - Microsoft
    expand - Windows
    expand - CurrentVersion
    expand - Setup
    Click on: OOBE
    Double click on: MediaBootInstall
    Enter "0" as Value Data, check the base is haxadecimal and click "OK"

    Then open the cmd-prompt - click on start and type "cmd" in search and run as admin (right click - run as administrator)
    Type the following: Note there is a space before "slmgr" and another before "-rearm"

    cscript.exe slmgr.vbs -rearm

    Once the command is entered, press "ENTER", restart the computer and activate your valid key (Start - right click on computer - Properties).
    This tip was provided to me through customer support so its super-legal!
    Best regards.
     
  7. Nibiru2012

    Nibiru2012 New Member

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    For what its worth; I built a new computer for a friend and all he had was the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade he had pre-purchased back in March.

    I installed it without a hitch at all! No problems, no asking for previous CD or product key. This was a total new clean install also! Plus I didn't have to use any of the registry hacks listed on the Paul Thurrott Super WinSite.

    Just thought you'd like to know.
     
  8. Nibiru2012

    Nibiru2012 New Member

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    Drew,

    Checked it out. Nice post, I'll save it for future reference.

    Nibiru2012
     

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