Installing windows 7 upgrade on a new build?


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The Henchman

I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a brand new
build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new build
without installing xp at all to save some time?
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

The said:
I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a
brand new build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without
problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new
build without installing xp at all to save some time?
Yes, but you have to install Windows 7 twice. Here are detailed
instructions. This is what I did.

http://www.osgui.com/component/content/article/15-microsoft-corp/306-clean-install-windows-7-from-upgrade-disc-double-install-method.html
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6zbhxe7
 
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Tester

Percival said:
I can't find the link just now, but there's a way without the double
install; it worked for me. It involves some editing of the registry.
What editing the registry? How can a brand new machine with NO OS have
Registry? You are worst than Dummy (Small Penis) Crash!
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Percival said:
I installed Win7 Pro Upgrade without entering a Product Key, a
registry being created in the process. This gave me 30(?) days of
trial use without registering it. I then edited *that* registry as
described in the on-line instructions which I will look up again in a
minute, and Win7 was then quite happy to accept the Product Key from
the Upgrade package and has been operating fine (for sufficiently
elastic values of "fine" -- after all, we are talking about a
Microsoft product) for more than a year.

It's Method #2 as described here:

http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media
True enough, but I still recommend Method #3 (The good old "double
install" method) over Method #2 because it is safer for people not used
to messing with the registry and because "this workaround is fully
supported by Microsoft." Method #2 is not.
 
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Ken Blake

I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a brand new
build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new build
without installing xp at all to save some time?


You can *not* upgrade from XP to Windows 7. You must do a clean
installation of Windows 7. However you can use the Upgrade version you
bought if you do as you say: install XP, then use your Windows 7
Upgrade to clean install it.
 
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10_4

The Henchman said:
I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a brand
new build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new build
without installing xp at all to save some time?
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate as a fresh install without using the upgrade
key and when the system booted I went to "Anytime Upgrade" and entered the
key. It took a few seconds to authenticate and approved the key. No second
install required and I am running an activated Windows & Ultimate system.
Did this with two other W7 (Professional and Home Premium) installs using
the same method. Good luck!
 
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Leon Manfredi

I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a brand new
build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new build
without installing xp at all to save some time?
Well if you had two CD drives, you could try placing XP cd in one, and
see if Win7 would find some semblance of win.
 
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Bob I

Well if you had two CD drives, you could try placing XP cd in one, and
see if Win7 would find some semblance of win.
Win 7 only "looks" at installed OS's to determine "upgrade"
path/qualifications.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

The said:
I have a windows 7 upgrade. Am I able to install windows Xp on a
brand new build then upgrade to windows 7 on the new build without
problems?

Is there anyway that I can install the upgrade of windows on the new
build without installing xp at all to save some time?
From the Windows 7 Help file:

"If you're using the upgrade version of Windows 7 on a computer without
an operating system installed, you might not be able to activate this
type of installation. The upgrade version requires Windows XP or Windows
Vista to be installed on the computer to activate Windows 7. During
setup, you need to leave the product key box empty. To activate Windows
7, go to the Microsoft Support website."

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=14019&st=1

It will walk you through the activation procedure.
 
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The Henchman

From the Windows 7 Help file:

"If you're using the upgrade version of Windows 7 on a computer without
an operating system installed, you might not be able to activate this
type of installation. The upgrade version requires Windows XP or Windows
Vista to be installed on the computer to activate Windows 7. During
setup, you need to leave the product key box empty. To activate Windows
7, go to the Microsoft Support website."

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=14019&st=1

It will walk you through the activation procedure.
--
Crash

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In the XP era my wife and I bought 4 computers, all with XP Licenses. We
bought another in the Vista era but qualified for the free win7 upgrade from
the manufacturer.

I'm sick of buying licenses with every system now and I want to return to
the old days of building my own system at home for other reasons as well.
 
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Ken1943

From the Windows 7 Help file:

"If you're using the upgrade version of Windows 7 on a computer without
an operating system installed, you might not be able to activate this
type of installation. The upgrade version requires Windows XP or Windows
Vista to be installed on the computer to activate Windows 7. During
setup, you need to leave the product key box empty. To activate Windows
7, go to the Microsoft Support website."

https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=14019&st=1

It will walk you through the activation procedure.
No problem, just use the two step install. The first without a serial
number and the second with. And delete the windows old folder.
It will activate just fine by its self. Just did it twice changing from
32 bit to 64 bit.


KenW
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Ken1943 said:
No problem, just use the two step install. The first without a serial
number and the second with. And delete the windows old folder. It
will activate just fine by its self. Just did it twice changing from
32 bit to 64 bit.
That's how I did it, too, just offering an alternative that doesn't
require two installs and that is actually prescribed by Microsoft.
 
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Leon Manfredi

In the XP era my wife and I bought 4 computers, all with XP Licenses. We
bought another in the Vista era but qualified for the free win7 upgrade from
the manufacturer.

I'm sick of buying licenses with every system now and I want to return to
the old days of building my own system at home for other reasons as well.
Wow, your signature line! Without the body no less!

Now you tell me how I did this..... cause I won't tell
 
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Leala

Wow, your signature line! Without the body no less!

Now you tell me how I did this..... cause I won't tell
Amazing what replies can look like from people using Windows Live Mail.
That program is almost useless for newsgroups.
doesn't quote, doesn't remove sigs, etc..
 
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Ken Blake

Amazing what replies can look like from people using Windows Live Mail.
That program is almost useless for newsgroups.
doesn't quote, doesn't remove sigs, etc..

Yes, it's the *worst* newsreading program there is, as far as I'm
concerned.

It's a little better for e-mail, but not much. There are several
better choices.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Yes, it's the *worst* newsreading program there is, as far as I'm
concerned.
OK, here's a modest proposal. Let someone do some research to see if
they can disprove your statement by finding a worse newsreader :)

Someone who used to post in news.software.readers under the name Jeff
Relf wrote one that might be competitive. I've never used it, but I've
seen his posts and read his remarks.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Ken said:
Yes, it's the *worst* newsreading program there is, as far as I'm
concerned.

It's a little better for e-mail, but not much. There are several
better choices.
I've gotten so I just skip posts from WLM users. Too much work to figure
them out.
 
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XS11E

Gene E. Bloch said:
OK, here's a modest proposal. Let someone do some research to see
if they can disprove your statement by finding a worse newsreader
:)
Easy to do, see your own comment below:
Someone who used to post in news.software.readers under the name
Jeff Relf wrote one that might be competitive. I've never used it,
but I've seen his posts and read his remarks.
I'll also vote for Thunderburp, not really any worse than WLM but about
as bad.

NOTE: Did Jeff Relf give up or did everyone in NSR plonk him?
 
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Ken Blake

OK, here's a modest proposal. Let someone do some research to see if
they can disprove your statement by finding a worse newsreader :)

That's OK with me; I'd be interested in seeing the results.

Actually I had meant to write something more along the lines of "I
haven't tried every newsreader, but I've tried a good number of them;
if there's one that's worse, I haven't seen it."
 

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