Re-installing "Upgraded" windows on new ssd - CONFUSED!


S

SRT

Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.
 
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Ken1943

Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.
You can do a clean install with a upgrade dvd. You install it but don't
enter the key. Then you install again and enter the key on the second
install.

If you get a anytime upgrade, there is a place that asks if you have a
anytime upgrade key and a place to enter it.

Sorry if my reply is a bit out of order, but I couldn't get the original
post back.


KenW
 
C

Char Jackson

If you get a anytime upgrade, there is a place that asks if you have a
anytime upgrade key and a place to enter it.

Sorry if my reply is a bit out of order, but I couldn't get the original
post back.
Why not, if I may ask?
 
K

Ken1943

Why not, if I may ask?
In Forte Agent > sample headers there is a check box for update record of
headers received. I had it checked. Unchecking it won't help. Don't know
of a way around it except to delete the group and start from scratch.


KenW
 
C

Char Jackson

In Forte Agent > sample headers there is a check box for update record of
headers received. I had it checked. Unchecking it won't help. Don't know
of a way around it except to delete the group and start from scratch.
I guess what I was wondering is, once you've downloaded the body of a
post, how did you lose it? It should be available unless/until you
purge or delete it, no?
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

In message <og33q750ehvcl2vs0kk1i4ebvt66p6mu77@4ax.com>, Char Jackson
I guess what I was wondering is, once you've downloaded the body of a
post, how did you lose it? It should be available unless/until you
purge or delete it, no?
Some news software (dunno if this includes Agent) has the ability to
"expire" news, i. e. delete posts a specified time after they were
received (or posted). This, if enabled, is usually automatic, running as
soon as the client is opened, and/or when it's closed, and/or
continuously in the background while it's open. Turnpike can set
different expiry times for each 'group taken, and I'd be surprised if it
was the only such.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)Ar@T0H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

And if you kill Judi Dench, you can't go back home. - Bill Nighy (on learning
to ride a motorbike [on which she would be side-saddle] for "The Best Exotic
Marigold Hotel"), quoted in Radio Times 18-24 February 2012.
 
K

Ken1943

I guess what I was wondering is, once you've downloaded the body of a
post, how did you lose it? It should be available unless/until you
purge or delete it, no?
Yes, I do purge often and sometimes get caught on the short end. The box
is unchecked now so should be ok.


KenW
 

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I did it this way when I installed my ssd late last year. First while Windows is still on your old drive.install your ssd in sata port 1 and leave your current hard drive as 1st boot device. Set your hard drives to AHCI in the bios and start Windows. Now update the ssd's firmware from the manufacturer. Now restart your pc and go in the bios. Make your DVD drive the 1st boot device and the ssd the 2nd boot device. Unplug your cable for your internet connection or turn it's modem and your router off. Install Windows 7 on the ssd. but leave the product key empty. Once your in Windows type Power in the Start menu's search box and click on Power Options. Click on Hard Disk and set Turn Off Hard Disk to never, click Apply and OK. Plug your modem back in or turn it and your router back on. Reinsert the Windows 7 dvd and this time do a Upgrade Install, entering the product key when asked for it. Then update Windows, your drivers and re-run WEI (Windows Experience Index) by right-click Computer and clicking where it says something like No Rating Available. This step is important as this will enable Trim on your ssd. After that's done do a web search for SSD Tweaker and download the free version.right-click on SSD Tweaker and select Run As Administrator, now click on Auto Tweak Settings, close SSD Tweaker, click on No to the box that tries to sell you SSD Tweaker Pro and restart your pc. Your pc will now be setup ssd wise,
 
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Gene Wirchenko

In message <og33q750ehvcl2vs0kk1i4ebvt66p6mu77@4ax.com>, Char Jackson

Some news software (dunno if this includes Agent) has the ability to
"expire" news, i. e. delete posts a specified time after they were
received (or posted). This, if enabled, is usually automatic, running as
I use Agent, and yes, it does. You can also turn it off.
soon as the client is opened, and/or when it's closed, and/or
continuously in the background while it's open. Turnpike can set
different expiry times for each 'group taken, and I'd be surprised if it
was the only such.
Agent also has this.

It strikes me as a fairly obvious option, and I would look
askance at a newsreader which did not have it.

Sincerely,

Gene Wirchenko
 
S

SRT

"Ken1943" wrote in message

Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the
XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really
helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.
You can do a clean install with a upgrade dvd. You install it but don't
enter the key. Then you install again and enter the key on the second
install.

If you get a anytime upgrade, there is a place that asks if you have a
anytime upgrade key and a place to enter it.

Sorry if my reply is a bit out of order, but I couldn't get the original
post back.

Ken W

Thank you for that :)
Hopefully I can get it sorted now.
Stuart.
 
C

Char Jackson

Yes, I do purge often and sometimes get caught on the short end. The box
is unchecked now so should be ok.
Thanks. Curiosity killed the cat but I get to live another day. :)
 
W

...winston

You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate.
- upgrade DVD from MSFT
- upgrade via downloaded file
- anytime upgrade

1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the same route used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

All Win7 retail full versions (i.e. Pro) contain all Win7 versions. The
entered key determines the full version installed. Entering an upgrade key
on the first installation should fail, though entering a full version retail
key should succeed (e.g. entering a full version Ultimate key should install
Ultimate)

If you have a valid Ultimate upgrade key enter it (it will either install or
inform that it is incorrect, if the latter see step 2.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message
Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.
 
S

SRT

"...winston" wrote in message
You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate.
- upgrade DVD from MSFT
- upgrade via downloaded file
- anytime upgrade

1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the same route used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

All Win7 retail full versions (i.e. Pro) contain all Win7 versions. The
entered key determines the full version installed. Entering an upgrade key
on the first installation should fail, though entering a full version retail
key should succeed (e.g. entering a full version Ultimate key should install
Ultimate)

If you have a valid Ultimate upgrade key enter it (it will either install or
inform that it is incorrect, if the latter see step 2.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message
Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.

"You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate."

As I said earlier -- I had purchased a copy of Ultimate Upgrade. This was
fine as I "upgraded" from XP.
I tried to do an install on a new HDD and discovered I had lost the copy of
XP which had somehow been put out in a charity bag!!
I purchased a full copy of "Professional" and was kind of pissed when I
found that the "anytime upgrade" would not allow me to utilize the copy of
"Ultimate" that I had on account it was an "upgrade" and wanted me to pay
out more to do the upgrade :(
A while later I queried this whilst in touch (telephone) with Microsoft
support about something else (I forget what) and the guy was really helpful
and arranged for a procedure whereby I was called up by another branch of
Microsoft and gave some information etc and I was able to validate/upgrade
my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)
So I have been a little anxious about using the Product key I was given
which is my "Microsoft" upgraded Ultimate with another new SSD I just
purchased.
Truth to be told - - I will be eventually getting windows 8 at some point
when its released so I would still be able to upgrade to that from the full
"Professional" copy I have also.
hth and thanks :)
Regards .
Stuart.
 
W

...winston

Same response..
1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the *same route* used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

*same route*
= " Microsoft gave some information etc and I was able
to validate/upgrade my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)

If it doesn't work, you'll have to contact MSFT again.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message


"...winston" wrote in message
You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate.
- upgrade DVD from MSFT
- upgrade via downloaded file
- anytime upgrade

1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the same route used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

All Win7 retail full versions (i.e. Pro) contain all Win7 versions. The
entered key determines the full version installed. Entering an upgrade key
on the first installation should fail, though entering a full version retail
key should succeed (e.g. entering a full version Ultimate key should install
Ultimate)

If you have a valid Ultimate upgrade key enter it (it will either install or
inform that it is incorrect, if the latter see step 2.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message
Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.

"You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate."

As I said earlier -- I had purchased a copy of Ultimate Upgrade. This was
fine as I "upgraded" from XP.
I tried to do an install on a new HDD and discovered I had lost the copy of
XP which had somehow been put out in a charity bag!!
I purchased a full copy of "Professional" and was kind of pissed when I
found that the "anytime upgrade" would not allow me to utilize the copy of
"Ultimate" that I had on account it was an "upgrade" and wanted me to pay
out more to do the upgrade :(
A while later I queried this whilst in touch (telephone) with Microsoft
support about something else (I forget what) and the guy was really helpful
and arranged for a procedure whereby I was called up by another branch of
Microsoft and gave some information etc and I was able to validate/upgrade
my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)
So I have been a little anxious about using the Product key I was given
which is my "Microsoft" upgraded Ultimate with another new SSD I just
purchased.
Truth to be told - - I will be eventually getting windows 8 at some point
when its released so I would still be able to upgrade to that from the full
"Professional" copy I have also.
hth and thanks :)
Regards .
Stuart.
 
D

Dominique

Ken1943 <kenw@no295no.net> écrivait

You can do a clean install with a upgrade dvd. You install it but don't
enter the key. Then you install again and enter the key on the second
install.
Just to add, on the first install, refuse the offer from the installer to
check for updates because the second install will see a newer version and
will refuse to upgrade, that's what happened to me and I had to start over.
 
S

srt

"...winston" wrote in message
Same response..
1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the *same route* used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

*same route*
= " Microsoft gave some information etc and I was able
to validate/upgrade my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)

If it doesn't work, you'll have to contact MSFT again.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message


"...winston" wrote in message
You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate.
- upgrade DVD from MSFT
- upgrade via downloaded file
- anytime upgrade

1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the same route used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

All Win7 retail full versions (i.e. Pro) contain all Win7 versions. The
entered key determines the full version installed. Entering an upgrade key
on the first installation should fail, though entering a full version retail
key should succeed (e.g. entering a full version Ultimate key should install
Ultimate)

If you have a valid Ultimate upgrade key enter it (it will either install or
inform that it is incorrect, if the latter see step 2.



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message
Hi,
As in header - - a little puzzled about the process.
I have a copy of wd7 "Ultimate" which was an upgrade from XP but lost the XP
copy (don't ask) so I could not use it on a new install :(
I then purchased a full copy of wd7 "Professional" and installed that and
contacted MS about upgrading this to "Ultimate" and they were really helpful
and I got it all upgraded.
I have the product key but my confusion is - -

When I install the original wd7 "Professional" onto my new ssd - - do I add
the "Upgraded" product key then or later after the wd7 "Professional" is
installed?
Sorry for being so dumb but does anyone have some answers :)
Thank you.
Stuart.

"You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate."

As I said earlier -- I had purchased a copy of Ultimate Upgrade. This was
fine as I "upgraded" from XP.
I tried to do an install on a new HDD and discovered I had lost the copy of
XP which had somehow been put out in a charity bag!!
I purchased a full copy of "Professional" and was kind of pissed when I
found that the "anytime upgrade" would not allow me to utilize the copy of
"Ultimate" that I had on account it was an "upgrade" and wanted me to pay
out more to do the upgrade :(
A while later I queried this whilst in touch (telephone) with Microsoft
support about something else (I forget what) and the guy was really helpful
and arranged for a procedure whereby I was called up by another branch of
Microsoft and gave some information etc and I was able to validate/upgrade
my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)
So I have been a little anxious about using the Product key I was given
which is my "Microsoft" upgraded Ultimate with another new SSD I just
purchased.
Truth to be told - - I will be eventually getting windows 8 at some point
when its released so I would still be able to upgrade to that from the full
"Professional" copy I have also.
hth and thanks :)
Regards .
Stuart.

I did - - -

*same route*
= " Microsoft gave some information etc and I was able
to validate/upgrade my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)

It was fine and they were again very helpful particularly the shared
desktop/pc access:)
- - - Incidentally it seems the key I entered (which was the product key)
was never going to work and that I had the "upgrade key" on an email sent to
me from Microsoft earlier and I had forgotten that! Thankfully I still had
the emails but I've written it down also just in case I have to do another
re-install!
Thanks again.
Stuart.
 
C

Char Jackson

"...winston" wrote in message
Same response..
1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the *same route* used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

*same route*
= " Microsoft gave some information etc and I was able
to validate/upgrade my "Professional into "Ultimate" :)

If it doesn't work, you'll have to contact MSFT again.



--
...winston
msft mvp mail


"SRT" wrote in message


"...winston" wrote in message
You have not informed how you upgraded from Pro to Ultimate.
- upgrade DVD from MSFT
- upgrade via downloaded file
- anytime upgrade

1. Find your product keys for Win7 and Win7 Ultimate
2. Install Win7 Pro using the Win7 Pro key
3. Perform the upgrade using the same route used in the past and enter the
Win7 Ultimate key)

All Win7 retail full versions (i.e. Pro) contain all Win7 versions. The
entered key determines the full version installed. Entering an upgrade key
on the first installation should fail, though entering a full version retail
key should succeed (e.g. entering a full version Ultimate key should install
Ultimate)

If you have a valid Ultimate upgrade key enter it (it will either install or
inform that it is incorrect, if the latter see step 2.
I dare anyone to figure out the flow of this conversation. What a
mess!
 
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W

...winston

Apparently the op understood it better since the original objective
(upgrading from Win7 Pro to Ultimate) on a new SSD was achieved.

While MSFT help was necessary...the op realized that entering the correct
Win7 Ultimate upgrade key (previously received in an email) instead of an
incorrect one (wrong Product key or the Product ID) would have made the
process a lot easier (and faster).



--
....winston
msft mvp mail


"Char Jackson" wrote in message

I dare anyone to figure out the flow of this conversation. What a
mess!
 

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