Win 7 Upgrade dvd


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Ken1943

Tried to Google without luck. Seems like the upgrade dvd can only be
activated once. This was on a clean install. I got 3 upgrades here and
guess I'm out of luck.

Can anyone confirm this.


KenW
 
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K

Ken1943

Tried to Google without luck. Seems like the upgrade dvd can only be
activated once. This was on a clean install. I got 3 upgrades here and
guess I'm out of luck.

Can anyone confirm this.


KenW
I should have said Upgrade Key.


KenW
 
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Paul

Ken1943 said:
I should have said Upgrade Key.


KenW
It would help if we had a SKU to go by or something.

Family packs exist in Windows 7. Not in Win 8 as far as I know.
Family packs are generally an "introductory offer", meaning
this kind of offer exists when the OS is released, and may
disappear (discontinued) some months later.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Premium-Upgrade-Family/dp/B002MV2MG0

If you are buying an Anytime Upgrade to apply on top of one of those,
please be clear in your question.

Paul
 
K

Ken1943

I did see the unlimited activations thing, but I didn't see the call
center thing. The error was too many activations, but the keys were only
used one time each.
In any event I won't destroy the keys and did an image restore to Pro
instead of putting Home Premium on. I would have rather used Home for my
Grandsons.

Guess I will live with it.


KenW
 
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Tom

My current machine was originally installed with Vista. Bought one of the
good-deal Win7Pro upgrades when they first came out. About a year ago the
system drive seemed to be getting a little flaky so I acquired a 250G SSD.
Did a clean install with the upgrade DVD but the system refused to activate.
Called the MS phone activate number and explained I was replacing a failing
component. The MS guy gave me a code to type in to activate. Good to go.

T2

"Ken1943" wrote in message

Tried to Google without luck. Seems like the upgrade dvd can only be
activated once. This was on a clean install. I got 3 upgrades here and
guess I'm out of luck.

Can anyone confirm this.


KenW
 
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K

Ken Blake

Tried to Google without luck. Seems like the upgrade dvd can only be
activated once. This was on a clean install. I got 3 upgrades here and
guess I'm out of luck.

Can anyone confirm this.

That is *not* correct. You can reinstall and activate as many times as
you want or need to, as long as it's on a single machine.
 
K

Ken1943

My current machine was originally installed with Vista. Bought one of the
good-deal Win7Pro upgrades when they first came out. About a year ago the
system drive seemed to be getting a little flaky so I acquired a 250G SSD.
Did a clean install with the upgrade DVD but the system refused to activate.
Called the MS phone activate number and explained I was replacing a failing
component. The MS guy gave me a code to type in to activate. Good to go.

T2
OK, good to know. I think I am going to leave Pro on it. I think I may
not need it again. I just wanted to do a clean install so my Daughter and
Grandson's where more familiar with it. Just updated to Win 8 on one of
two new Win 7 desktops.
And SURPRISE it booted right to my desktop and I installed a new start
menu.


KenW
 
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...winston

If you have one license, then the upgrade DVD product key is valid to
activate Windows 7 (during the upgrade process or after) for one machine as
long as the license is not in use elsewhere.

Each additional product key provides one additional license which can be
used to activate another Windows 7 the same way as above.

Activation, if previously done before with the same product key (if online
activation fails) usually requires a phone call to MSFT to activate Windows
(via info provided by an automated response during the phone call or a voice
conversation with a MSFT representative).

Windows 7 media can be used for numerous installations - a separate product
key is necessary to activate each installation.



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....winston
msft mvp consumer apps

"Ken1943" wrote in message

Tried to Google without luck. Seems like the upgrade dvd can only be
activated once. This was on a clean install. I got 3 upgrades here and
guess I'm out of luck.

Can anyone confirm this.


KenW
 

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