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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
Sorry, it's been a while since I posted. I did contact support, and they told me that it was an upgrade, not the full version. I was able to install without a problem, but it wouldn't let me activate the installation because my product key was for an upgrade. I was able to fool the computer into thinking it was an upgrade - see my answer here superuser.com/questions/60688/…
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
Good idea, I just did. Waiting to hear back.
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
That's what the license says, but the site prominently figures the word "upgrade": dl.getdropbox.com/u/146086/win7upgrade.png A full version for $30 would be awesome though.
Oct
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
Wow, that would be fantastic if it's true. Though given the preponderance of the word "upgrade" on the page I don't know what to believe: dl.getdropbox.com/u/146086/win7upgrade.png
Oct
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
Having been away from the Windows ecosystem for so long, it feels like entering the Twilight Zone when trying to deal with what is and isn't "legal" and "allowed" by the license/EULA. But thanks for clearing up that issue for me.
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
A clean install is good, but does it require any proof of existing Windows XP/Vista ownership? Thanks for the tip though, I'll give the podcast a listen.
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comment Activate Windows 7 clean install from upgrade media?
@Drakia: Fair enough. Though I just remembered that, from a technical standpoint, I have an unused Windows XP license in the form of a restore disc for an old computer that currently has Linux installed. I have edited my question to include this followup, should you wish to address it.
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