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Windows 7 Thread, Windows 7 Pro for £30 in Technical; Originally Posted by jamin100 I got mine the instant i paid. I have a confirmation email and when I go ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    I got mine the instant i paid.
    I have a confirmation email and when I go to the www.findmyorder.com site it shows in there but no option to download.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I have a confirmation email and when I go to the www.findmyorder.com site it shows in there but no option to download.
    Odd, I got this page as soon as i paid
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    How good is the "upgrade" from xp ? Does it just check your XP is ok then basically delete it install windows 7 or does it try other stuff which I am never keen on?

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    no idea, i just did a clean install

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Odd, I got this page as soon as i paid
    Thats totaly different from mine altho I did buy the 64bit version
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    no idea, i just did a clean install
    Are you saying the upgrade version purchased through this offer allowed you to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Are you saying the upgrade version purchased through this offer allowed you to do that?
    Yup . . (NO see edit)

    and . . . .

    It appears that M$ are not that stupid after all.

    After activating (or so i thought) i installed some software and needed to restart. When it restarts the activation window comes up again saying that the product key entered is the default product key for windows 7 and cant be activated.

    so looks like im back to square 1 and need to speak to M$ again

    edit: AND . . . the key that i originally received wont activate because "" The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations""
    Last edited by jamin100; 22nd October 2009 at 02:06 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Yup . .

    and . . . .

    It appears that M$ are not that stupid after all.

    After activating (or so i thought) i installed some software and needed to restart. When it restarts the activation window comes up again saying that the product key entered is the default product key for windows 7 and cant be activated.

    so looks like im back to square 1 and need to speak to M$ again
    Or change the ISO to Ultimate!

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    CHR1S: Yeh thats fine to post its no worse then what you could do with XP cd's and its actually really useful to know as I would prefer one CD to select the edition then a cd per edition, cheers

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    I have paid this morning, received my confirmation but too have not received the download link. My order states the fact I have paid.
    I to have gone for 7 Pro 64bit.

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    yeh mine was the 32 bit version.

    But it looks like the serial numbers only work if your upgrading. I wanted to do a clean install. Trying a few things now.

    The product.ini is nothing new unfortunatly. Just done some googleing and these serials are the ones that the install uses if you do not supply a product key. These cant be activated
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    yeh mine was the 32 bit version.

    But it looks like the serial numbers only work if your upgrading. I wanted to do a clean install. Trying a few things now.

    The product.ini is nothing new unfortunatly. Just done some googleing and these serials are the ones that the install uses if you do not supply a product key. These cant be activated

    http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-upgrades.aspx

    Seems to think you can clean install

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    http://community.winsupersite.com/bl...-upgrades.aspx

    Seems to think you can clean install
    Yeh the install worked fine, i just couldn't use the activation key so am limited to the 3 day thingy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    Yeh the install worked fine, i just couldn't use the activation key so am limited to the 3 day thingy
    So, to clarify - does that mean if I pay for the 32-bit Pro online (£30) I won't be able to activate it? I'm currently on XP Pro?

    I'm a bit lost - will it/won't it work?

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    I think you can only upgrade form vista (but i may be wrong)
    I've seen a suggestion that installing W7 without a key and then using the install media to perform an upgrade will trick w7 into thinking it was an upgrade an therefore work and activate with the upgrade serial.

    I'm trying that now

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