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post #21 of 51
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Originally Posted by ColdRush;14526008 
I got my legit ultimate for $20 here:
https://wholesalesoftwareprovider.com/

I even chatted with a sales rep prior to purchase and he said they would either replace or refund me if the key was bad.

Whoa, nice find! Are those all standalone OS installs or upgrades? I can't seem to find it on their site.
 
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post #22 of 51
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Originally Posted by darkphantom;14526031 
Whoa, nice find! Are those all standalone OS installs or upgrades? I can't seem to find it on their site.

Standalone, the image they provide can be formatted onto a flash drive using Microsofts tool which they also supply I believe.

You can use any Windows 7 Ultimate disc image with the key they supply.
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post #23 of 51
I have done a clean install with the upgrade.
here is a quote from the method that I have done. Works multiple times and no problems.

Note: This workaround is not supported by Microsoft but my understanding is that it has a 100 percent success rate. If you are nervous that performing this workaround will lead to later complications--unlikely, but not impossible--please use Method #3, below, instead. Method #3 is supported by Microsoft.

Open regedit.exe with Start Menu Search and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Change MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0". (Double-click it and then enter 0 in the dialog that appears.)

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Close RegEdit.

Open the Start Menu again and type cmd in Start Menu search to display a shortcut to the Command Line utility. Right-click this shortcut and choose "Run as administrator." Handle the UAC prompt.

In the command line window, type: slmgr /rearm


http://www.winsupersite.com/article/windows-7/clean-install-windows-7-with-upgrade-media
post #24 of 51
Sorry, I didn't clarify. The upgrade will not work on a clean hdd, i.e. no pre-existing OS on it.

Ofcourse you can do a clean install from an existing OS license, but not to a hdd that is brand new.
 
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post #25 of 51
I get $20 copies of Windows Ultimate through work, guy I work with says he has done a clean install with them?
post #26 of 51
I think we need to clarify the term "clean install" - is this to a hard-drive that had windows on it previously or it is a fresh new hard-drive?

In my mind, clean install says installing to a new hard-drive versus a clean install where you have a pre-existing OS license, you wipe the drive via the windows utility and do a clean install through there.
 
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post #27 of 51
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This is a brand new computer....
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post #28 of 51
I have done a clean install from an upgrade on a new HDD
post #29 of 51
As far as I know it was a new HDD. Regedit fix seems easy enough even if it doesn't work, or the double install method (from the same guide/source)
post #30 of 51
Interesting, I guess I will have to try the regedit method, but I know for a fact that without any regedit, etc...you will get the 30 day activation prompt and MS will tell you to find a pre-existing OS license unless you find someone that gives you a standalone key otherwise.

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