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OK, so i installed my new hd's and went to activate my fully legal copy of windows 7 and its telling me i cannot because its a upgrade and i wiped the HD's before install...is there any way around this?
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post #2 of 6
Download a loader. Or call MS. Problem is, you wiped your old install off so it thinks it's doing a clean install.
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post #3 of 6
Definitely call them up.
post #4 of 6
You can also install Windows again over your current installation. You should be able to activate it at that point.

Two good resources...

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...7-version.html

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/1...nk-hard-drive/
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post #5 of 6
Actually, i read somewhere on this forum that with a upgrade copy you can still install on a clean drive.
I don't remember word for word but install this as a test copy to see if you like it, ( DO NOT ) insert key code at this time and continue with the install.
After the first install go back and REinstall except this time insert key code and continue with full upgrade.
Someone jump in here as to actual link for this. This has been posted before.
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post #6 of 6
You can do a double install with an Upgrade DVD or here's another method I came across the other day when researching a similar issue...

http://www.winsupersite.com/blogs/ta...he-answer.aspx
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