If you boot your PC with the Windows 7 Setup DVD, as described below, and there is an existing install of Windows on the first partition, Windows 7 will always activate. Thanks for the tip, uncommoner!How to Do a Clean Install of Windows 8 with an Upgrade License How to Do a Clean Install of Windows Without Losing Your Files, Settings, Community Q&A Search Add New Question Ask a Question 200 characters left Submit Already answered Not a question Bad question Other If this question (or a similar one) is answered twice Thanks Paul for the heads up :) nice one my friend Login or register to post comments WJ Montgomery on Sep 17, 2016 This clean install attempt solved a perplexing problem Check This Out
DriverBackup! Then, type activate in Start Menu Search to bring up the Activate Windows utility. If your computer doesn’t boot into the installation media when you restart it, you may need to dive into its BIOS settings and change its boot order, or press a key I've read in other websites that I have to create an installation media to avoid that problem, but then I won't have the key because I never got to install Windows
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For some people, it just works, and I'll provide information here so you can help ensure it just works for you, every time. Windows 7 Upgrade Clean Install New Hard Drive Internet Explorer’s bookmarks are saved in the Favorites folder of your user directory, which we already discussed how to back up. Now, it’s time to enter your activation serial number. Microsoft yanks buggy speed-up patch KB 3161608, replaces it with KB 3172605 Microsoft and Intel are in a standoff when it comes to Bluetooth bugs in the Windows Update speed-up...