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 Post subject: Bootable USB key with Windows7 pro
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:15 am 
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I searched and couldnt find my exact question here... I want to create me an all inclusive W7 usb boot key, and am ready to do it with the instructions I have aquired, the thing is my version of windows 7 is a retail bought Pro64 Upgrade. (this is NOT the version I am currently running on my PC now). I loaded this version on a previous sytem that ran Vista and it upgraded it fine, but later i ended up having to format that hard drive and when i loaded that same W7 Pro back, I had to call microsoft support and the Indian lady had me typing in a bunch of stuff and edit my registry and all kinds of stuff. She said that upgrade wasnt supposed to be loaded onto a empty hard drive but she did it to save me some time.
Anyway, I dont want to run into the same problems I did then so I was wondering if there was a fix or a workaround for what i want to do?


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 Post subject: Re: Bootable USB key with Windows7 pro
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:44 pm 
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If I'm reading this right

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/howtos ... k_fresh_pc

An in-place upgrade would've worked also.

or you could've just installed the qualified OS first and then the upgrade media would've worked as expected.


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 Post subject: Re: Bootable USB key with Windows7 pro
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Using the upgrade media install it without using the key, then install it over the existing install you just did and enter the key. It is that simple and it is legal as long as you are upgrading a lesser OS.

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