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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Chris Gould (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 16th January 2020, 23:35

My recent experience of this has been that performing a clean install on a machine that hasn't previously activated with Win 10 results in activation failure, but performing an in-place upgrade works every time (providing it's an eligible OS you're upgrading from).

I've done five this week without issue. The first one I tried from HP installation media, but it failed because the BIOS only activates Win 7. Once I installed that the MCT upgraded to Win 10 and activated with no problems, so I just performed clean upgrades on the others. Still have a few left to go...

Of course this may be different if using the MCT directly, rather than an OEM DVD.







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RE: Windows 7 RIP

sj (Elite) posted this on Friday, 17th January 2020, 08:19

"The installation program give you the option to do either."
I know the program will give the option - my point is that Ive not seen that this works - it needs to be done as an upgrade from a currently activated version.
From here - http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-how-you-can-still-get-a-free-windows-10-upgrade
Note that you cannot boot from the newly created USB drive or DVD to perform an upgrade. You must run the Windows 10 setup program from your currently installed and activated copy of Windows.

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RE: Windows 7 RIP

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Friday, 17th January 2020, 15:11

I believe you have to use your old Windows 7 product key when installing Windows 10, then activation should work fine with a clean install.

Idk though, since I never had a legit Windows 7 key, either. I activated using other more nefarious means.



RE: Windows 7 RIP

marksparks999 (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 18th January 2020, 09:56

Dowload Tool

when i click on this all i get is Save or Cancel, doesnt give me the Run option?

getting frustrated with it now as all the search engine results seem to lead back to the Microsoft Windows 10 site?

RE: Windows 7 RIP

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 18th January 2020, 13:43

Quote:
marksparks999 says...
"when i click on this all i get is Save or Cancel, doesnt give me the Run option?"

If you save the file, you will then be able to run it.



RE: Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 18th January 2020, 16:06

Seems to be going ok. Main install done, now working on updates'. I wasn't in the room when the last one went tits-up but it looks promising

Mark, you need to save it to either your pc or a usb drive first. Then it'll either autorun or you need to select setup.exe from the usb

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RE: [VIDEO] Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Saturday, 18th January 2020, 22:56

Nah, didn't take, but got a lot further then before, and had a bit of informatio to go on. namely, it's exactly this.

I have a wireless dongle in the back of the PC. I used to have a physical connection, but Annie insists on having the rabbits in the house, and they like to get behind my desk and nibble at anything they can find. Including, but not limited to, router cables.

The list of obstacles is getting smaller. Another attempt tomorrow, chaps.

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RE: [VIDEO] Windows 7 RIP

Pete-MK (Elite Donator) posted this on Sunday, 19th January 2020, 15:55

Well, it's all gone horribly wrong. Following that links advice, I removed the wireless dongle's driver, then restarted so it would install the latest one. Nothing but bluescreens since. Won't start in safe mode and the repair tool can't touch it. Tried using the windows installation dvd but still no joy. Error reports corrupted registry. Knew i should have bloody stuck with W7

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RE: [VIDEO] Windows 7 RIP

Gareth Williams (Elite) posted this on Sunday, 19th January 2020, 20:57

Guys, when do we tell him that were joking and that we're all still rocking good ol' Windows 7?

But seriously, clean install all the way. If I was you, I'd grab a cheap 250GB SSD for like £30, install Windows on that and then recover your data from the existing hard drive afterwards.



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