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Re-installing Student Upgrade Version


I am planning to upgrade my motherboard and cpu very soon. I am currently running a windows 7 home premium upgrade that i brought under the £30 student offer, i am aware this is not an oem version but i am still worried. I expect that once i have swapped out this hardware i will need to reinstall the os to prevent any issues but i am concerned that this will not be allowed as i have just an 'upgrade version' key and thus a clean install will not be possible without xp or vista already on the drive. I hope that there is possibly some solution to this possible problem which means i can update my hardware, or perhaps this problem does not exist.

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Student Upgrade Version Cannot Be Used For A Clean Install

I bought windows 7 student upgrade back in i believe it was december, i kept the bootable jumpdrive i made from it and the registration key. The hard drive i installed it on failed recently, so i went out and bought 2 new ones, set it up in raid, and reinstalled windows 7 as well as transferred over some of the files i keep backed up and installed all the programs i lost. Bout a week later i realized i never activated it, and upon doing so received the error that the student upgrade version cannot be used for a clean install.

Now i am fairly sure i can find the original windows discs and registration numbers, however do i need to uninstall windows 7, install the old windows, just to reinstall windows 7 and all of the programs again? (Took me an entire weekend so i think you could see why i don't wish to do this) or is there a way of showing that i have a previous version without needing to go through the hoops of uninstalling everything.


Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Install Student Version Of Win7 To New Hard Drive

My hard drive crashed and i don't have the installation disk for windows xp. So i have decided to upgrade to windows 7. Would i be able to download the student version of windows 7 to my new hard drive that i just bought? It doesn't have an operating system on it.

Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Product Key Invalid Student Version Of Office 2007

If any microsoft representative could help me on this, it would be great. I purchased the student version of office 2007 2 years or so ago. My laptop's motherboard got fried a week ago and i got a new laptop now. Using the trial version, i want to activate it  using the product key from my office 2007 student version. When i enter the product key it says: the key is incorrect. Verify that you have the correct key, and then retype it. What should i do about this. I don't wanna pay for another key. Can't afford anything right now.

Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Student Upgrade Freezes

For the past few days i've been attempting to upgrade my dell studio 15 from vista 32bit to windows 7 32bit via the microsoft student discount program. The file for setup, ect. Is now on my computer and i've tried three times now to upgrade. I've removed all the extra programs i can, including all my anti-virus and spyware programs, run the chkdsk utility twice, and still the update process freezes at 55% on the transferring files stage.

I have no idea what is causing the failure to complete the upgrade.

Specs:
Dell studio 15
Windows vista 32bit sp1
Intel core duo cpu 2. 0 ghz
3gb ram


Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Student Upgrade From Vista Error

I recently purchased a win vista to win7 upgrade, which can be found here (it's a student version):http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx  the current home premium system and the update are both 64bit. I ran the windows 7 compatibility manager and it said i am able to upgrade. The problem i have now is that when i want to install the upgrade, this is the error msg i get:windows vista home premium cannot be upgraded to windows 7 professional. You can choose to install a new copy of windows 7 professional instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs.

You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing windows, back them up to an external location such as a cd, dvd, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of windows 7 professional, click the back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select "custom (advanced)". Please help! Another post said: " you can do an in-place upgrade to win7 home premium and then purchase & install an anytime upgrade to win7 professional but you cannot upgrade directly to win7 professional. "Why, is it that the windows upgrade tool verified my upgrade compatibility and on the microsoft website is no hint on which systems are compatible and which are not?

How am i supposed to know that u cant upgrade from vista home to win7 professional? Can i still install the win7 version as the menu tells me to (with deleting everything) or will i get an error msg stating that my win7 is only an upgrade and not a full version?


Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Upgrade To Professional Through Student Discount Program

I am receiving windows 7 home premium via a free upgrade program. Can i upgrade to professional through the student discount program. As a college student some of the programs i will be using need to be compatible with windows xp, and the domain join is nice feature. None of these things are on the home premium edition. So i was wondering if it was possible to install the windows 7 home premium upgrade, and then use the student discount upgrade program on win741.com to purchase the windows 7 professional, rather than full price through the windows anytime upgrade.

Posted On: 2009-11-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Full Version?

Last fall, i bought a brand new hp laptop. It runs on vista (oem version). I would like to install windows 7 on the laptop since i'm not fully satisfied. Knowing that i have the oem version and i will reformat the hard disk. Should i buy the upgrade or the full version? If i buy the upgrade version, how can windows 7 recognize that i already have a vista license if the disk is reformatted? I don't know the vista license number and where to find it.

Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Activating Upgrade Version

I purchased windows 7 professional upgrade version a while back. My laptop previously had windows vista ultimate edition installed by dell when i purchased the machine. Unfortunately my hard drive died between purchasing and installation of windows 7 and the new key does not work as it tells me i'm not allowed to install as a clean installation - which quite frankly is a little annoying.

What do i do now? Do i have to go buy another copy of windows 7 or pay the difference between the upgrade version and the full version? Or do i have to uninstall windows 7, install vista ultimate then reinstall the upgrade version? Either way it is pretty annoying as there was no mention that clean installations are not allowed when installing the upgrade version.


Posted On: 2010-08-02 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Upgrade Trial Version

How can i upgrade a windows 7 trial version? I had vista home premium. Was having probs.computer would freeze, a lot. Took it to a repair place. They told me the motherboard was "going". I asked them to wipe the hd clean so i could possibly sell the computer for parts. I get the computer back, and it has a 90 day version of windows 7 pro on it. And the computer works fine. So i use the computer for three months, and more, but i need to activate windows 7 pro.

I have no key and i don't want to go back to the repair place. So, what do i need to buy, to be legal? And where should i buy it? And will i lose everything again when i install? Btw. No signs of motherboard problems at this point so i'm thinking the guy just was wrong. I'm willing to take the gamble, anyway, and buy windows 7.


Posted On: 2010-08-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Version Product Key

I have a laptop and a netbook, one legitimate vista key, one full retail win 7 key and one upgrade retail win 7 key. My question is this: currently the full retail version is installed on my laptop and is activated. I have also installed the full retail version on the netbook - this is awaiting activation after changing the laptop (to which the vista key belongs) to the upgrade version.

My question is - can i just change the installed product key on the laptop from the full version to the upgrade version without having to re-install vista first and then doing the upgrade? If you find my response helpful, please click on the "vote as helpful" button!


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Reinstall Win 7 Upgrade Version

I am currently running windows 7 home premium and i would like to format my hard drive and reinstall windows 7 onto it. However, the problem is that i'm afraid i might go through some activation issues. When i purchased my pc windows vista was pre-installed on it. When windows 7 was released i purchased the upgrade version of it. From my understanding when i upgraded to windows 7 i needed to have a genuine version of windows already installed (which i did) in order for windows 7 to activate properly (which it did).

However, when i upgraded to windows 7 i did a clean install, which to my knowledge wiped windows vista off my hard drive. So my question is, if i try to do a clean install (reinstall) of windows 7 upgrade version, will i be able to activate without any issues? Here's a breakdown in case i wasn't clear in my explanation. 1. Purchased pc with windows vista pre-installed. 2. Did a clean install of windows 7 using the upgrade version, which was supposed to remove all remnants of windows vista. 3. Now i would like to do a clean install (formatting my hard drive) of windows 7 (upgrade version), again.


Posted On: 2010-07-08 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

Restoring Backup Of Upgrade Version

My new computer will ship with (oem) windows 7 home premium pre-installed. Thanks to my student status, i purchased a retail upgrade version of win 7 professional from microsoft at a great price. Once i've checked out my new pc to make sure the hardware works properly, i plan to use the win7 pro upgrade disc to do a custom ('clean') install.

I'm really good about backing up, so i plan to create an image of my new windows 7 professional installation, and to continue imaging my pc on a daily basis.

My first question is about restoring an image: in my case, the image contains an upgrade version of windows. Windows 7 setup does its compliance checking before you format the disc. How does 'uncle steve' know that i qualify to restore an upgrade version of windows, since i performed a custom installation of the upgrade?
 
My second question is more complicated: i qualify for an upgrade version of windows on the basis of my original oem license. An oem license can't be transferred to another computer, but i performed a custom install of the upgrade, so the original oem version is gone. Does this mean i can move my copy of windows 7 professional to a new computer?


Posted On: 2010-01-29 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Scan Reports Running 32-bit Version After Installing 64-bit

Just installed a 64 bit version of windows 7 on my pc. Done a memory scan with crucial looking to install more ram but the scan reports that i am still running a 32 bit version. What needs done so it is recognized as a 64 bit? I have 4gb at present.

Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Should I Buy Full Version Of Win7 ?

I have windows vista currently, and will be installing windows 7 soon, but my hard drive needs replaced, would it be better for me to try to re-install vista, then buy an upgrade or should i buy a full version of windows 7 for the new hard drive? My current computer running vista home premium has a faulty hard drive, i keep receiving errors and bsod's, so i am going to buy a new hard drive and reinstall windows. I decided to go with windows 7 since i have to start over anyway.

Should i buy my hard drive and use my recovery disk to re-install vista, then buy a windows 7 upgrade package or should i install my new hard drive and buy the full version of windows 7 home premium?  Also any idea if my factory recovery disk will work with a new hard drive?


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Net Framework Version 2.o Required After Upgrade

Installed windows & upgrade and completed all steps. When i restart, get a message that states microsoft.net framework version 2. O is required to continue. I downloaded >net freamework 2. 0 64bit and 86bit. Cannot get rid of the error. >Net framework version 2. O required

Posted On: 2009-11-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Error - You Need To Upgrade The Version Of Flash Player

Error- "you need to upgrade the version of flash player" while watching online videos. I have flash player 10. 1 installed on my computer and when i go to play a song on youtube i get a message that i need to upgrade flash player. What's wrong?

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Will Upgrade Version Lose Programs, I Have On System ?

Built a system and put win7 beta on it to see if i like it which i do. My question is can i buy an upgrade version so as to not lose what programs i have on this system? If so which one do i need?

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Upgrade Or Full Version With New Mb & Hard Drive

I am planing to upgrade my system, new mb , hd video card etc. I am currently running xp upgraded from win 99 which i installed the last time i did a system upgrade. The question is will the upgrade version of win 7 work on the upgrade version of win xp or do i need to get the full version of win 7?

Posted On: 2009-10-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

If I Buy Upgrade Version Will I Lose Installed Programs?

I built a system to try win 7 beta. I have some programs installed on it that i do not want to lose and would like to know if i can buy an upgrade version of 7 so as not to lose them? If so which one? I am using the 64-bit version of the beta. I have had no problems with it.

Posted On: 2009-11-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Unable To Upgrade From Vista / This Version Of Windows Could Not Be Installed

I've tried upgraded to windows 7, 5 times but it hasn't worked so far. I keep getting the following:

"This version of windows could not be installed.

Your previous version of windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it. Before trying to install this version of windows again, check online to see if it is compatible with your computer. "Below are the specs:os name microsoft® windows vista™ home premium

Version 6. 0. 6002 service pack 2 build 6002
Other os description not available
Os manufacturer microsoft corporation
System manufacturer hewlett-packard
System model hp pavilion dv6 notebook pc
System type x86-based pc

Processor pentium(r) dual-core cpu t4200 @ 2. 00ghz, 2000 mhz, 2 core(s), 2 logical processor(s)
Bios version/date hewlett-packard f. 33, 31/08/2009.

Smbios version 2. 4i am trying to upgrade from 32 bit vista home premium to 32 bit windows 7 home premium


Posted On: 2010-07-31 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade Version - Installation On Reformatted Hard Drive

Win 7 (upgrade version) reinstallation following hard drive reformat. Need to reinstall xp now in order to activate win 7. I made the mistake of creating primary boot drives too small for an os other than xp or linux. Shortly after install i was unable to update my win 7 because of lack of space on the hard drive (all programs i could change the installation of, were on a separate drive). That meant i had to wipe the hard drive to repartition it.

I was under the impression that i could upgrade to win 7 after a clean install by putting the disk in and having windows check for it, like when i upgraded from me to xp. (Yes, i realize now the error of my ways. ) Now i need to fix it. Add to it, i have 32-bit xp and 64-bit win 7.

Having contacted microsoft tech support, i was told i could simply reinstall my xp and win 7 would recognize that it was there and set up dual boot. That isn't the case, as i suspected. In the reformat, i have lost some data that i thought i had backed up and obviously didn't, which is why i really don't want to reinstall win 7 a third time after reinstalling xp.

I have no windows. Old because of the reformat/repartitioning of my drive. Is there anything else i can do? (I'm so tired of being penalized with drm, activation etc. For purchasing licensed software because of all the pirates out there!).


Posted On: 2010-03-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Problem With Installing Upgrade

My current operating system is windows vista home premium. My system is: dell studio xps 1640, processor 2, 4ghz, ram 4gb, 64bit operating system

I have recently bought windows 7 home premium upgrade (designed for windows vista) and was trying to upgrade windows vista by following the instructions. The installation successfully completed initial 2 stages, i.e.

1.copying windows files and
2. Gathering files, setting and programms

However, when reached the stage 3. Expanding files, the installation is being cancelled with the following message:

"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into next phase of installation. To install windows, restart the installation".

After restarting the same problem occurs. Please note that i have both "upgrade installation" and "clean installation" options, but in both cases the same problem is in place.


Posted On: 2010-03-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Installing Win 7 With Upgrade Motherboard

Currently i am using windows 7 home premium, which was installed during the free upgrade period with vista. Everything installed fine, and since then i've changed almost every part in my computer except for my motherboard, with no problems using the phone activation service. I'm planning on changing out my motherboard, though, and i'm wondering if the phone activation service will still work when i change the motherboard.

It is still only installed on one computer, because i'm starting to get the feeling parts of my motherboard are failing anyway. Will microsoft activate windows with my new motherboard and deactivate it from my old one, or am i going to need a new copy of windows?


Posted On: 2010-07-26 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Re-installing Win 7 With Anytime Upgrade License

I have a version of windows 7 home (64-bit) which i have upgraded to windows7 professional.
My question is i want to do a fresh re-install of windows 7 (on the same computer) and i only have my windows7 home install disc with its license. When i re-install will it install windows7 home - or professional? Do i need to gather some information from my system (license key or something) before starting the re-install so that i can re-install to my 'anytime upgrade' of windows 7 professional?


Posted On: 2010-03-21 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Error - The Version Of This File Is Not Compatible With Version Of Windows

The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computers system information to see whether you need an x86 (32 bit) or x64 (64 bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

I have a large cd collection published by national geographic. The difficulty lies in installing the program that displays the pages. The program installer ends in . Ins. These picture cd's have been produced by mindscape. When you try to contact them, they are based in france, and it is impossible to obtain support for this product. Is there any way of getting the installer on the cd to do its job of providing a means of turning the 'pages'?


Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Error - This Version Of The File Is Not Compatible With Version Of Windows

My error message is: "this version of the file is not compatible with the version of windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or an x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher. "

I've tried running the program in question (castle of the winds) in every compatibility mode that is on the list and all it does is give me that error message every time. Other people have managed to get the program working, so i know it does work on windows 7, but i can't see to get it to work for me. Help?


Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Access Email Since Installing Win 7 Upgrade

Since installing windows 7 upgrade, i am unable to access another's email by clicking on their address. My computer then says, "there is no email program associated to perform the requested action, "

Posted On: 2009-12-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Installing Win 7 Upgrade Issue With Coa Number

I have an acer aspire e380. It came with windows vista installed. Hard drive crashed. Bought new hard drive. Tried to buy restore cd from acer. Since computer was more than one year old they would not sell restore cd. Bought a restore cd from third party, it was windows xp it installed but would not accept our coa number for windows vista. It is currently running but needs to be activated within a 30 day period. If we purchase a windows 7 upgrade will it install on our computer? If we cannot install windows 7 upgrade can we get a coa number to use on windows xp since we can not use our windows vista?

Posted On: 2010-08-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Will I Need To Upgrade All Of My Existing Software To A 64-bit Version, If I Use 64 Bit Win 7 ?

I am ready to purchase a new desktop computer with windows 7, but i am a little confused about the 32 vs. 64 bit decision. I understand technically what the difference is, but i am not sure what the impact on my software will be. At present all i have is 32 bit software running on both my desktop and laptop, some of which is quite old but still needed and very functional. I can't afford to replace all of my software, some of which have no counterpart in 64 bit. My new laptop is running 32 bit vista (less than 1 year old). Will i need to upgrade all of my existing software to a 64 bit version if i get the 64 bit version of win 7 or will i be able to use my old software with the new os? I also plan to upgrade to a new version of office. What impact will that have if i go to a 64 bit version? What about compatibility with my laptop and the existing 32 bit office on it?

Posted On: 2009-10-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .