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Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

  1. #1


    Saucy Guest

    Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

    It's easy - and you need install Windows only once.

    Basically two little things one must do - a regedit and a commandline
    command.

    First install Windows clean with the upgrade disc BUT during the install
    routine DO NOT type in the Product Key and DESELECT the Automatically
    activate when online checkbox.

    Once Windows is installed, do the regedit:

    - navigate to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE

    - change

    MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".

    Then do the commandline:

    - At a Cmd Prompt type in:

    slmgr /rearm

    - then hit Enter

    - Close the Cmd Prompt, click any OKs and then reboot.

    You can now activate through the System applet found in the Control Panel.

    That's it.

    Paul Thurrott has it all documented with screen shots on his WinSuperSite:

    [Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - WinSuperSite]
    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp

    Saucy



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  2. #2


    milt Guest

    Re: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Justask Paul Thurrott!

    Saucy wrote:

    > Oh please, don't be so childish.
    Saucy, what do you expect from a childish troll?

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  3. #3


    xfile Guest

    Re: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

    I have a better solution:

    Do a clean install, skip the product key during the install, and go to
    Control Panel/System, enter your product key and then use Internet
    activation. Voila!

    That's how I did it



    "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eQQgwTKVKHA.4688@newsgroup

    > It's easy - and you need install Windows only once.
    >
    > Basically two little things one must do - a regedit and a commandline
    > command.
    >
    > First install Windows clean with the upgrade disc BUT during the install
    > routine DO NOT type in the Product Key and DESELECT the Automatically
    > activate when online checkbox.
    >
    > Once Windows is installed, do the regedit:
    >
    > - navigate to
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE
    >
    > - change
    >
    > MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".
    >
    > Then do the commandline:
    >
    > - At a Cmd Prompt type in:
    >
    > slmgr /rearm
    >
    > - then hit Enter
    >
    > - Close the Cmd Prompt, click any OKs and then reboot.
    >
    > You can now activate through the System applet found in the Control Panel.
    >
    > That's it.
    >
    > Paul Thurrott has it all documented with screen shots on his WinSuperSite:
    >
    > [Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - WinSuperSite]
    > http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
    >
    > Saucy
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    xfile Guest

    Re: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

    I have a better solution:

    Do a clean install, skip the product key during the install, and go to
    Control Panel/System, enter your product key and then use Internet
    activation. Voila!

    That's how I did it



    "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:eQQgwTKVKHA.4688@newsgroup

    > It's easy - and you need install Windows only once.
    >
    > Basically two little things one must do - a regedit and a commandline
    > command.
    >
    > First install Windows clean with the upgrade disc BUT during the install
    > routine DO NOT type in the Product Key and DESELECT the Automatically
    > activate when online checkbox.
    >
    > Once Windows is installed, do the regedit:
    >
    > - navigate to
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE
    >
    > - change
    >
    > MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".
    >
    > Then do the commandline:
    >
    > - At a Cmd Prompt type in:
    >
    > slmgr /rearm
    >
    > - then hit Enter
    >
    > - Close the Cmd Prompt, click any OKs and then reboot.
    >
    > You can now activate through the System applet found in the Control Panel.
    >
    > That's it.
    >
    > Paul Thurrott has it all documented with screen shots on his WinSuperSite:
    >
    > [Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - WinSuperSite]
    > http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
    >
    > Saucy
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Saucy Guest

    Re: Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

    Really !? Excellent.

    I went by what Paul Thurrott said on his website, the page about clean
    installing Windows 7 using the upgrade media.

    If you're right, then this makes clean installing from upgrade discs slam
    dunk easy.

    Saucy



    "xfile" <coucou@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:e4dAW1jVKHA.5368@newsgroup

    > I have a better solution:
    >
    > Do a clean install, skip the product key during the install, and go to
    > Control Panel/System, enter your product key and then use Internet
    > activation. Voila!
    >
    > That's how I did it
    >
    >
    >
    > "Saucy" <saucylemon@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:eQQgwTKVKHA.4688@newsgroup

    >> It's easy - and you need install Windows only once.
    >>
    >> Basically two little things one must do - a regedit and a commandline
    >> command.
    >>
    >> First install Windows clean with the upgrade disc BUT during the install
    >> routine DO NOT type in the Product Key and DESELECT the Automatically
    >> activate when online checkbox.
    >>
    >> Once Windows is installed, do the regedit:
    >>
    >> - navigate to
    >>
    >> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE
    >>
    >> - change
    >>
    >> MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".
    >>
    >> Then do the commandline:
    >>
    >> - At a Cmd Prompt type in:
    >>
    >> slmgr /rearm
    >>
    >> - then hit Enter
    >>
    >> - Close the Cmd Prompt, click any OKs and then reboot.
    >>
    >> You can now activate through the System applet found in the Control
    >> Panel.
    >>
    >> That's it.
    >>
    >> Paul Thurrott has it all documented with screen shots on his
    >> WinSuperSite:
    >>
    >> [Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - WinSuperSite]
    >> http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
    >>
    >> Saucy
    >>
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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