• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

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

S

Saucy

#1
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/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

Saucy
 
M
#2
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?
 
X

xfile

#3
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/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
>
> Saucy
>
>
 
X

xfile

#4
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/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
>
> Saucy
>
>
 
S

Saucy

#5
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/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp
>>
>> Saucy
>>
>>