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#61 aionaddict

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 13:20

I can confirm:

The key WORKS on clean install provided you use the MSDN ISO and not the one you download in the process of obtaining the key.
I entered the key during the setup and it auto activated once windows was online.


According to another site you can use the download one as well so are you sure?


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 15:17

According to another site you can use the download one as well so are you sure?


Many people were complaining that they had to resort to registry hack to get the download one to work. I already had access to MSDN iso so didn't bother downloading the image again. MSDN one does not require any hack. No biggie since its just a minor hassle.

#63 Neowon

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 16:52

According to another site you can use the download one as well so are you sure?


I used the one I downloaded one when I purchased using the assistant program. Did a clean install no prob.

#64 KibosJ

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:05

I used the one I downloaded one when I purchased using the assistant program. Did a clean install no prob.


I can confirm this, using the ISO file, created when downloading from Microsoft, allows you to do a clean install and WILL activated perfectly fine.

As long as it detects Windows 7 on your hard drive, it will clean install fine.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 19:08

Something I just thought about, and apologies if it has been discussed, I am currently trying to make a failed Windows 8 upgrade into something salvageable. Since from what I have read in this thread, it sounds like this upgrade code replaces the original serial number and becomes the license for whatever PC you use it on. Correct? If so, can you use just it to install Win 8 Pro when asked for the serial on install? Then perhaps use the original serial number that came with the install disk on a whole different install?

#66 wrack

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:53

According to another site you can use the download one as well so are you sure?


I used the one downloaded from the upgrade process, did a clean install and the activation worked just fine.

#67 LUTZIFER

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:30

I'd imagine it'll cost the same to do an upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 8 Pro as going from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro, right?
Or will there be a difference, seeing is that the upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate is damn near 200 bucks, and basicly all you get is the cool name, lol.

#68 Mouettus

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:28

Upgraded to release preview since.... So I have no way of knowing my win7 key in order to have my coupon! Great!

I can confirm this, using the ISO file, created when downloading from Microsoft, allows you to do a clean install and WILL activated perfectly fine.

As long as it detects Windows 7 on your hard drive, it will clean install fine.

what if it detects win8 rp?

#69 KibosJ

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:35

Upgraded to release preview since.... So I have no way of knowing my win7 key in order to have my coupon! Great!


what if it detects win8 rp?


I'm not sure. The only way to find that out is to give it a go, if it doesn't work let us know and just use the registry fix to activate it :)

#70 aionaddict

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:12

I can confirm this, using the ISO file, created when downloading from Microsoft, allows you to do a clean install and WILL activated perfectly fine.

As long as it detects Windows 7 on your hard drive, it will clean install fine.


Oh so is that the difference? The download version checks for Win 7 whereas the MSDN one does not.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:30

I just can't believe that the upgrade version is £25 for a limited time!

http://www.microsoft...uctID.257641900

#72 +Byté

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:54

I have the ISO downloaded through MSDN and I am very close to upgrading with the upgrade offer, it is a great offer tbh,

Something is keeping from doing it though :(

#73 scaramonga

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:53

I have the ISO downloaded through MSDN and I am very close to upgrading with the upgrade offer, it is a great offer tbh,

Something is keeping from doing it though :(


Just image your system drive before upgrading, keep it safe, as you'll need it. Install Win8 and play around with it, shortly realising it has to be removed (wont take long, believe me), but no worries, just restore your drive from image made earlier. ;) You lost a little bit of cash, yeah, but just think of it a a bad 'bet' on horses, you backed the donkey. :)

#74 OP +FaiKee

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:14

LOL..... http://asia.cnet.com...le-62219290.htm

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#75 aionaddict

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:59

LOL..... http://asia.cnet.com...le-62219290.htm



lol that was fast.