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July 2, 2013 2:49:37 PM

so I think I made a mistake by getting windows 7 upgrade. I didn't know that you need the full version to do a clean install so I just got the upgrade since it was cheaper. I have a computer that has windows xp so I still have a chance. I think I can either wipe the hard drive and just keep the os so there is nothing but windows xp on it or I can put windows xp on my 16gb flash drive. I don't know how I would do either way so I am hoping you guys know how to do this. my parts should be in either tomorrow or the day after so I want to get this done instead of messing with it when I should be putting the parts together. so what I need is to put my windows xp on a flash drive or get my old hard drive ready with only xp on it. I would prefer the flash drive way but what ever works best I will do it that way. thank you

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a c 406 $ Windows 7
July 2, 2013 2:57:04 PM
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How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean-install-windows-7-w...

July 2, 2013 3:07:55 PM

USAFRet said:
How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean-install-windows-7-w...

so all I have to do is uncheck the "automatically activate windows when im online" box and im good? what if I got a key from a Microsoft license maker thing? I forget exactly what its called but you pay $3000 every 5 years and you get as many windows keys, office keys and anything want for 5 years? could I just use a key from that?

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a c 406 $ Windows 7
July 2, 2013 3:13:06 PM

eddystoner15 said:
USAFRet said:
How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean-install-windows-7-w...

so all I have to do is uncheck the "automatically activate windows when im online" box and im good? what if I got a key from a Microsoft license maker thing? I forget exactly what its called but you pay $3000 every 5 years and you get as many windows keys, office keys and anything want for 5 years? could I just use a key from that?



Microsoft license maker thing? :??: 

You mean an MSDN license? Volume License Key?
Or something else?
a c 406 $ Windows 7
July 2, 2013 3:14:37 PM

Just use the one you bought, and follow the directions linked above.
July 2, 2013 3:41:24 PM

USAFRet said:
eddystoner15 said:
USAFRet said:
How to Do a Clean Install with an Upgrade Windows 7 Version
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/31402-clean-instal...

Clean Install Windows 7 With Upgrade Media and Product Key on Formatted or Empty Blank Hard Drive
http://www.mydigitallife.info/clean-install-windows-7-w...

so all I have to do is uncheck the "automatically activate windows when im online" box and im good? what if I got a key from a Microsoft license maker thing? I forget exactly what its called but you pay $3000 every 5 years and you get as many windows keys, office keys and anything want for 5 years? could I just use a key from that?



Microsoft license maker thing? :??: 

You mean an MSDN license? Volume License Key?
Or something else?
haha yea. I forget what its called but that's what it does.

July 2, 2013 3:42:24 PM

ok so the links you sent me will get me a fully activated windows 7 even with the upgrade pack?
a c 406 $ Windows 7
July 2, 2013 3:57:22 PM

eddystoner15 said:
ok so the links you sent me will get me a fully activated windows 7 even with the upgrade pack?


Yes.
July 2, 2013 4:04:18 PM

USAFRet said:
eddystoner15 said:
ok so the links you sent me will get me a fully activated windows 7 even with the upgrade pack?


Yes.
ok. thank you. I thought I was going to have to do that flash drive way but I don't have to any more! thank you for your help

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