I have installed the Windows 7 OEM version on one of my other computers so I have access to the OEM software, even if I do not have an available license. That said, my father has a spare CD-Key from his x64 Family Pack (3 Keys for simultaneous operation). I am wondering if I can install Windows with the OEM software and then activate it with the Family Pack CD key or will I have to wait a week for it [Family Pack disk] to arrive in the post?
Booting directly. I have built a new machine so its hard drives are clean.
I think I have found the culprit; the SATA drives were set to act as AHCI instead of IDE. After switching it, the install went fine.
Problem number 3. I left my computer powered on to 'install updates and shut down' as it had 270MB, 73 updates to do. When I left to go to bed, it said 'Installing update 3 of 5'. Now it says 'Installing update 5 of 5'. Why is this taking so long?