I had bought windows vista along time ago and when i got it, it had said that i would get a free windows 7 upgrade in the mail when it got released. Well the time has come and passed. I have a small problem where i need to reinstall windows 7 but i cant find my windows vista disc or Serial Key. Now i found a site that explained how to make it so i can just install the upgrade and fool it into thinking that its a normal copy.
Yes, do fresh install using upgrade disk. Do NOT enter a product key when asked. Once in Windows and in an unactivatived state, run upgrade from within Windows. This time you can enter your key and activate.