Motherboard fried, so got a brand new system, with SSD. However, old xp installation is on the SATA drive. I'm fresh installing Windows 7 Pro from Upgrade media onto the SSD.
What I've done so far:
1. Installed Win 7, (custom option) without entering the product key.
2. Just updated all the drivers and many many many window's updates.
3. Now re-inserted the Win 7 DVD and chose Upgrade.
Will entering the product key work this time? I'd already done it once before and it didn't.
I do have a copy of Win XP with the product key, however, it's for a win32 system, and this Win 7 is 64bit. I'm hoping that having the old sata drive connected, which contains the winXP installation, will somehow atleast validate it, if this double install won't. I don't know...