Performing clean install of Windows 7 with Windows Upgrade media.
I bought the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack and want to use it on a clean installation on my newly built computer and I don't want to do the double installation trick. I tried using these instructions http://blog.chriskankiewicz.com/post/10/windows-7-activation-hack/ . But when I went to make the registry changes I couldn't find "...Setup\OOBE" under the CurrentVersion directory. Anyone know how to fix this? I'm a novice regarding the directory so please be very explicit in your instructions. Or is there another way to do a clean install with Windows 7 upgrade. A lot of the instructions on how to do so on Google are obsolete as Microsoft has fixed some of the loopholes.
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Add new key if it is missing.
Call Microsoft and tell them you have the key and having problems installing, have them do a walk-through install with you. That's the only best way I know.