Hwlp: Win 7 Upg. wont activate without Vista preinstalled.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MarkJohnson, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. MarkJohnson

    MarkJohnson MDL Junior Member

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    I had to do a fresh custom reinstall of Windows 7 HP Upgrade again for my father, but this time I get a pop-up stating it won't active without Vista being preinstalled.

    Is there a way around this?
    -=Mark=-
     
  2. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    There is, namely a copy of a non-upgrade image.

    (Which will never give you any problems, no matter whether you upgrade or fresh-install.)

    See stickies for thread with direct-download links to ISOs...
     
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    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  4. Whiznot

    Whiznot MDL Member

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