[Solved] Trying to figure out which ISO I need

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by natenkiki2004, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 MDL Novice

    May 26, 2009
    #1 natenkiki2004, Dec 18, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2014
    Working on this computer I have, something is severely wrong, to the point where a lot of things crash, act whacky, are missing, doesn't come back from sleep, etc. Faster to re-install and copy documents over, that's where I'm at. No discs came with the computer and I pulled the product key from the Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit install that was on there before. I downloaded Win 7 Ultimate 64 and got to the point where I put the key in and it says invalid. I've never been given this kind of hassle for a re-install before.

    I downloaded "The Ultimate PID Checker" which returns the following information:
    Profile: NT 6.1 SP1
    Validity: Valid
    Product ID: XXXXX-437-5545277-85916
    Edition Type: Ultimate
    Description: Windows 7 Ultimate Retail
    Edition ID: X15-38932
    Key Type: Retail
    EULA: Retail
    Crypto ID: 170

    The ISO I used had the SHA-1 of the Digital River Win 7 Ulti 64 ISO. I'm downloading the 32-bit now but I'm not confident that'll do anything. How can I fix this legitimately (assuming the key is legit, which I don't know).

    Derp, mystery solved, it's an upgrade key.
  2. CaffeinePizza

    CaffeinePizza MDL Junior Member

    May 19, 2013
    You can still clean install Windows 7 with an upgrade key. A quick Google search should handle that.
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

    Dec 21, 2012
    You just install Windows 7 one time without a key (skip), then immediately do an Upgrade. The key should work for the Upgrade.
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