Student Select License - Can I use regular media?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by m0gely, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. m0gely

    m0gely MDL Novice

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    I am going to go over to a friends house tonight to help her install Win7. Her media isn't going to get her until tomorrow but I can only help tonight. I was going to use my Win7 DVD I made from instructions here to install, and just not use a product key so she can enter that in later. If I use my media and install the matching version to what she bought, will her key work? I'm only unsure because this is a "Student Select" license and I don't know if there is a difference in the media. Thanks!
     
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  2. MasterHacker

    MasterHacker MDL Junior Member

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    With Windows 7 the dvd should be same for each edition.
     
  3. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    There should be no problem but you must install the same version as she has a key for.That is she must have a key for Home Premium if you install Home Premium or Ultimate for Ultimate etc.

    If your DVD allows for all versions then no worries - just choose the one to install. If not you can use the Remove ei.cfg file to modify your DVD - read up on how to do that - it's on the forums.
     
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  4. m0gely

    m0gely MDL Novice

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    Right. Thanks guys. That's what I thought I just wanted someone else to agree!
     
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  5. m0gely

    m0gely MDL Novice

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    Well crap. She got the media and it's an upgrade disc. When she puts in the product key, it complains that it's not for full installations. Is there a way to make Win7 think it was an upgrade after it's been installed so I can use the "upgrade" product key? WinXP was on the computer, but I moved it aside and did a fresh install as I don't like upgrades.
     
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