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Using Digitalriver Student Upgrade finally, can I use the 64 bit key?

Q: Using Digitalriver Student Upgrade finally, can I use the 64 bit key?

Hello guys,
Back when the Windows 7 Student Discount was going on my parents bought the upgrade for there computer. Unfortunantley they got the 64bit version instead of 32bit. As I know, you cannot upgrade directly to 64bit from 32bit. They want to do a direct upgrade so they can keep there software. I have a Windows 7 32 bit CD and I am going to let them use it to upgrade there PC. Can I use the 64bit key with the 32 bit CD? I just wanted to know because I know you can with Retail keys, but can you do it with digitalriver's key? Is it identical to a retail key?

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Preferred Solution: Using Digitalriver Student Upgrade finally, can I use the 64 bit key?

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A: Using Digitalriver Student Upgrade finally, can I use the 64 bit key?

I am now starting to think that this does not belong here, I don't know where it should go so I will move it to General Discussion, please move it if needed

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I confirm that you can windows anytime upgrade from Home Premium (even not yet activated) to Professional using Digital River product key (of course for Professional edition).

The process takes less than 10 minutes and you don't need the Professional or Anytime Upgrade DVD. All the installed programs are intact.

A:Use DigitalRiver Pro key for windows anytime upgrade

Thanks

how can you get Pro key ?

I have home 7 key .. student edition .. but I am unable to find pro key .. to upgrade my win ..

regards,

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I have a HP Pro 3300 Series MT i3-2100 PC. It came pre-installed with Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. On the product key sticker it states 'Windows 7 Pro OA'. I have checked the 'Performance Information and Tools' section in Windows and it states that my PC is 64-bit capable.

My PC was bundled with 4 HP Recovery Manager discs, but these all state 'This disc contains 32-bit software'. I want to upgrade my RAM to 8GB so would like to install a 64-bit version of Windows 7.

I would like to know if it is possible for me to do a clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit downloaded from the Digital River website and activate it with my 'Windows 7 Pro OA' product key. I am aware that a product key can be used for both 32-bit and 64-bit installations as long as they are the same version of Windows 7, but can a OEM product key of Windows 7 Pro activate a copy of Windows 7 Pro downloaded from the Digital River site? (which I guess would be the retail version.)

Also, my computer is partitioned into 3 drives. C:\ - containing the Windows operating system etc. D:\ - An empty drive of about 200gb, and O:\ - HP Recovery Drive.
If I am doing a clean install of Windows 7, is it possible to retain the partitions and only wipe the C:\ drive during re-installation, allowing me to move any data I wish to keep to the D:\ drive in advance, or will it all be destroyed and I'll need to move all data to be retained onto external media beforehand?

Thanks

TimorDan

A:Installing Win 7 Pro x64 from digitalriver with Win 7 Pro OA x86 Key?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please check this tutorial for good advice.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

A custom install will allow you to just wipe the partition that Windows will be installed on whilst leaving other partitions intact.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ling-Windows-7

As ever, backup up any important data first though.

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As the title says really, has anyone got Win7 RC1, downloaded the files from DigitalRiver and then just run the .exe?

If so, did it work? Did it keep all your files? Did it activate?

Many thanks,

Sam.

A:Anyone tried student upgrade from within RC1?

Even if it recognizes the RC as a prior genuine OS (as MS has said it's supposed to), it's *not* supposed to allow an in-place upgrade that carries over your files. It's supposed to mandate a fresh install just like if you're coming from XP.

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Ok, well, I feel good now that I can upgrade my system even 3 times faster than my computer you can see in my sig. Well, here is the hardware:

Abit KR7A-RAID

Athlon XP 1600+

Geil Ultra PC2700 RAM, 2x256 (512MB total)

Power Max 400W POWER SUPPLY

Now, with that all coming on its way. I have a question. What do I need to do before I install my hardware? Do have have to backup my harddrives? Thanks!

William
 

A:Finally, I get to Upgrade, but I have question...

Well, XP does not like being moved to a different motherboard because of chipset changes and it may refuse to boot. So, yeah backing up would be a good idea. You can also try installing the new chipset drivers on the old system just before you replace the motherboard - although this does always work.

After transplanting the HDD, it may work, or you may have to do a repair installation, or a full format and reinstall(best result). You may want the 60GB HDD as the primary since its gonna be faster then the old 12Gb Fireball. Your data can be safely stored on the one drive you do not wish to reformat or touch.

I use to have a write-up on how to successfully move XP, but Microsoft removed the link from their website
 

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I bought the student upgrade, and I was wondering if it's possible to make the OS's native language to be Japanese. Everything from the word my computer to control panel would be in japanese.

A:Student Upgrade - Can I use Japanese?

Yep just type in "Region and Language" from start menu.

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Hi guys, I have the option of going for the Windows 7 student deal and have a few questions that I want to clarify before I go for it:

- Is it the retail upgrade version, not the OEM upgrade? So I'll be able to use this key on a brand new box later on down the road?

- Is a clean install of the upgrade version exactly the same as a clean install of the retail, bar the MediaBootInstall registry key being 1 instead of 0 (if the installer doesn't find any previous version of Windows)? I.e. Is it just the installer that differs, with no difference between an actual clean install of the upgrade and retail versions?

- I installed and have been using the RTM for a few weeks, can I just use the upgrade key to activate this version?

A:Win7 student upgrade

From what I have read and discerned, The Student edition is a download and an upgrade. And also from what I have read there are a few issues with it and Microsoft has acknowledged this.

Microsoft Acknowledges Problems With Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrades - windows 7 - Gizmodo
This link tells you a little more info.
GL

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I ordered the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - 32 bit for $30 with my .edu student email. I have it installed on my computer, and I have a cd key aswell that came with it online. I was wondering 2 things:

1: Can I use my key to install it on multiple computers?

2: Can I go to that same site, use my same .edu email and pay and download and install more? My whole family wants windows 7.

Thanks guys.

A:Question for $30 student upgrade win 7

No and No.

But you might want someone more experienced than me to confirm this...

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I know this question has been done to death, but I can't find the right response. I have a New HDD (no operating system on it). Is it possible to install windows 7 using the student upgrade version. I know it works with the retail upgrade version but is it possible to get the same with the student version or have i just wasted money buying a new HDD to install it on.

Thanks once again for the help

A:Windows 7 Student Upgrade HELP

Take a look here:

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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This is a little complicated, so it bear with me for a minute.

I bought the Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Upgrade kit from software4students.com -

Windows 7 Professional - Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit edition

This is a Microsoft approved distributer of Microsoft licenses, and my license key for Windows 7 as an upgrade is valid.

On installing Windows 7 onto my laptop, I thought "My Windows Vista installation is taking up 40gigabytes of space, I'll just format and install!". This led to me being unable to use my product key to activate my Windows 7 installation, since although it required a clean install, it didn't want my install to be clean of a previous Windows installation.

The course of action is obviously to reinstall Vista and then install Windows 7 on top of that. The only problem with that course is that my Vista key is not being accepted by the Vista installation at all. The Vista Home Premium 32-bit operating system simply won't allow me to install it on my computer. Period. It says the OEM key which is on the bottom of my case is not a valid key.

So I have a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Upgrade currently installed, but impossible to activate, and a Vista Home Premium key that is invalid. I'm in a big catch-22. Any suggestions?

A:Invalid CD key from Student Upgrade

Sure,

If you can still boot into 7, merge this .reg file ( just dble click it and ok the warning.)

MBIzero.reg

Then open an admin command prompt ( type cmd in start search box - when the black box pops up, rt click it and select run as admin )

At the prompt ( this bit > ) type

slmgr -rearm

Then press Enter - click Ok - close command prompt , then restart the pc.

When you get to the desktop, press the Windows+Pause/break keys together.

At the bottom of the window that opens, click "Change product key".

Then type in your 7 product key , and Activate online.

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I am a student with Vista Home Premium right now and I want to upgrade to 7 using the $30 student upgrade.

A couple of questions though.

If I have read this right, (Windows 7 US Online Store - Student Registration) then if I buy and install Windows 7 Home Premium I won't need to backup my files? Is this true? If so, does that mean all of my files will be in the same places? And also what about my programs like Office and all of the other many programs I have installed right now?? I am just trying to clarify this so I don't end up not backing up my data and end up losing it accidentally.

A:Question about student upgrade

You always need to back up your data doing any install!

They might have been referring to the fact that an Upgrade install keeps all your programs, files and settings in place and just upgrades the OS, but we see failed Upgrades in here every day.

Likewise, choosing a Custom install when you run the installer from desktop saves all of the previous Vista/XP files in a windows.old folder but those can fail too, and do.

Since you have to back up your files anyway, consider doing the cleanest possible install which is booting from the Win7 DVD for a Custom install using Advanced Drive tools to format the hard disk.

It is always a better choice than the in-place Upgrade which is bogged down by whatever baggage is carried over from the Vista bloatmonster, or the Custom from desktop which can't format the drive first.

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Will I have to reload Windows 7 Home Premium RTM, if I purchase a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade under the Student price of $29.99?

I signed up for it, but did not purchase it yet, been waiting till October 22nd got close.

A:Will I have to reload RTM from Student Upgrade

no, the install you have will take the new serial number.

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Hello,
I purchased the $30 Student download upgrade for Windows 7 Professional. I want to do a fresh install and therefore need to boot off a disc. Where do i download the iso so I can burn my disc of Windows 7 Professional? I currently have the full 32-bit version of Windows Vista Home Premium.

Thank you!

A:Student $30 Upgrade...download iso?

Quote:
1. From within XP 32-bit, I downloaded the 64-bit version of Win7 Professional upgrade.
2. Used the installer to extract the files, but received above mentioned error.
3. Checked the file size of the folder "extendedSetup" and noticed that it was 3.01 GB.
4. Moved extendedSetup folder to root (C:\)
5. Downloaded this file and placed it into C:\WINDOWS\System32: http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/gen...d-l-oscdimg.zip
6. Bought up command prompt and typed the following: oscdimg -bC:\expandedSetup\boot\etfsboot.com -h -u2 -m -lWIN_EN_DVD C:\expandedSetup\ C:\7.iso
7. Burned ISO with ImgBurn (freeware)
8. Booted, installed, and activated


that method works

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I have googled for this w/out satisfaction.Our daughter is a student at Emory University. For Christmas I decided to upgrade her Vista laptop to Win7 via the student Win7 Professional Offer. The DVD arrived with a Certificate of Authenticity, and had product codes but no key. I installed it and reset her email and statistics package, and when asked for a product key left it blank. Now it needs to be activated in 25 days. I fleshed out the key from the registry but when I tried to activate received the message - "This is a standard product key and cannot be used for activation".

Not the greatest Christmas gift. I am trying to avoid anger, but am frustrated. Is this something I need to take up with Microsoft directly, or is it some kind of scam?

frustrated father

A:Win7 Student Upgrade Activation

I believe you might have erred in auditing the key from registry. This is normally only necessary with batch OEM keys stickered to computers.

Instead you should access the activation link at Computer>Properties and insert the Product key which is on the packaging you describe. If the activation fails, follow the prompts to attempt telephone activation, which may require elevation to a MS agent who can tell you whether the key is legit.

Where exactly did you buy this student offer? Let us look at the site for you.

The keys are alpha-numeric 25 digits in five groups called "Product key" and nothing else.

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My native language is not English so I'll just try to put this in a way people understand.

I have a W7 upgrade disc for students and faculty which says: "Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS license required (Product key required) ". It looks like this (except different version)

I have used the product key twice, first for upgrading XP>W7 on my old PC and then for installing&activating W7 on my new homebuilt PC with the help of this tutorial Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Now to my current issue. I'm trying to make my W7 64-bit so that I'll be able to use all of my RAM. Will I be able to use the product key in my "Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit x86 Upgrade: Pre-existing OS license required" disc to get 64-bit? In short, will the product key from that 32-bit upgrade disc work on an ISO 64-bit install which I have downloaded from the web (of course I will use the "how to clean install with upgrade disc" tutorial)

If possible can someone provide a step by step tutorial?

A:32-bit->64-bit with Student/faculty 32-bit upgrade disc..

Not an expert on licensing, especially student/faculty, I would say yes. I know you could with a retail version.

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As the title suggests, that's what my situation is.

I have a second 1 terrabyte empty drive I want to install W7 onto. Can I set up the new drive within Vista, do my Student Upgrade with the exe and choose to do a Clean install and have W7 install (and activate) onto the new drive?

Secondly, I want to do this so I may move my critical program files from Vista to 7. Will doing a clean install on a separate drive still format the old drive?

Thanks for your help.

A:Student Upgrade from 32bit to 64bit and HP to Pro.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Elpants


As the title suggests, that's what my situation is.

I have a second 1 terrabyte empty drive I want to install W7 onto. Can I set up the new drive within Vista, do my Student Upgrade with the exe and choose to do a Clean install and have W7 install (and activate) onto the new drive?

Secondly, I want to do this so I may move my critical program files from Vista to 7. Will doing a clean install on a separate drive still format the old drive?

Thanks for your help.


OK

Lets see install win 7 onto the 2nd 1TB, Yes. Set up a new drive "within"??? vista?

Im confused how about if you explain it again drive 1 what OS now>>then
Drive 2 OS now>>>then??

ken

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Hello all

I recenlty purchased a copy of Win 7 Ultimate upgrade for Student and Faculty under the Microsoft Student Select programme. Unfortunately at the time they did not specify whether it was the 32 bit or the 64-bit version and my understanding was that upgrade version included both 32 and 64 bit versions. When I received it, it was the 32-bit version only. My question is this;

1)Is there a 64-bit version of the Win 7 Ultimate upgrade for student and faculty?
2)Are the product codes interchangeable between the 32/64 bit versions (I read in a thread they were for the retail versions, was not sure this applied to Student and Faculty version)
3)How I can get a hold of the 64-bit version? As the operating of the programme says they only have the 32-bit version.

Your help is much appreciated.

silk1288

A:Student and Faculty 32-bit upgrade version to 64 bit

You need to contact the vendor to see if they will provide 64 bit media to reinstall.

If they refuse, ask them if you are still entitled to either 32/64 as the EULA states.

If so, you can locate your own 64 bit copy of Windows 7.

All versions are unlocked in the installer by removing the ei.cfg file in Sources, then recompiling ISO using Vlite to burn to DVD.

You may want to make a Win7 backup image of your current install to fall back on if for some reason the reinstall won't activate afterwards at Computer>Properties link. It may require a robocall to MS to trade numbers to deactivate the old installation before activating the new one, although using the same hardware may not require this.

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Here is my problem. I am going to build a desktop in a few weeks but I want to know about the OS.

I can either buy the $99 Home Premium full install Win 7


OR

I can buy Win 7 Ultimate Student Upgrade for 15 dollars (Or even get Professional for free).


HOWEVER, I was wondering if I am able to take the Win7Ultimate Student Upgrade version and use that to install a clean copy (no existing OS on the HD or anywhere for that matter) and THEN activate it with the product key from my Win 7 Home Premium edition on my laptop (It came with the laptop I did not install it myself).

So technically its still an upgrade from Home Premium -> Ultimate just on a different system.


Would this work?

A:Windows 7 Student Upgrade Question

No.

However, see:

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

I don't encourage you to violate the license agreement.

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Hi

I have Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade student edition from digital river.

How can I upgrade to Windows 7 pro ? using anytime upgrade ?

I tried to use the same product key .. to perform anytime upgrade .. but it wouldn't work ..

any thoughts ?

Regards,

A:Anytime upgrade key student edition !

Error massage

"enter different upgrade key
The upgrade key you entred is for an edition of windows that does not work with window anytime upgrade , enter a different upgrade key"

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I bought the Student Upgrade for $30 last year to upgrade from XP to Win7. Since then, my hard drive has failed. I bought a new hard drive, and installed XP that came with the laptop.

How can I reinstall Win7? I have the Activation Key from the last time I bought it. I tried putting an ISO file on a DVD using this link Microsoft Fixes Windows 7 Student Edition Upgrade Problems

Windows 7 loaded up fine, but the Activation Key didn't work. Is there a way I can re-use my activation key from the first time I upgraded to Win7?

Keep in mind this is the Student Upgrade from Digital River (I believe it was Windows 7 Professional).

Thanks

A:Reactivate Win7 Student Upgrade

If nothing else, give MS a call: Activation and registration of a Microsoft product

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Hi, I've been looking around since I had this problem and I see that it is an old problem, because many people had it back in October. Well I'm hoping that since then, a definite and easy fix has been made. This is what I keep getting-

"We are unable to create or save new files in the folder in which this application was downloaded. Please check the folder properties to make sure that you have security permission on the folder to write files and that the folder is not read only."

I have clicked on the folder and unclicked Read Only but it keeps re-reading. Please someone help...

A:Having Problems With Student Discount Upgrade!!

Read.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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Hi,Have upgrade to win 7 ultimate.Everything work except touch display .... and there are just 3 unknown device (whitch are ACPI but I'm thing they are related to bios) but bios have to by in legacy mode then not really problem hope so...Have just question if any one know if is posible to make work the multitouch displey, try find but no luck..Thanks

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hi,
i trying to download untouched Microsoft image of windows 7, but little bit confused with 2 different versions
digital river
X17-59465.iso
technet
en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso

is there any difference in the content of ISO image

A:Difference between digitalriver & Technet edition on windows 7 ISO

The SHA-1 hashes are the same for both, therefore, they are the same. The differences between Digital River and Technet versions are in the name only.

36AE90DEFBAD9D9539E649B193AE573B77A71C83

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I downloaded my copy of the Windows 7 Premium 64-bit from Digitalriver, but it won't work on my computer. I understand that it's because I'm use 32-bit Vista, but from what I've seen on various places, people are able to at least unpack the .box files. I'm not even able to do that because for some reason any folder I put it in is read-only. I get this error:

Any ideas?

Anyone have a torrent of the install files? I have my key ready, and am ready to make an .iso to install this.. I just can't get passed this.

A:Windows 7 student upgrade install problems

Hang in there.....Today is the first day any of us will have had a chance to see 'Upgrade Media' and it will take a few days to figure out how it is coded in regards to installation.

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Hi All

I've bought a copy of Vista Ultimate Student Edition Upgrade, the DVD is the 32 bit Copy

Am I entitled to the 64bit copy of Vista Ultimate? (Does my CD key work for an 64 bit install?)

So far I haven't been able to speak to any body that can help me!

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Vista Ultimate Student Upgrade

Quote:





Originally Posted by David Spackman


Hi All

I've bought a copy of Vista Ultimate Student Edition Upgrade, the DVD is the 32 bit Copy

Am I entitled to the 64bit copy of Vista Ultimate? (Does my CD key work for an 64 bit install?)

So far I haven't been able to speak to any body that can help me!

Thanks




i think so go to there website or contact them to send you a 64 bit edition you will only have to pay for the shipping cost though like 7 dollars but thats it...
hope it helps.

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I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.

A:Student Upgrade on New Virtual Machine - Activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Henjy


I have Windows XP Pro on a Boot Camp partition of my Mac Book Pro. I have gone through the arduous process of creating an .iso file and have installed Win7 into a new virtual machine. It is a clean install since there was nothing else there. Now I cannot get past the activation screen, where I re-enter the Product Key, whether the activation check box is filled in or not, I get an error.

Any ideas about 1 - what is the source of the problem?
2 - how to deal with it?

Thanks.


Follow this

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp
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A friend of mine is running Vista Home Premium 32bit. He had bought a Vista Ultimate upgrade disk (Student edition). He has a turion x64bit 1.9gb cpu in his laptop. 4gb of ram. He is having troubles installing he program. Error is "install failed. returning to previous os". Do you think it might be the ram issue that I been reading about. or is it the 64bit ultimate that has that problem.

A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade (Student Edition)

Hello AlienMenace

I believe it would be becuase he is currently running a 32-bit version.
If you are currently running a 32-bit version of Windows, you can only perform an upgrade to another 32-bit version of Windows. Similarly, if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, you can only perform an upgrade to another 64-bit version of Windows Vista. The only way to get upto 64bit is to perform a clena install (deleting Everything!) then installing Vista 64-bit

You can go from 32-bit XP upto 64-bit Vista because it is effectively a different operating system.

regards




Craig

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Folks is there any difference between Upgrade Disc vs. Full Retail install, other than the key type [if that] ? and secondly, my understanding is that the Windows 7 Student Upgrade program key types were limited to W7 Pro and HOme types - is that correct or did they also include Ultimate?

thx

A:Retail Keys: Student vs non, Upgrade vs. Full

Since I've been prodded into this, here's my understanding of the situation.

1) Windows 7 Retail, OEM, and Upgrade disks for any given edition and SP level are bit-identical - the only differentiation is the Key.

2) Student editions - by which I take it to mean MSDNAA - are usually either Pro or Ultimate/Enterprise, and may be either Retail, KMS or MAK licensed, and may or may not as a result be perpetual licenses or one-use ones. You should enquire of the issuing authority exactly what availability and license restrictions are (they should tell you beforehand anyhow).

3) There are discounted student licenses available through retail channels -see Microsoft Student and similar - and are perpetual licenses.
Be VERY careful where you get such deals - stick with sites that you can definitively trace back to MS, as a lot of counterfeits will be being offloaded as 'special student deals' in the near future, I suspect

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hi, i have one error, these days, I'm trying to upgrade my windows 10 to ver.1703 - and finally me appears this windows;  impossible update the system partition reserved why please make me, one solution please. 

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Hello Gang,

I recently found out my school gives Ultimate 7 for free I am so excited! However, I don't know what I need to do in terms of DVD image burn... What is that exactly, and what do I need to do?

I am simply downloading the 64-bit 2.92 GB file onto my desktop. I saw one of Brink's tutorials to burn a .img onto a DVD, but I don't know what to do after that? I don't have to do a clean install do I? I just reformatted my machine a couple months ago and it is working flawlessly.

Thanks for you help!!!

A:Student upgrade to Ultimate from Premium. Steps needed?

Open Anytime Upgrade put in the CD key for Ultimate let it do its thing. You should now be upgraded to ultimate with no reinstallation.

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My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.

A:Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt


My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.


So long as the download is on another partition you should be ok

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I followed a post by "Brink" which says that using gpedit.msc on win 7 and 8 "pro" machines one can block the win10 upgrade by through Group Policy Objects by "enabling" and therefore blocking OS upgrades to the latest version through win update.

I did this manually and even later tried to upgrade that machine to win10 and it could not do it. Hahahaha finally a fairly simple means of blocking win10.

I work with several hundred customers and therefore several thousand win7 pro machines and would like to automate this change with a script, or bat or .reg file. I tried to customize a .reg file to do this and it made changes in the registry similar to what the gpedit.msc did but it did not make the changes in the gpedit.msc console and later it still tried to upgrade to win 10.

I am not a win 10 hater my work uses proprietary software that just only works with win7 pro...Any ideas thanks very much Gordo

A:GPEDIT.MSC blocks win10 upgrade (finally) can I automate with script?

Hello Gordon,

You could use step 3 in OPTION ONE of the tutorial below to disable the "Upgrade to Windows 10" update with a .reg file.

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi computer has been crashing randomly for about 3 weeks now. Typically its a problem on start up and if I keep trying it finally starts and stays stable. I have tried all the usual suspects, drivers, applications, safemode. Nothing makes any difference. If you could point me in the right direction I would really appreciate it.

System Specs are:Win7 Ultimate - (Fully Service Packed)
Student upgrade from WinXP64 (bitlocker in use on a spare drive)
Been installed less than 1 year (10mths approx)
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM total: 6.00gb - 2x2gb OCZ PC2-6400 (400mhz) - Corsair 2x1gb CM2X1 PC2-6400 (400mhz)
Graphics: Radeon HD 5770 (Code name RV840)
Hard Drive: 128GB SSD - M4-CT128 M4SSD2 SCSI Disk - (2 other Samsungs Storage)
Sound: Creative SB X-FI

Firewall - Windows7 Firewall Control
Antivirus - Microsoft Security Essentals (recently removed AVGfree)

Reports attached as required

A:Win7 Ultimate - Student upgrade from WinXP64 - Startup crashes -

All of the crashes are from 2011 so not relevant to today. If you have more upload them.

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Hi,

I am about to upgrade my cpu,mobo and ram (moving from q6600, abit aw9d, ddr2) to i5 2500k, asus P8Z68-V LX, ddr3.

I need to reinstall windows 7 after making these changes. I do not have any windows disks, I have the .iso file for windows 7 64 bit professional (Windows 7 ISO x86 and x64 Official Direct Download Links (Ultimate, Professional and Home Premium) ? My Digital Life)

I understand that the license i have a atm is a oem so I will have to call Microsoft up and ask for my code and explain I am changing hardware.

I don't have any burnable dvd drives but I do have a 4gb memory stick, I have read that its possible to put the .iso file on the memory stick but is it as simple as dropping it on then changing the boot order to the usb when I go to re install? I need a bit of an explanation on how I install the .iso file from my memory stick.

Cheers

A:Clean install W7 64bit prof. student upgrade (oem?), no disks

I'd be surprised if your call to Microsoft will cause them to go along with your plan to use an OEM license on a new motherboard, but I stand to be corrected.

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I am trying to upgrade my pc from windows xp 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit using the the error code comes up at random time i have tried the following
1 removing all usb devices
2 tryed to disable raid
3 removing all internal components apart from the HDD and the DVD rom
4 removing all but one stick of ram
5 tryed boot from usb
6 downloaded and tryed to install evaluation copy still the same

i really dont know what else i can try any help would be great thank you

A:error code 0x800705 when installing windows 7 upgrade student edition

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You cannot upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows to a 64-bit version.

If you want the 64-bit version it has to be a clean install.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/w...sked-questions

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I found this on Amazon.com and its such a good price. Does anyone know if this is an "upgrade" or can I buy it alone? In other words, do I already have to own the older version first? The price at Amazon is almost half of what it is at microsoft.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Off...2-5026381-5857668?ie=UTF8&n=229534&s=software
 

A:Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 - Is this an "upgrade" or can I buy it alone?

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When ordering via the student offer (UK) you are given the option to purchase the "disk kit" for an extra ?9.

This might be a dumb question but does anyone know for sure if this "disk kit" is basically just the Windows 7 disk as you would buy it in a shop? I suppose what I am trying to ascertain is whether it is a regular bootable installation disk. I am planning on getting it and figure that I will be happy to wait for the disk to arrive and install from that rather than faffing around with ISO's and making the downloaded file into a bootable DVD.

A:Student Upgrade - "Disk Kit" Question

The disk in this "kit" should be exactly the same as the equivalent retail disk, dependent on Upgrade / Full.

However as they describe it as a Kit there may be additional content over the standard build - depending on if the supplier has added anything.

It is unlikely that the disk will ship with retail packaging

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Can an .iso of the Win 7 Student download be used to "upgrade" a new laptop with the same version of Win 7, thus getting rid of unwanted programs? In other words, do a clean install using the .iso on DVD, then using the registration key from the new Win 7 laptop?

Assuming it will work, how much problem is there likely to be with drivers?

Thanks much!

A:Use Student download to "upgrade" new laptop?

If I'mreading it right you have win7 on your laptop and you want to format the drive and put win7 back on? That'll work. As far as drivers are concerned, if you already have 7 installed you would know what drivers did or didn't get installed already

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

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Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]


2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
TY
James Mihm
 

A:Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at
www.windowsreinstall.com for the info&links.
 

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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RELEVANCY SCORE 43.6

Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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