Tag Archive: Activate

Jan 12

Clean install and activation with Windows 7 Upgrade key

Don't you hate it when you replace a hard drive, install a perfectly legal copy of Windows 7 Upgrade and then try to activate it and it says it can't be activated because it is a clean install? ¬†Here's a fix that worked for me: Make sure there are no pending updates Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSetupOOBE ¬†MediaBootInstall …

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