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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Upgrade from Windows XP or Vista OEM version(Windows 7)

            In order to switch from Windows XP to Windows 7, a fresh installation is necessary. Therefore you need to back up all your data and subsequently format your hard drive. This in mainly because, during the fi nal steps of setup of Windows 7, the OS does not accept an XP recovery CD as a certifi cate for the Beta version, in that case what does one do?
             Upgrading to Windows 7 automatically can be possible only if you have access to the old Windows XP on another hard drive partition at the time of the installation, or, if you have the operating system disc of XP at hand. Alternatively, you can use a trick to go through the upgrade procedure.
             First, install Windows 7 on the separate disk as a test version, without entering the product key. While at it, ensure that Windows does not have access to the Internet (to prevent it from online activation). Once you restart the computer, you need to execute a registry key, which will act as a certificate confirming that Windows was installed on an existing Windows copy.
             Type ‘regedit’ in the ‘Run’ command from the start menu and push ‘Enter’. Confirm the UAC prompt with ‘Yes’. Once the Registry Editor opens, scroll to the key ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\OOBE’. On the right-hand side of the window, double-click on the ‘MediabootInstall’ option, change the DWORD value to ‘0’ and confirm it with ‘OK’, and close the registry tab.
              Now, we need to reset the activation status, which can be done with the help of a command. Go to Start Menu | Search and look for ‘cmd’. Once found, right-click on it and select the option ‘Run as Administrator’. Once on the command prompt, type the command ‘slmgr-rearm’ and push enter. Now close this window and restart the computer.


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