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I Need to Install Win 7 Ultimate Afresh

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I'm replacing an old system for which I bought Win 7 Ultimate and installed it back in 2009.  I still have the original installation disc and the product code that came with it.


The system has since burned out and I have bought a new one.


Of course I could install from the original disc and go through the zillion updates that have been released in the lifetime of Win 7, including the Service Pack, but...  It would be nice if I can just install from a Win 7 Ultimate SP1 ISO (which I have).


Should I expect problems (installing Win 7 SP1 media with an original Win 7 retail product code), and should I just install from the original media (which I'll have to transfer to a USB)?


I'm assuming I'll have to ask Microsoft to allow the (re)activation because the hardware's different.



Edited by NoelC, Today, 11:28 AM.

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Install from the latest ISO without entering the key (skip it, it will use the trial one), then use "slmgr.vbs -ipk" (append the original key), then Activate it. I doubt you'll get much hassle from MS during Activation, but if you do just call and explain.

BTW, be sure you have the latest *Ultimate* iso.

Get all the updates via Windows Update Downloader en-mass and use a script to install them (the script is floating arounde here).




edit - Slipstream all (slip-able) WUD files into the INSTALL.WIM. See this post:


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