Professional and Ultimate can backup to the network. But now it won't activate. What would be some of the major differences? You will only be able to activate one copy of Windows 7 with the product key number being used for either the 32 bit or 64 bit version at one time, not with both. I've never installed Professional edition before. And if it works, will the Windows copy be valid? Then activation should be complete.
All the best Brett Hey all, sorry this has taken so long to respond to completely forgot. You give the system about 20-something digits off your screen. Most of the devices should then have drivers. It always tells you you have the wrong version. In the past, when my laptop was still working when the hard disk hadn't crashed , I tried to reinstall the factory version of Windows 7.
Used for compatibility with older programs. It would have definitely had one to begin with when it came out of the factory. Once the install is complete, use Windows Update. As Brett above has said, if you want to do this make sure you have factory discs made so that you can revert if you need, and also make sure that the necessary drivers are available to you over the net. By contrast, Windows 7 Professional is supported until January 2020. If you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial you'll get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do. Depending on what you will be using your computer for, you may only need the Home version or you may need Ultimate.
You will only be able to activate one copy of Windows 7 with the product key number being used for either the 32 bit or 64 bit version at one time, not with both. Thanks and Regards, Bhupendra Fathnani Neither Dell nor Microsoft track license keys, so neither of them will be able to supply it. There is a chance I will need to upgrade to Professional. Hey guys, thanks for all the quick replies! After typing it in correctly, the laptop has been working fine for over a month now with no problems, so try this first if you get the same error. As I remember Windows 7 had a lot of variations, basic, home premium, ultimate, etc etcWindows 10 will probably have: Windows 10 no Media Center , Windows 10 Pro with Media Center and Windows 10 Enterprise, like the Windows 8.
I have checked the power settings and googled this problem but havnt had any luck. But recently i had a problem with trying to restore everything to factory settings and since it came with Windows 7 Professional already installed I was left without a disk. I ran the windows validation tool and it validated it as legit. Edit: The key you have is Windows 7, it will not work. Regards, Gokul - Microsoft Support.
It will only allow for one installed copy with it to be activated. If you want that key I will give it to you windows staff. Too bad if you just did that. Can anyone help me out here? Hi, about two years ago i purchased an Asus gaming laptop, and it to this day has done what i asked of it. Here is a kicker: if you up and delete ei. Even to a degree, Professional also is not super useful for the average user. I've never seen or heard of such message, so I'm not sure what is saying that and what it's saying exactly.
There is Windows 7 Starter, which is usually on netbooks. There is an option to skip it. I am handy with Linux. I tried seeing if the pro version would do the repair thing on a Home Premium install, and it told me it was the wrong version. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum All links appear to be broken. Regards hi guys thanks for response, i try to install win 7 basic and i put my license key printed in genuine sticker then after it succesfully upgrade to win pro, however i try to validate but my win pro says in validation is not genuine please guys if you know the toolfree number of microsoft can you please post here im from philippines.
This install will never activate on this computer. Well about a month ago I had to nuke my computer because I had some nasty viruses on my computer. General Discussion I've been running Windows 7 Professional x64 for some time now, and one of the security features I only just recently learned about is Data Execution Prevention. You will need to get a legal retail copy of Windows 7, reformat and reinstall. You can borrow one, buy one on eBay, or contact Dell to order one.
I have used this product for over a year. Well once again it's saying its not valid! This leaves phone activation as the only option. I have ran the requirement again as before and this time unlike last time it keeps saying its not valid, but it did last time???????? What I think is that I will be able to install a fresh new copy of Windows 7 Pro, using a downloaded legal version of the Windows7. Regards Myron I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee. Let us know how it goes.
Please keep us posted as to your findings. A lot of brand computers have one of those hidden recovery partitions. Note that if you buy the most basic version of Windows, you can still upgrade at any time using Windows Anytime Upgrade. Can I ask Dell, if they can provide me the Windows 7 Key that was shipped with my laptop? I have to manually hold the power button to shut down. Once you install, it'll activate itself.