Windows Home Premium 3-Pack Upgrade

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    Microsoft and Amazon have again started selling the Windows Home Premium 3-Pack Upgrade.

    If I want to do a "Clean Install" with this Windows Home Premium 3-Pack Upgrade, what is the best/recommended method to do the "Clean Install".

    Thanks in Advance.
  2. aladdin

    aladdin Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Don't upgrade. Just delete the partition first, create partition and then load the windows. You need to download the full version first.

    This is what you do to activate your windows:

    1. After booting up, ensure that no Windows Updates pending task which requires a system reboot to finish installing.

    Tip: Normally, an orange-colored shield icon will be displayed next to Shutdown button in the Start Menu Power Button or at notification tray area if a restart is required. If reboot is required, restart the computer to allow any pending updates is installed.

    2. Run Registry Editor (RegEdit).

    3. Navigate to the following registry key:


    4. In the right pane, change the value data for MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0.

    You might find that it is already 0, then leave it as it is.

    5. Open an elevated command prompt as administrator.

    6. Run the command below to reset Windows 7 activation status:
    slmgr -rearm

    7. Reboot the computer.

    8. Run the Activate Windows utility (accessible from bottom section of Control Panel -> System and Security -> System, or type Activate Windows into Start Search), type in the upgrade product key and activate Windows.

    Always worked for me! :)
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