Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - It's easy - Just ask Paul Thurrott!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Saucy, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    It's easy - and you need install Windows only once.

    Basically two little things one must do - a regedit and a commandline

    First install Windows clean with the upgrade disc BUT during the install
    routine DO NOT type in the Product Key and DESELECT the Automatically
    activate when online checkbox.

    Once Windows is installed, do the regedit:

    - navigate to


    - change

    MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".

    Then do the commandline:

    - At a Cmd Prompt type in:

    slmgr /rearm

    - then hit Enter

    - Close the Cmd Prompt, click any OKs and then reboot.

    You can now activate through the System applet found in the Control Panel.

    That's it.

    Paul Thurrott has it all documented with screen shots on his WinSuperSite:

    [Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media - WinSuperSite]

    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    What!? Use a *command* *line*? I thought cryptic command line commands
    were only for Linux. Oh well, there goes another of the Windows fan boys
    and girls' arguments right out the proverbial Windows.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
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  3. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    Get a grip Alias. You know very well NT systems - and especially Windows 7 -
    have a very robust commandline environment. I say especially Windows 7
    because it arrives equipped with the capable PowerShell (Monad) commandline
    shell out-of-the-box, which enables scripting of the .NET framework [on top
    of everything else].


    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
  4. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    I'm not upset.
    Thanks for confirming the lies that Windows doesn't need to use a
    command line.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  5. Cryptic line commands are for Linux retards. Linux is going bye bye anyway
    so it really doesn't matter.
    Kevin SmallBone, Oct 24, 2009
  6. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    Um, the OP was talking about cryptic command lines for Windows 7. Please
    try to keep up, moron.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  7. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    What lies? I'm puzzled. Who in their right mind has ever said that? I've
    never heard anyone say one never has to use a command line in Windows, nor
    any operating system for that matter. Reread your reply and imagine just how
    childish (and even silly) your accusation sounds.


    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
  8. They were talking about activation. With Ubuntu, you need cryptic line
    commands to configure everything. That is why Ubuntu is rejected by most
    who try it. Try to keep up, moron.
    Kevin SmallBone, Oct 24, 2009
  9. Let's talk about line commands in Ubuntu shall we?

    Any questions?

    Kevin SmallBone, Oct 24, 2009
  10. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    It is amazing how little one has to actually ever use a command line in
    Windows. Most people never have to.

    Yet Windows NT systems such as Windows 7 have very robust command line
    environments. Do-it-yourselfers can have a field day on Windows. And
    especially with Windows 7.


    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    LOL! I guess you have Frank and the nymshifter kill filed.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  12. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    None, I never use them as there is no need. Tell me, hot shot, what's
    the GUI to use for converting FAT32 into NTFS?

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  13. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    I haven't used a command line in Ubuntu in over two years as there is no
    need with Ubuntu. There are GUIs for everything anyone would need.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  14. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    I used one yesterday to change Acer's lame recovery disk install that
    installs XP in FAT32. No GUI in XP to convert FAT32 into NTFS.

    With Ubuntu, I haven't had to use a command line in over two years.
    So Windows is aping Ubuntu with both their GUI and the command line.
    Well, we know that Microsoft steals ideas as they don't innovate or
    invent *anything*.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  15. Of course you haven't had to use a line command. You don't do anything with
    Ubuntu so there is no need.
    Kevin SmallBone, Oct 24, 2009
    Kevin SmallBone, Oct 24, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    You are not here. You are not looking over my shoulder. You don't have a
    fucking clue as to what I do with my computer yet you lie and lamely
    claim you do.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  18. Saucy

    Alias Guest

    Really? Name one thing an average computer user would need a line
    command for. You can't and won't.

    Alias, Oct 24, 2009
  19. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    I tend not to read along the name calling threads too much.
    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
  20. Saucy

    Saucy Guest

    Oh please, don't be so childish. No, Windows is not aping anything at all.
    Windows has a command line environment, the latest rendition of NT (Windows
    7) has a particularly robust command line capabilities. Do other operating
    systems employ shells? Yes. UNIX is well known for its dependency on the
    command line, Apple's OSes also employ command line shells. The near
    innumerable Linux variants and distros employ shells / code libraries / etc.
    etc. . So what? Did you think it was going to be punch cards forever?

    Does Microsoft innovate? Sure they do. Does anyone invent anything from
    scratch in the IT industry? Depends how one looks at it. You can't have an
    electronic computer unless someone has discovered electricity and learned
    how to manipulate it, can one? Things tend to be innovated on top of
    previous achievements. That goes for all of 'em. No VLSI before MSI.

    They [Microsoft] have hundreds maybe thousands of programmers. Microsoft
    even invented a programming language and had it certified by ECMA. And when
    it comes to command line shells, they created Monad - which hooks command
    line commands and scripting into the .NET Framework.

    To say they [Microsoft] don't innovate is as silly as your other statement
    about never using the command line in Windows. It's one of these catch all
    slogans that mean nothing: 'used as a tool to manipulate the emotions of
    people who haven't thought things through.

    Saucy, Oct 24, 2009
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