Windows 7 fresh install with an upgrade version

Did you buy a copy of the upgrade but wanted to do a clean install on a fresh drive?  Yeah, me too.  So rather than having to install Vista or XP first, you can do a little bit of work to get it to accept your key.

The important thing to remember is don’t activate or enter your key!   It won’t be accepted anyhow 😉   What you want to do is follow these instructions.  It involves a quick edit to the registry followed by a quick entry into the command prompt.

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