Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade £5 instore at Tesco
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Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade £5 instore at Tesco

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Found 7th Jan 2014
Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade £5 instore at Tesco

Upgrade your PC from Vista or XP to Windows 7. Probably only of use to a small amount of people but that's fine as it's probably a wild goose chase anyway.

Worth a look if you need one and you're in there, I bought this one from Launceston and there was one more on the shelf (very back corner of the store, as far from the door as it's possible to get).

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Original Poster

Here are the product description from Tesco website
tesco.com/dir…prd

Would this work on a xp laptop that I cant access anymore because I haven't got the recovery discs for it so cant get pass the startup screen or do you need to be able to log on to use it ? sorry if that's a stupid question lol

why negative lmao ? ? ?

scbu2

Would this work on a xp laptop that I cant access anymore because I … Would this work on a xp laptop that I cant access anymore because I haven't got the recovery discs for it so cant get pass the startup screen or do you need to be able to log on to use it ? sorry if that's a stupid question lol




I think it being an upgrade, it will ask you to put the original vista/xp disk in first. So, no...not really...

moosery2

I think it being an upgrade, it will ask you to put the original vista/xp … I think it being an upgrade, it will ask you to put the original vista/xp disk in first. So, no...not really...



Ok thought that might be the case Thanks, still great buy for people who need it

Original Poster

Instructions in the box say to install it from Windows. However it also says that it completely replaces XP (it upgrades Vista) and to backup all files first.

Does that mean no original XP disc required then?
Apologies for being thick.

moosery2

I think it being an upgrade, it will ask you to put the original vista/xp … I think it being an upgrade, it will ask you to put the original vista/xp disk in first. So, no...not really...



I got the professional versions of this when they were £19 in Tesco, and you can do a full install with this no problem. just follow this guide, but don't enter the product key during install. just press skip(or what ever it says, cant remember) when it asks for the code

Registry Hack

Note: This workaround is not supported by Microsoft but my understanding is that it has a 100 percent success rate. If you are nervous that performing this workaround will lead to later complications--unlikely, but not impossible--please use Method #3, below, instead. Method #3 is supported by Microsoft.

Open regedit.exe with Start Menu Search and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/


Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Change MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0". (Double-click it and then enter 0 in the dialog that appears.)


Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Close RegEdit.

Open the Start Menu again and type cmd in Start Menu search to display a shortcut to the Command Line utility. Right-click this shortcut and choose "Run as administrator." Handle the UAC prompt.

In the command line window, type: slmgr /rearm

Then tap ENTER and wait for the "Command completed successfully" dialog.


Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

Then, close the command line window and reboot. When Windows 7 reboots, run the Activate Windows utility, type in your product key and activate windows.

If it works, you're all set. You're done. Congratulations.

If this does not work, you can try two different things:

First, ensure there are no pending Windows Updates to install. In my experience, some of these can cause this method to fail. Install them and reboot PC. Re-run the command line (with administrative privileges) noted above, reboot again, and re-attempt the activation.

If that does not work, try Method #3.

Method #3: The Good Old "Double Install" Method

If the above two methods fail, you can always fall back on the old "double install" method that I previously documented for Windows Vista. This workaround is fully supported by Microsoft. There's already a whole article dedicated to this topic, but here's the short version since you've already done the initial install:

1. Insert the Windows 7 Setup DVD in the optical drive if it isn't already there and choose Run Setup from the auto-run dialog that appears. Or, if it is already inserted, navigate to the optical drive in Computer and double-click is icon to trigger Setup.

2. At the appropriate stage of Setup, choose Upgrade (and not Custom). Windows 7 will install as before, though you might notice that it takes quite a bit longer this time. Because you're upgrading this time, you won't be prompted to enter your user name or most of the other information that you need to provide during a clean install. Using the user name (and password) you created during the first install, logon to Windows 7.

Now, activation will work. To activate Windows 7 immediately, type activate in Start Menu Search. This brings up the Activate Windows utility. Type in your product key and attempt to activate Windows.



Edited by: "Deedie" 7th Jan 2014

Does that mean no original XP disk required then?
Apologies for being thick.

PhilthyPhil

Does that mean no original XP disc required then?Apologies for being … Does that mean no original XP disc required then?Apologies for being thick.



you don't need a disc, it just searches for a previous windows install on the hdd

Worth a look.

Deedie

you don't need a disc, it just searches for a previous windows install on … you don't need a disc, it just searches for a previous windows install on the hdd



So with my XP laptop I cant log on as it needs the recovery discs to reinstall the operating system , so with this it would work for me or not? lol Thanks in advance

scbu2

So with my XP laptop I cant log on as it needs the recovery discs to … So with my XP laptop I cant log on as it needs the recovery discs to reinstall the operating system , so with this it would work for me or not? lol Thanks in advance



it will either find the previous windows install if its still on the drive. if not, just follow the guide I posted.

so the simple answer is yes, it will work and get your laptop running again.

Deedie

it will either find the previous windows install if its still on the … it will either find the previous windows install if its still on the drive. if not, just follow the guide I posted.so the simple answer is yes, it will work and get your laptop running again.



Thanks ill look in Tesco 2morrow

scbu2

Thanks ill look in Tesco 2morrow



there will be none left tomorrow. there is currently 31,000 people online on here. all on their way to Tesco just now. all except the few idiots who are currently searching for wild goose pics.

epars

For a fiver it's worth a shot to get your laptop working. You're biggest … For a fiver it's worth a shot to get your laptop working. You're biggest problem is going to finding one in your local store.



and when you go, don't just check the shelf. ask them to check in the store room for you. that's were most of these type of deals are. the guy in my local hides when he sees me coming, but I hunt him down

Just a word of warning... Be careful if you need the data from the disk.

If I was in the same boat I would buy an external 2.5" hdd bay (£10ish) and drag all my data off it first then do a fresh install. If dragging the data off was not an option (ie only PC had access to was said laptop) but I needed the data I would buy a new hdd. Prevent data loss.

I will go this evening then lol

Does the laptop have it's xp product code on a sticker underneath it?

scbu2

I will go this evening then lol



when you are there, I would also check the professional version (if they had it). as the last time this was reduced both versions were reduced, also Microsoft office was reduced at the same time. failing all that, get them to check windows 8, you never know it might be reduced also.

im just back from Tesco or would have done it myself. so let us know how u get on

Deedie

there will be none left tomorrow. there is currently 31,000 people online … there will be none left tomorrow. there is currently 31,000 people online on here. all on their way to Tesco just now. all except the few idiots who are currently searching for wild goose pics.



Hush..don't give the game away, 'theres plenty left' think all these people should go tmw , I'll pop to the one near work in a few minutes and if i fail there, i'll try the one near where i live with my fingers crossed if none there too then I'll throw a strop and be cross

Haha I did the double install on win8, I didnt think it was something all windows could do. Might check out tesco later on the sly then.

...since imgburn totally infected my win7 installation yesterday, I need to reinstall (dont trust it now).

DONT INSTALL IMGBURN. EVER. Its author is a moron, it's full of spyware/browser hijacks.


Edited by: "moosery2" 7th Jan 2014

Thanks Deedie & sorry for double-post.

I doubt your find it. enjoy the wild goose chase.

is it double glazed?

iirc with XP you have to do a fresh install anyway so as long as you have an XP key you can do the upgrade.
You don't need a disc or it to even be installed on the harddrive.

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moosery2

Haha I did the double install on win8, I didnt think it was something all … Haha I did the double install on win8, I didnt think it was something all windows could do. Might check out tesco later on the sly then....since imgburn totally infected my win7 installation yesterday, I need to reinstall (dont trust it now).DONT INSTALL IMGBURN. EVER. Its author is a moron, it's full of spyware/browser hijacks.



Or the person who installed it forgot to untick certain optional installs

watsonbrown

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How can you say that for all stores?

croz123

why negative lmao ? ? ?



Because it's called hot uk deal. Not, "look I found the last one at this price . Com"

Good timing, if you can find it. Microsoft will stop supporting XP in a couple of months, ie no more security updates...
And Vista, well, less said about that the better.
Edited by: "imdave" 7th Jan 2014

would do me , have to have a look about to see if i can get one , Thank OP

Ready, Steady, Geese!

moosery2

Haha I did the double install on win8, I didnt think it was something all … Haha I did the double install on win8, I didnt think it was something all windows could do. Might check out tesco later on the sly then....since imgburn totally infected my win7 installation yesterday, I need to reinstall (dont trust it now).DONT INSTALL IMGBURN. EVER. Its author is a moron, it's full of spyware/browser hijacks.



Rule of thumb.
Never install anything else with imgburn just imgburn itself. And you will have no problems.
Also have a look at a program called combofix. This works wonders on infected pcs.

About time they got the pricing right.

Next silly question, can I use this to roll back my windows 8.1 laptop which I upgraded to 8.1 from xp when that was £25 a while back

Next silly question, can I use this to roll back my windows 8.1 laptop which I upgraded to 8.1 from xp when that was £25 a while back

Anybody get it ? Or is it a deal for only 1 person ?

Just got back and they have None in Peterborough Oh well nvm got a few reduced items and the store wasn't busy so that's always a bonus lol

Shimmasok

Next silly question, can I use this to roll back my windows 8.1 laptop … Next silly question, can I use this to roll back my windows 8.1 laptop which I upgraded to 8.1 from xp when that was £25 a while back



yep. just follow the same instructions I posted. no reason why it wouldn't work. u will lose everything on the computer though, so backup anything u need
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