Wrong Windows version via Lion USB key utility

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jenzjen, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. jenzjen, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2011

    macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Installed Windows using Boot Camp and created the USB key via the automated steps. Unfortunately, the installation created a W7 Home install vs the W7 Professional (that I own) and now cannot activate since the key isn't recognized for Home.

    Thinking it is just a flaw in the automation, as I can't find any steps during the installation to verify/correct the type of install.

    UPDATE, so I tried again simply using the ISO to USB software from Microsoft thinking it was a problem in the Apple conversion but same outcome - it installs the Home edition. I got it to correctly install Professional when I opted for the DVD-based install.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    Browse to the "sources" folder on your Win7 USB drive and delete "ei.cfg".

    Doing this will cause setup to ask which version of windows 7 you want to install (instead of automatically installing the predetermined one).
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Thank you, I'll remember this next time I need to reinstall.

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