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

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    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

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    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

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

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