W7 upgrade install product key


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 7, 2008
Hi all,

I just installed W7 Home Premium 64 bit on my MBP through bootcamp and when I had to enter the product key, it wouldn't accept it. No biggie, so I left it blank and finished the install. Now I went to activate it just now, and it came up with the error:

Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004F061
I wasn't aware you could do a fresh install from an upgrade iso (I bought it from Digitalriver through the Microsoft student offer and made a bootable iso from the files). So now I think I'm in the rather annoying position of having to delete this W7 install, install Vista then reinstall Windows 7. Is this the case?

If someone could shed some light on this it would be really appreciated, thanks.
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