- Unfortunately, with a Windows 7 upgrade disc, it must recognize an eligible version of Windows on the hard drive to do an upgrade.
- You will need to install either Windows XP or Windows Vista on the hard drive prior to doing the Windows 7 Upgrade disc installation.
- You can achieve the same result as a clean install by choosing the Custom installation option.
- This is best performed by booting to the installation disc and then choosing Custom as the installation option.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Error 0xC004F061 Upgrading to Windows 7 with a Clean Install
After formatting the hard drive and attempting a clean install using a Windows 7 Retail Upgrade disc, you receive error 0xC004F061.