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Windows 7: Update from Windows 7 Home edition to Professional or better fr Two pc


02 Feb 2011   #1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Update from Windows 7 Home edition to Professional or better fr Two pc

Hi guys,
I would like to upgrade from Home edition Windows 7 tot Windows 7 Professional
and i was wondering if there s no way to get a reduction as i would like to do this upgrade from Home to professional for both computer.
Just bought two office packages and i m broke right now ...Still need to eat lol
But really need professional as i started studying for my MCDST Win 7

Regardssssss and thank you very much

ps Normally this update should mean that i have to back up or reinstall any data right?
I mean this was already the case with XP so it should also be like that with Win 7 i guess

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02 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

You can painlessly switch from home premium to pro using Anytime Upgrade. It takes 10 minutes or so and its non-destructive so your data, apps and settings are untouched. You'll need to buy an Anytime Upgrade key for pro. But one key, one PC, so upgrading on both means 2 keys.

Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade
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16 Feb 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks very much for the answer

Hey Thanks you very much for your reply.....I have a home edition with the windows partition on the d drive which i find at least to say annoying....Do you know if there s a way for me to get the installation cd if i buy the Pro edition offcourse i mean having your windows partition on cd is just better in case of Pc outages right?

Also if i upgrade i do get a serial right i mean my pc crashed already once and that was just a mayor bummer don t wanna be buying another one

Not a millionaire unfortunately

Thank you very much for your anwer and sorry for my late reply
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16 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Are you sure you need Professional version to complete certification? Home Premium includes everything most users need.

You could always install Professional as a trial to check the difference: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

Always back up your Product Keys as you would anything of that value.

If you find having Windows 7 on D annoying, next time you reinstall be sure to boot the installer as Windows 7 will always see itself as C unless installed from another OS.

Windows 7 could not fit on a CD, and requires many DVD's to back up it's image. I would back up an image to an external or another internal HD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you need another versions' installer, unlock all versions by extracting the ISO file using ImgBurn, then run the ei.cfg tool to unlock all versions, burn another all-versions DVD to install your licensed version(s).
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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16 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If your system volume is D, that means you had another formatted drive present during the install, and you didn't pay attention on the summary screen. It isn't the end of the world, as the system would still work fine, but only a clean install of Home Premium will let you fix that.

Now, if money is an issue, I'd take one of the suggestions above and use the Pro trial. You get 120 days. You could load VirtualBox and run the Pro trial in a virtual machine, so you won't be messing with your primary host system. This would be especially useful in the event you broke something, and needed to restore. With a virtual machine, it is a simple as copying the file back over the unusable one.
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20 Feb 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thanks very much for your assistance

Hey thanks very much for your assistance......
You re advice was very worthfull only one question
If i install this trial I does it extend my Home PremiumVersion installed right now or does it setup a new Professional windows 7 partition ?
Which means i will have to back up all my data as i don t want to loose anything.
The one and only reason why i would like update is that i bought the win 7 Configuring Windows 70-680 and Windows 7 Entreprise Desktop Support Technician book 70-685 Past my mcp 270-271 long time ago 10 years move towards Linux for abouts 9 years and now After gettings settled with Windows 7 home premium on my laptop i bought a second desktop also home premium. Happy to be back windows 7 is just great No need anymore to dive into another Os
But finishing this study is going to very tought without the A Home Professional version as is quoted in the beginning of the book. As for work reasons i have an exam in may. Eventually moving into Professional edition offcourse but for now a free temporary update would be better, just to finish these two exams. Windows 7 is a new experience i must say the fact i was not working with XP for almost 10 years will not have bettered my skills.

Enough blablabla thanks a lot for your assistance if any more suggestions you can always let me know thanks in advance
This forum is just great to update my knowledge of this new great system !



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Are you sure you need Professional version to complete certification? Home Premium includes everything most users need.

You could always install Professional as a trial to check the difference: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

Always back up your Product Keys as you would anything of that value.

If you find having Windows 7 on D annoying, next time your reinstall be sure to boot the installer.

Windows 7 could not fit on a CD, and requires many DVD's to back up it's image. I would back up an image to an external or another internal HD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

If you need another versions' installer, unlock all versions by extracting the ISO file using ImgBurn, then run the ei.cfg tool to unlock all versions, burn another all-versions DVD to install your licensed version(s).
Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
ImgBurn - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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20 Feb 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Thank you very much for your help

Thank you very much for your help

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If your system volume is D, that means you had another formatted drive present during the install, and you didn't pay attention on the summary screen. It isn't the end of the world, as the system would still work fine, but only a clean install of Home Premium will let you fix that.

Now, if money is an issue, I'd take one of the suggestions above and use the Pro trial. You get 120 days. You could load VirtualBox and run the Pro trial in a virtual machine, so you won't be messing with your primary host system. This would be especially useful in the event you broke something, and needed to restore. With a virtual machine, it is a simple as copying the file back over the unusable one.
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20 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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20 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

To install Professional to another partition on the HD, shrink the Home Premium partition in Device Manager enough to install Pro. Partition or Volume - Shrink

To unlock Professional version in your Home Premium installer, extract the ISO using ImgBurn, run the ei.cfg removal tool on it, then burn unlocked all-versions ISO to DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed with Verify.

Now boot the all-versions installer, choose Professional version, Custom install, use Drive Options to create a New partition in the space you shrank, Format it and install there. Make sure you don't choose the Home Premium or any other partition than the one you are creating! Pictures here: Clean Install Windows 7

Professional installer will configure a Dual Boot with Home Premium. If not, install EasyBCD 2.0 to add the missing OS: Welcome to EasyBCD 2.0! — The NeoSmart Files

You can extend activation on the Pro version up to 120 days, then if you decide to buy it insert it's Product Key at Computer Properties, or buy an Anytime Upgrade to use on Home Premium which will unlock Pro features in 10 minutes. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
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