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Windows 7: Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

17 May 2011   #1
doofenshmirtz

win 7
 
 
Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

Hi all,

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any pitfalls to be aware of?
Any suggestions for cheapest site to download iso?

Thanks
doof


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17 May 2011   #2
TBoyd

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 
Easy method...

Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".
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17 May 2011   #3
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Why do you need the upgrade? (Just curious).
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17 May 2011   #4
nitroman84

windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TBoyd View Post
Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".
I upgraded this way without a hitch, fairly quick process also.
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17 May 2011   #5
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

If you are a student with a .edu email address you can get the student upgrade for $30. What the others said about it being a quick and painless upgrade was quite true, at least in my case.
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17 May 2011   #6
doofenshmirtz

win 7
 
 

Thanks
Need to install SAS - not supported on Win 7 Home Premium

Thanks
doof
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18 May 2011   #7
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doofenshmirtz View Post
Thanks
Need to install SAS - not supported on Win 7 Home Premium

Thanks
doof
What's about here:
Microsoft Store Online - Windows Anytime Upgrade

$89.95
Windows Anytime Upgrade: Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional
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18 May 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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18 May 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Providing you've an upgrade key the Anytime Upgrade will work fine.

The main advice I'd offer is this:

Make sure you've downloaded and installed the latest updates first, otherwise you'll be in for a fairly lengthy wait while Windows downloads and installs updates before completing the upgrade.

If you upgrade, then install SP1, and then have to re-install for any reason make sure you carry out the upgrade again BEFORE you re-install SP1 or the upgrade will fail and you'll have to uninstall SP1 to carry out the anytime upgrade again.

When you've installed the upgrade, you'll need to activate again.

My advice would be to use the automatic telephone system by launching Start and type slui.exe 4 in the search field then press Enter. Choose your region for the correct telephone number and follow the automated instructions.

I always make a note of the installation ID first, and then write down and keep the activation ID before entering it in the activation ID fields.

That way, if you have to re-activate your upgrade for any reason just enter the activation ID without having to telephone first.

Alternatively, carry out a full image backup.
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18 May 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I would also capture a Win7 backup image before upgrade in case you ever want to revert to Home Premium and migrate your upgrade key elsewhere - all retail Win7 with the exception of builder's OEM can migrate for life.

Then save a Win7 backup image of the completed upgrade so you never have to reinstall either OS again.

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