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Windows 7: Win 7 Starter to Home Premium?

01 Nov 2011   #11
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

Update time.

Using Anytime Upgrade, I entered the key from my wife's upgrade from Vista to 7 Home Premium pack on the new netbook. The key was accepted and I then agreed the T&C. There were several minutes while (I assume) the system was being scanned and then I got a message to say the the key was from the wrong type of media . I can't remember the exact message now but I got a big red cross with it! I was advised to try again which I did and this time I was advised to go to the Microsoft website or talk to someone at MS. I shut the netbook down.

The following morning I powered up the netbook and straight away it showed 'upgrading, 35%', do not switch off'. I let it continue and the upgrade completed, so we now have Home Premium working, so the key was accepted after all!

A bit puzzling after being told the key was the wrong type of media, but it works OK. I'm removing Win 7HP from the original system tomorrow.

Thanks for suggestions etc.


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01 Nov 2011   #12
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

This is a common problem with Windows Anytime upgrade. Sometimes the upgrade fails and all you have to do is to restart the system and try again. From second time onwards you don't need to enter the upgrade key again as the key gets saved in registry.
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01 Nov 2011   #13
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

OK. so can i assume all is well?

Thanks.
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01 Nov 2011   #14
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

You are welcome...

Yes... Now you can enjoy the Home Premium features... To make sure check the windows activation status (Right click on Computer and selecting Properties). You will find the windows activation information at the bottom of the opened window.
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02 Nov 2011   #15
bertie11

Windows 8.1.1
 
 

Never noticed that before! I needed to scroll down the page.

Great. Thank you all for assistance.
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