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Windows 7: Registration question regarding Windows 7

30 Aug 2009   #21

Windows 7
 
 

I'm still confused. The RTM version I have installed is NOT Business Ultimate it is Business Pro. So my question remains..... Can one use the license key from the Windows 7 Business Pro Ugrade to register a RTM version of Windows 7 business pro? I'm really not wanting to upgrade over the top of the RTM I've installed, I simply want to use the key from the upgrade copy to register the RTM as a ligit copy of Windows 7.

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30 Aug 2009   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

There is no "business" pro or ultimate.

There is simply Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Pro, or Windows 7 Ultimate, and a few others that don't concern you.

If you have a key for Pro you can install Pro now and activate with your Pro key later.
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30 Aug 2009   #23

Windows 7
 
 

So what you're telling me is that it doesn't make any difference that my license key will come from the less expensive Windows 7 Pro UPGRADE
than the more expensive "Full" version? What you're saying is that as long as I have a Windows 7 Pro RTM version installed I can use the product key from the Windows 7 Pro upgrade that I already have on order.
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30 Aug 2009   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

No, that is another issue and I don't know whether that will work or not.
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31 Aug 2009   #25

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can not use a key from an upgrade version of Windows 7 to install a full version of Windows 7... That being said you can do a clean install, without entering the key, when the install is finished, you may then do an upgrade ( a double install ) and then use your upgrade key to register Windows 7. Its a convoluted method, but it works...

Good Luck
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31 Aug 2009   #26

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You can not use a key from an upgrade version of Windows 7 to install a full version of Windows 7... That being said you can do a clean install, without entering the key, when the install is finished, you may then do an upgrade ( a double install ) and then use your upgrade key to register Windows 7. Its a convoluted method, but it works...
OK, so here's a revised question. If I already have the RTM installed and it's the full version of Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) and the license key from the upgrade version of Windows 7 Pro cannot be used to register the RTM, do you think that I'll be able to use the upgrade version to upgrade over the top of the RTM or will I have to reformat the HD and double install as you've noted in your response? Someone on another forum said that I would have to install Windows XP Pro on my computer before I could actually perform the upgrade as the installer needed to confirm an existing license of Windows XP to work. If Windows 7 works like Vista then the method you described will work as there were many articles on how to do this written for Vista.
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