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Windows 7: using a upgrade key with anytime upgrade

27 Oct 2009   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
using a upgrade key with anytime upgrade

I have Win7 Home Premium installed on my my machine, but is is not activated yet. I will be getting a Win7 Professional key from the student offer, and I would like to use that. Is it possible to use that key in Anytime upgrade?


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Never mind, I got the product key and successfully upgraded.
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07 Jan 2010   #3
Jeffro7

W7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi! Can you confirm that your Win 7 Pro key worked in the area to enter an anytime upgrade key?

Thanks!
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07 Jan 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello Jeffro,

Certainly. I had Home Premium, and purchased a Professional upgrade key from the student offer. I did not buy an Anytime key; it was a normal upgrade key. I entered it in Anytime and it worked without a hitch.

That having been said, I cannot guarantee that all results will be the same. I have not tried it on any other machine or with any other key. I am the only one I have heard with an experience here. Nobody has reported either failure or success other than me.
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08 Jan 2010   #5
Jeffro7

W7 Home Premium
 
 

I gave it a shot and it worked without issue! I hope that my old Home Premium key is still valid though.

Thanks very much!
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08 Jan 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jeffro7 View Post
I gave it a shot and it worked without issue! I hope that my old Home Premium key is still valid though.

Thanks very much!
Thanks for reporting! If you ever discover if your old key is valid, please let us know.

So far, we have 2 reports of success, 0 failures.

Looking good!
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08 Jan 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Jonathan

Did my test today,I can confirm works fine.
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08 Jan 2010   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Jonathan

Did my test today,I can confirm works fine.
Do you know if your old key is still valid?
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05 May 2012   #9
edge929

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I stumbled on this thread from google and had the same question. After reading the posts, I'm sure my upgrade key for Professional will work. I just want to make sure my existing full retail Home key will work on another computer.
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05 May 2012   #10
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

I'd think it would work. Just so long as it's not running on more than one computer at the same time!
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