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Windows 7: upgrade advice ?

30 Jun 2010   #1
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 
upgrade advice ?

hi. our school has just got a new pc for the secretary and it came pre installed with win 7 home , can we upgrade to "professional" using the same licence key . any advice howto would be appreciated. i believe we paid for a professional licence so do we download professional software or can we unlock it with key/license


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30 Jun 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If you want to move to Professional you will have to buy the upgrade. You will get a new key as well.

Here is a link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-774-_-Product
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30 Jun 2010   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i think we paid for upgrade . if so how do we do that
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30 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If you paid for it you will have a new key and DVD. Just do put the DVD in the drive and it will autorun, click the upgrade and then enter the key when asked. It will do the update and then reboot, you will then need to activate and then you are done. Super Simple.
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30 Jun 2010   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

just seen on new egg that we may upgrade by entering upgrade license from properties ect
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30 Jun 2010   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks guys will go check the pc now
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30 Jun 2010   #7
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Perhaps Im wrong or misunderstanding it but,

If theres already a purchased key for an upgrade, Could you not search start for Windows anytime Upgrade and put the key in here?

Doesnt this just activate features that are already installed just locked?

Apologies, i know the method mentioned does work but i am curious about this myself. Never went this route.


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30 Jun 2010   #8
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Perhaps Im wrong or misunderstanding it but,

If theres already a purchased key for an upgrade, Could you not search start for Windows anytime Upgrade and put the key in here?

Doesnt this just activate features that are already installed just locked?

Apologies, i know the method mentioned does work but i am curious about this myself. Never went this route.
Yes that should work too...I think??? I have never done this.
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30 Jun 2010   #9
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Niether have I, which is why I am curious if it works the same, faster, or asks for the disc anyway.
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30 Jun 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

If you bought an Anytime Upgrade which is how MS wants us to change to a higher WIn7 version, then you can insert the Key as shown in #7.

A retail Product Key will also work for Anytime Upgrade, by most reports.

If not, there is a workaround to in-place Upgrade between Win7 versions, or you can always clean install Pro.
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