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Windows 7: Anytime Upgrade

01 Jan 2011   #1
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 
Anytime Upgrade

Hi. Thinking about upgrading a pre-installed windows 7 home to win7 professional using the anytime upgrade option. Just wondering if doing it this way do i need to backup everything of importance first? I reckon most will say to do this as a precaution, and i probably will but is it necessary.


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01 Jan 2011   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Its not necessary, but its always a good idea...
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01 Jan 2011   #3
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Tews.
Main reason to upgrade is to enable me to backup a already loaded pro laptop to this PC over a network, which i believe is only possible with both having pro or ultimate loaded on both machines? I am also abit fed up with the price here in UK of the upgrade 120! You have it alot cheaper in the states, that so sucks
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01 Jan 2011   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

That's why I have a TechNet subscription ...
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01 Jan 2011   #5
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

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01 Jan 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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01 Jan 2011   #7
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

I know, thats the reason i need to preform a upgrade to win 7 pro, so i can backup a laptop to PC over a network to a remote HDD.
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01 Jan 2011   #8
Bodysnatcher

Windows 7
 
 

I am also presuming if i purchased a key from a retail shop, i would be able to enter this in the anytime upgrade option and it would preform the same as if i purchased the key from MS through the anytime upgrade option?
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01 Jan 2011   #9
mrhahn7

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bodysnatcher View Post
Hi. Thinking about upgrading a pre-installed windows 7 home to win7 professional using the anytime upgrade option. Just wondering if doing it this way do i need to backup everything of importance first? I reckon most will say to do this as a precaution, and i probably will but is it necessary.
there is no need of back-up. All the installed files will remain as it is.

anyone here needs any time update key of win7 pro..????
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01 Jan 2011   #10
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrhahn7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bodysnatcher View Post
Hi. Thinking about upgrading a pre-installed windows 7 home to win7 professional using the anytime upgrade option. Just wondering if doing it this way do i need to backup everything of importance first? I reckon most will say to do this as a precaution, and i probably will but is it necessary.
there is no need of back-up. All the installed files will remain as it is.

anyone here needs any time update key of win7 pro..????
Yeah....till the odd ball chance it freezes up on moving your settings....then you have two unbootable window installs....
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