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Windows 7: Upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate via DVD

01 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, Ubuntu x64
Upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate via DVD

I've googled the heck out of this and due to the common keywords of the search, you can imagine that my results were just a huge mix of unrelated items.

Can anyone advise if with having a fully up and running version of Win 7 x64 Home Premium I can use a full DVD of Win7 x64 Ultimate to upgrade? Or would I have to do a full wipe and start all over again?

Thanks so much in advance!

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01 Feb 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello JWhipple.

Sure you can, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Do a Inplace Upgrade Installation from Vista to Windows 7
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01 Feb 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is neeed.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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01 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


You can use a full version key as well as upgrade version to Anytime Upgrade from HP to Ultimate. Just type Anytime into Start Search box to begin the process which takes about 20 minutes tops.

But keep in mind that Home Premium may have everything you need so using a full version (or even upgrade) Ultimate key might be a significant waste of money, when you already own HP on that machine (if OEM) for life and can use full Ultimate anywhere also for life.

I would save a Win7 backup image externally so you can fall back to HP at any time in the future if you decide you want to use Ultimate elsewhere. Then after Anytime save an Ultimate backup image so you dont have to do both again.
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