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Windows 7: how to upgrade to windows 7 pro?

05 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 professional 64
 
 
how to upgrade to windows 7 pro?

ok, my situation a bit weird.

I bought my laptop and it came with vista business, last September I bought windows 7 Ultimate off ebay and just found out last month when I reformatted my laptop that it is fake and the Windows 7 ultimate key is MSDN key and is now banned by microsoft.

Therefore I am currently running Windows 7 ultimate with banned keys, I just bought and downloaded windows 7 professional upgrade from Microsoft student website and it was surprisingly affordable.

So what do I need to do to upgrade? Will I need to install vista business first before I can upgrade or can I just put in the new windows 7 professional product key in my current windows 7 ultimate, or burn the windows 7 pro upgrade iso and clean install?

Thanks.

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05 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Got taken by a con job at EBay? Join the club! A good number of scammers get on there. be wary!

Now that you have a legitmate purchase you will need to perform a clean install. And yes this can done with 7 upgrade media.


That's one of the tutorials here at SF to look over on this.
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05 Feb 2011   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Best to do a clean install at this point

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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05 Feb 2011   #4

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

my question is how can I proof to Microsoft that I have a valid vista business if I clean install now from Windows 7 ultimate? Won't microsoft ban my keys? I am really scared

And another weird thing my Windows 7 ultimate is current activated??? WFT even the key was invalid? It now actually stopped popping up "windows 7 needs to be activated" bubble anymore.
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05 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

If the upgrade media you bought was still the Ultimate edition you might still likely want to see a clean install to insure integrity just the same. Following the guide there however will go fast and easy for you to get things on proper. Believe me 7 goes on "much faster" then any of the previous versions!
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05 Feb 2011   #6

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

if people can clean install with windows upgrade, then what is the point of buying the more expensive retail version?
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05 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rossmodel View Post
my question is how can I proof to Microsoft that I have a valid vista business if I clean install now from Windows 7 ultimate? Won't microsoft ban my keys? I am really scared

And another weird thing my Windows 7 ultimate is current activated??? WFT even the key was invalid? It now actually stopped popping up "windows 7 needs to be activated" bubble anymore.
We missed each other's replies. You wouldn't need to worry about any legit keys on a genuine media being blocked at this time.

By following the guide you see 7 installed twice first without entering any key in order to run the setup while in Windows to perform the upgrade install to be activated.

MS allows for this since they want people running a legit 7 machine. The method used has proven itself time and again helping a large number of people out.

Here I went with the full featured Ultimate having run it since beta. I had already made the decision on which edition I would stay with plus alwys buy a full version. But the method can save $100+ for those like students on tight budgets who can't simply pay out for a full version.
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05 Feb 2011   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Basically Ms accepts your word that you had a valid previous version (Vista Business)
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05 Feb 2011   #9

windows 7 professional 64
 
 

well, since my pirated windows 7 Ultimate is now mysteriously "activated", there is no point in installed windows 7 professional?
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05 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Here there would only be one answer I would choose namely getting rid of the bogus to run the genuine. I'm sure the next time you go to buy a new version's media you will be a bit more cautious on who is the seller for sure.

The rest is upto you there. Legit is the word here however.
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