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Windows 7: install win7 RC as home premium and upgrade to retail


17 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
install win7 RC as home premium and upgrade to retail

is it in any way possible to:

1) install windows 7 RC as the home premium version (not ultimate). i heard you can edit some file to allow this.

2) when the retail version of windows 7 home premium upgrade comes out, use that to upgrade my RC installation AND KEEP MY INSTALLED PROGRAMS?

i heard you can do a custom install which makes a windows.old folder. i am looking to NOT do that.

thanks


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17 Jul 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Interesting idea.

What scant info we have heard from MS indicates you can use RC as a qualifying installation for the purchased upgrade.

I suspect it would need to be an activated install to do that.
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20 Aug 2009   #3

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I tried to install the RC as home premium but the RC keys wouldn't work. Can you get a RC key for a home premium version of windows 7?
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20 Aug 2009   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
I tried to install the RC as home premium but the RC keys wouldn't work. Can you get a RC key for a home premium version of windows 7?
Yes you can buy a legit key for any version of win 7 from microsoft, or amazon, etc

Ken
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20 Aug 2009   #5

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I already pre-ordered, I'm not buying another just to see what home premium looks like compared to ultimate.
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20 Aug 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tannim View Post
I already pre-ordered, I'm not buying another just to see what home premium looks like compared to ultimate.
Well you could download the RTM (7600) and use it for 90 days to see if you like it

Ken
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20 Aug 2009   #7

win7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'll just take that as a 'no, you can't get the RC key to run the RC as home premium' and save the bandwidth.
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