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Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade
I want to upgrade my wifes netbook to Home Edition. Its running Windows 7 Starter. I know how to use the Anytime Upgrade, but I have a Family Pack Windows 7 Home Edition Upgrade Retail box/disc. I have only used one of the upgrades of the family pack. Can I use another to upgrade the Starter netbook, or do i have to by an Anytime upgrade? Seems like i should be able to, but it also seems like the upgrade is meant to be from just xp or vista, not a lower end window 7 version. Also, how would i do it if i can. Can i simply change the product key, or do i have to insert a disk and run the whole upgrade. If i do have to insert disk and run the upgrade, will i have to do a clean install? Plus while typing this i just realized her netbook doesnt have an optical drive....so what about that too?
Just want to get these questions answered before i even bother attempting it. I would hate to think i could just change the product key and go about my business.....cause thats never the case, and everything always turns into a few hours of work...
thanks for the help, and i just registered here because im getting back into windows. im mainly a mac, but i think im both now. so hello.
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|20 Aug 2011||#3|
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We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Yes, you use the family pack upgrade key.
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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