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Windows 7: Install Windows 7 Enterprise on Netbook Replacing Windows 7 Starter

05 Oct 2011   #1
kelv5n

Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Starter
 
 
Install Windows 7 Enterprise on Netbook Replacing Windows 7 Starter

Hi, Everyone this is my 1st post, I had been reading Sevenforums before i actually join it. Eversince then i got most of my doubt solve.

I just bought a Sony Vaio Y series come with Windows 7 Starter.

I got a bad deal form Malaysia giving windows 7 stater and 320gb hd, whereas S'pore giving Windows 7 home premiun and 500hd. Anyway i like the design and portability of this model.

I got a Year Warranty, But i'm wanted to upgrade it to Win7 Ent. and also wanted to upgrade my ram to 4GB max. my existing one is 2GB. but i afraid this would void the warranty.

Let get my question i wanted to update to Win7 Ent with out and not keeping my starter. but i afraid of driver issue, i plan to boot by USB setup.

Any advice?


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06 Oct 2011   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Yeah -- warranty advice can only properly come from the warranty holder (despite what others here may tell you). So, you need to check with Sony support to see if performing such a Win7 upgrade will compromise your warranty in any way. My guess would be that it would not -- but (like everyone else posting here) -- that is only a guess.
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06 Oct 2011   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 Enterprise is not available to retail customers. Only to businesses with volume license plans. As a home user, you really have to choose between Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate.
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06 Oct 2011   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Enterprise is for volume licensing schemes such as schools, busineses, organizations. Unless you are planning to use this with a Volumne License Key provided by such an organization you'll need to use a retail Win7 Upgrade.

Easiest is to use Anytime Upgrade by typing Anytime in Start search box, insert Product Key you've purchased and it unlocks the extra features in the higher version in a few minutes. Windows Anytime Upgrade - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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09 Oct 2011   #5
kelv5n

Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Starter
 
 

Hi all, I got my Win7 Ent home desktop. Actually i have a license given to me by my friend working with Microsoft. I think the CD Key is still valid if i were to install it onto my Netbook. I knew about any time upgrade but there is no Win7 Ent option to choose from.
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09 Oct 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

See above post. You likely should not have Enterprise unless you are part of an organization whose administrator is activating your install.
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