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Windows 7: OS Upgrade - Product Key Question

11 Feb 2012   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
OS Upgrade - Product Key Question

I have never done an upgrade of my OSes and have this question:

If you buy an upgrade from e.g. Home Premium to Ultimate from MS and download the .iso, does that come with a new product key. Is the product key part of the .iso or do they send that by seperate mail.

OR, does the upgrade retain the product key of the Home Premium in the case of an in-place upgrade (not new install).


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11 Feb 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Wolfgang,

They should give you a new product key with the upgrade version.
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11 Feb 2012   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

When I upgraded from Home Premium to Pro, I downloaded the ISO and the key was sent via Email.

I never have used the ISO, I just put the key in using anytime upgrade and about 10 or 15 Min. and a reboot I was upgraded.
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11 Feb 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks guys. That's what I thought, but wanted to make sure.
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11 Feb 2012   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Wolfgang. Glad we could help.
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