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Windows 7: Windows Anytime Upgrade Question

13 Mar 2012   #11
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I never thought about running the advisor. I'll have to do that. As far as upgrading the RAM, I unfortunately can't because this netbook has everything built inside with the exception of the battery. I'd probably have to send it to HP to upgrade the memory. Without upgrading the memory, and upgrading to Home Premium, would I run into any problems per se?


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13 Mar 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Be sure to save a Win7 backup image externally before Upgrading so you have a path back. Then save another Ultimate image after upgrade to use in place of reinstalls.
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13 Mar 2012   #13
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I will have to do that. Thanks for the advice!
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13 Mar 2012   #14
Erikbe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor - Download - Microsoft Windows to know for sure if that computer can run windows 7 and a windows anytime upgrade key can only be used on 1 computer if you want to upgrade another you are required to buy another key.
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13 Mar 2012   #15
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I ran the advisor this afternoon and it is able to be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate using the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature. I almost have enough money together to buy the upgrade to Home Premium. I'm glad it's able to be upgraded - I like a lot of features and right now, it lacks a lot of features.
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13 Mar 2012   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Home Premium should be fine for you providing you don't need to connect to a domain on a network, otherwise you'd need Professional.

Do take notice of Greg's advice to make sure you have an image backup in case you run into problems.
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13 Mar 2012   #17
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I am currently scanning the PC with my Kaspersky security product before I do a backup image. I agree with doing a backup image since it doesn't have a CD drive and if something happens to the OS it would be easily recoverable.
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13 Mar 2012   #18
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I never thought about running the advisor. I'll have to do that. As far as upgrading the RAM, I unfortunately can't because this netbook has everything built inside with the exception of the battery. I'd probably have to send it to HP to upgrade the memory. Without upgrading the memory, and upgrading to Home Premium, would I run into any problems per se?
There must be a way for you without sending the netbook to HP, upgrading Ram...I'm surprise that you can't have any access under the netbook. Maybe look closer how it is made the back.
Also look first before upgrading to Home Premium, that it is possible to upgrade the Ram on HP site for the Technical Specs. Otherwise it will be very difficult to for you with the Windows Aero Theme
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13 Mar 2012   #19
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

I'll do that.
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13 Mar 2012   #20
gregrocker

 

I'd first look at Performance Monitor after installing a WIn7 test install to a partition. If you have a weak processor like Atom or Celeron you don't need to upgrade RAM beyond the processor's reach anyway. Just make sure RAM is not pegging during your multi-tasking uses.

My beach rig for years now is an old HP laptop with 1gb RAM and weak Celeron that runs fast and never hangs. But I maintain a perfect install and don't do video editing.
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