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Windows 7: Windows Anytime Upgrade Question

12 Mar 2012   #1
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 
Windows Anytime Upgrade Question

Hi,
I have a question regarding upgrading a Windows 7 OS using a keycard purchased. I purchased a keycard last summer and upgraded my Windows 7 OS from Home Premium to Ultimate using the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature in the Control Panel. How many systems can I use this keycard on? I see no limit anywhere on the card or the small box it came in, and I see nothing about there being a limit in the Windows Help.

I am hoping that I can use it on more than 1 PC because I was recently given an HP Mini (netbook) from a friend and it has Windows 7 Starter on it which has almost no features to it whatsoever.


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12 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Unfortunately, you can only use it on one computer.

If you wish to upgrade another computer and still use the one that you've upgraded, then I'm afraid you'll need to buy another product key.

However, you can use your existing upgrade product key on another computer if you uninstall it from the original computer.

I agree that Windows Starter is an abomination. Your cheapest way would be an anytime upgrade to Home Premium.
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12 Mar 2012   #3
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

Darn. Welp, thanks for your advice. I guess it's time to dig out some more money.
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12 Mar 2012   #4
NoN

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

Might be tricky to upgrade directly from Starter to Ultimate on a HP Netbook, unless it does have support for it.
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12 Mar 2012   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
I am hoping that I can use it on more than 1 PC because I was recently given an HP Mini (netbook) from a friend and it has Windows 7 Starter on it which has almost no features to it whatsoever.
Does the Netbook have enough stuff (RAM, in particular) to support Home Premium? Graphics that can do Aero Glass?

Starter was intended for seriously stripped-down hardware.
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12 Mar 2012   #6
NoN

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

You can also have a look at Windows Anytime Upgrade FAQ
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13 Mar 2012   #7
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

It has 1 GB of RAM, 215 GB hard drive. Will Home Premium be supported under these conditions?
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13 Mar 2012   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
It has 1 GB of RAM, 215 GB hard drive. Will Home Premium be supported under these conditions?
Windows 7 system requirements: Windows 7 system requirements - Microsoft Windows

You will probably be light in the graphics department.
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13 Mar 2012   #9
codyw

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1
 
 

By the looks of that webpage, it looks like it meets the requirements. I just can't believe that Microsoft would even make such a Windows product (Starter) that has almost no functionality whatsoever. Wow!
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13 Mar 2012   #10
NoN

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by codyw View Post
By the looks of that webpage, it looks like it meets the requirements. I just can't believe that Microsoft would even make such a Windows product (Starter) that has almost no functionality whatsoever. Wow!
You still can run that Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor...
You surely will have in the future upgrading that Ram from 1Gb to 2Gb...
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