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Windows 7: Use Home basic recovery dvd to install ultimate.

07 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Use Home basic recovery dvd to install ultimate.

By editing the ei.cfg we can install any version of windows in stranded dvds.
Is there any way to switch editions in recovery dvds?

I have Dell's Home Basic recovery dvds, is it possible to edit something in it and install ultimate or professional ?

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07 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 home premium x64

You need a valid key for whichever you install, so the short answer is no.
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07 Apr 2012   #3
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No, you cannnot unlock Factory Recovery disks to reinstall another version.

Use Anytime Upgrade to unlock the extra features you need in Basic to a higher version: Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
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