|26 Apr 2012||#1|
Win 7 Home Upgrade Help
I have Win 7 Home premium X64 installed.
I have just purchased Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Upgrade Edition
When trying to add my new key to the anytime upgrade, it says that the key is not valid, although I was assured that this would work.
Do I need to get a refund? Can I use the DVD to do an in place upgrade?
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|26 Apr 2012||#3|
You should be able to use an Upgrade or Full retail key in Anytime Upgrade. Try rebooting.
If not there is a workaround to in-place Upgrade between Win7 versions by tricking the Home Premium installer into thinking it is doing the always-allowed same version Repair Install.
First save a Win7 backup image so you have a path back to your current version: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup and back up your files.
Next set a System Restore Point - Create, type Regedit in the Start Search box, rightclick result to Run as Admin, carefully change the two registry keys shown below to HOMEPREMIUM for the EditionID, and Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM for the ProductName. Then run the installer from desktop, activate with new key:
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