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Windows 7: change windows 7 basic to windows 7 premium

23 Jul 2012   #1
sharanya

windows 7 home basic
 
 
change windows 7 basic to windows 7 premium

i am using windows 7 home basic and i want to change it to windows 7 premium.i heard that if i change it to windows 7 premium then my assist option will not take backup...can i know whether it is true or not...and if not true i want to know how to make it work properly..pls someone help to come out of this problem....and also i want to know will there be any other problems if i same my os from windows 7 basic to windows 7 premium....


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23 Jul 2012   #2
dhruv17singhal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Welcome Sharanya!

What exactly do you mean by "assist option will not take backup"

I have upgraded from Home Basic to Premium, and may be able to help you if you provide more details.

As for other problems, if you have installed the Service Pack 1, you will have some trouble upgrading.
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23 Jul 2012   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Home Basic is supposed to be upgradeable to Home Premium using a Windows Anytime Upgrade:

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

That would be the most painless way of doing it.
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23 Jul 2012   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Use WIndows Backup imaging: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Save an image before running Anytime Upgrade so you have a path back to Basic in case you want to sell the netbook and/or use the Upgrade elsewhere. Since it's retail it can migrate.

After upgrade put the Basic image in a folder so it doesn't interfere, then save another Premium image to use in place of reinstalls.

If you'd like to get beyond the factory bloatware you can first Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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23 Jul 2012   #5
dhruv17singhal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Remember to uninstall SP1 (provided you have it installed) before you proceed. I had problem with that, as you may have noted in my thread Basic to Home Premium Upgrade: First failed, then succeeded.

But everything else work as it should.
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