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Windows 7: Replace W7 Home Premium 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit?

24 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Replace W7 Home Premium 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit?

My husband and I are trying to restore his Windows 7 Home Premium OS on his HP laptop and it got stuck on intializing the restore. We do not have the OS disks, but I have the OS disk for my Dell laptop for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Should we try to restore from my set of disk? Or is it taboo to mix manufactures?

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24 Jul 2012   #2
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Everything you need is here to reinstall the HP without the crippling bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Windows 7 itself: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You can also try running Factory Recovery again: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If it fails see if Recovery Manager will run Hardware Diagnostics: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...n&cc=uk&dlc=en

If neither HP Recovery nor Hardware Diagnostics will still run from their partitions then I would delete all partitions during the booted install shown in Clean Reinstall tutorial.
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25 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks gregrocker. We will try this out when we get back home in a couple of weeks.
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25 Jul 2012   #4
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Let us know how it goes.
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