Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

24 Jul 2012   #1
dhughes

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 W7 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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
24 Jul 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Everything you need is here to reinstall the HP without the crippling bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jul 2012   #3
dhughes

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks gregrocker. We will try this out when we get back home in a couple of weeks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

25 Jul 2012   #4
gregrocker

 

Let us know how it goes.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
HELP! windows not upgrading from home premium x32 to professional x64!
Right now I'm trying to upgrade my computer to make full use of all 32 GB of ram I have. I am running windows 7 home premium 32 bit, and I'm trying to upgrade to professional 64 bit. I burned the .iso file onto a DVD-R disk(I don't think this is the problem), but when I boot from it it says device...
Installation & Setup
Unsupported Windows 7 Home Premium Professional?
I just ran a bootup cd that loads Windows and it told me I have an unsupported version of Windows 7 Home Premium Professional. Can this be fixed?
Software
Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional???
My laptop has Windows Visa Home Premium installed and I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. What path can I take to upgrade it without losing my settings (i.e. user acccounts, background, etc.)
Installation & Setup
Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional
I have a quick question. I installed a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop a while back. I recently purchase a copy of Windows 7 Professional (from Digital River). I want to use my Home Premium license to put on my netbook which is currently running XP. Anyway, I would like to...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Professional vs. Home Premium
So I've done some research and kept up with all the info pouring out over the past few months and I'm trying to decide which version of Windows 7 to buy. Here are a few questions you smarties can probably answer with ease!: 1. I'm looking at getting the Full not upgrade copy of either version I...
General Discussion
Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional
I have a Dell XPS 410 that I purchased about 4 years ago with Windows XP installed. I bought and installed an upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium. I have 4 Gb RAM and approximately 60 Gb free disk space. Can I purchase and install an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional?
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App