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Windows 7: Clean OS reinstall - Updates before or after Anytime Pro Upgrade?

05 Apr 2013   #1
Tets

Windows Home Premum 64 bit
 
 
Clean OS reinstall - Updates before or after Anytime Pro Upgrade?

My current OS is W7 Pro, which was upgraded from Home Premium using the Anytime Upgrade key. If I want to do a clean reinstall of the OS I understand I need to reinstall Home Premium first, then do the Pro upgrade. The last time I did a clean install of Home Premium, there was a slew of updates that needed to be installed. Do I need to those updates before doing the Pro upgrade this time?


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05 Apr 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I would do the updates after you upgrade.
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05 Apr 2013   #3
Tets

Windows Home Premum 64 bit
 
 

Thanks. Makes sense, but wanted to be sure.
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05 Apr 2013   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Technically you can pick and choose what updates you want. After I install Word, Access, Excel, Publisher. You get updates for outlook, powerpoint etc. I don`ti nstall those or any of the helps. I don`t need em.
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05 Apr 2013   #5
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

You need the latest official installer with SP1 to be able to Anytime Upgrade from HP to Pro: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

After upgrade this time save a Win7 backup image of the finished Pro Install to use in place of double-reinstall next time. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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05 Apr 2013   #6
Tets

Windows Home Premum 64 bit
 
 

Re "latest official installer with SP1" - I install Home Premium from a CD (Full version, not an upgrade). Does this apply to me? Also when I did the AWU Pro the last time, I had to uninstall SP1 to get around an "upgrade failed" error.
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05 Apr 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Yes, I wouldn't have suggested it if it didn't apply to you.

Use the latest official installer with SP1 for your licensed version. It is the Product Key that determines which will activate, all installers are the same.
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05 Apr 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Ya, if your disc isn`t service pack 1, use what Greg has suggested.
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05 Apr 2013   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog
NOTE: When using Anytime Upgrade with SP1 installed, you may receive a message.

Upgrade was not successful.

First make sure, your Windows updates are up to date.
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05 Apr 2013   #10
Tets

Windows Home Premum 64 bit
 
 

I'm sorry - should have explained. What led me to the question about applying to me is "Factory OEM". My computer is a homebuilt - thus the current OS was installed from scratch using a CD.
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