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Windows 7: Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?

20 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?

Hi there,

I am familiar with transferring an Win 7 OS to different hardware (ie, without doing a clean install)
But is it possible to transfer from say 'Windows 7 Enterprise' to 'Windows 7 Ultimate', both 64 bit.

What I am trying to avoid is having to reinstall a zillion programs, that's the goal!

Any ideas?


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20 May 2013   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I don't think there is a upgrade path from Enterprise to Ultimate, but if there is then use Anytime Upgrade.

See here: Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade
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20 May 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions are essentially identical. The only differences are that the Enterprise edition is not a retail product but available only through volume licensing and the premium games are disabled by default. If that does not answer your question you need to explain it more fully.
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20 May 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

It's actually because of those different licensing schemes LMiller mentions that there isn't any way to either Anytime Upgrade or use a workaround to change versions when Enterprise is involved.
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21 May 2013   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thanks guys...

That's what I thought...looks like I'll be doing a full new install...

PS. BTW the reason I asked initially was that I was hoping to sell the license on fleabay! HaHa (I had seen someone else sold the same thing and did it twice without getting rousted by the powers that be!!!) But my listing was deleted. So I guess that's a no go!
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21 May 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Enterprise is volume licensed by large organizations so you can't sell it on eBay. It's license is tied up with all the others in that group. Retail, yes, can be resold like any of your other property that you actually own.
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