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: Accidentally installed WIN7PRO, have premium key.


16 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Accidentally installed WIN7PRO, have premium key.

So as the title says, I failed and installed professional. It wouldn't be a problem, but now I do not have the disk I used, and I have 14 days left to activate windows. I never activated it before right away, so I figured now would be a good time. THen I realized that I had installed professional, and not premium... FAIL.

So, what I was wondering, is there a way I can convert professional to premium, or somehow use this premium key? I'm trying to avoid having to re-install windows again, because in these 16 days, I've installed a lot of stuff including games, and I'd rather not have to lose them.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

16 Sep 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

You'd need the installer and it's easier to just Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

The installer for your licensed version printed on the COA sticker on laptop underside is provided in Step 1, with tool to burn to DVD or write to flash stick in Step 2.

Stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial and you'll get and keep a perfect install, the opposite of factory preinstalled Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Accidentally installed WIN7PRO, have premium key.




Thread Tools




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 07:37 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33