Quote: Originally Posted by Tews
No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.
Hmmn. Not sure it I expressed my question fully as this makes life tougher & I may have wasted $30.
I guess what I was really asking was if the disks included in a boxed version of Win 7 32bit Home Premium upgrade could be used to install Win 7 64bit Pro as I have a valid Win 7 64bit Pro upgrade key. (edit: I know a "clean install" from the upgrade would be needed.)
I guess I need to clear up the version upgrade issue: All the "guides" seem to suggest that an existing Vista Home Prem could be upgraded to Windows 7 Pro if I purchased the Pro upgrade. However - you are stating that is incorrect and an upgrade license must be for the equivilent level (Vista Home Prem to Win 7 Home Prem) and not a higher level.
So then to install Windows 7 Pro, that would imply that I must have an activvated Pro version of Vista/XP installed or have an already activated lesser version of Win 7. Correct?