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: upgrade from win7 home premium to pro?


01 Nov 2009   #1

Win 7
 
 
upgrade from win7 home premium to pro?

my laptop has win 7 home premium installed but not activated (need to get a new key).

Luckily i can get the $30 version from DR. but i want to get the professional version because it's the same price.

what's the best way to upgrade?

can i do windows anytime upgrade using the key that i will get from DR?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acegolfer View Post
my laptop has win 7 home premium installed but not activated (need to get a new key).

Luckily i can get the $30 version from DR. but i want to get the professional version because it's the same price.

what's the best way to upgrade?

can i do windows anytime upgrade using the key that i will get from DR?
Welcome to Seven Forums, acegolfer!

If you have Home Premium installed and get the Professional version, and the Professional key, you should be able to load in the Professional version and activate it with that key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Nov 2009   #3

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Welcome to Seven Forums, acegolfer!

If you have Home Premium installed and get the Professional version, and the Professional key, you should be able to load in the Professional version and activate it with that key.
This is not true. I tried the Professional DVD on (not yet activated) Home Premium Win 7 laptop but it fails. It says I need to do anytime upgrade.

I just anytime upgraded to Professional using DigitalRiver product key. It took less than 10 minutes. No need to reinstall all the programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Nov 2009   #4

 
 

I bought two notebooks with windows 7 premium, they didn't tell me Home premium, Now I can't log onto the Domain at work. Any ideas, is there a cheep upgrad from home to professional?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Nov 2009   #5

Windows Seven x64
 
 

Quote:
I bought two notebooks with windows 7 premium, they didn't tell me Home premium, Now I can't log onto the Domain at work. Any ideas, is there a cheep upgrad from home to professional?
You can do the anytime upgrade which saves everything and just updates it to Windows 7 Professional...I do not know the price (my guess is $130) but to check just click your start menu and search anytime upgrade find the program and open then just Go online to choose your Windows 7 edition button and it will tell how much it will cost..

Hope this Helps..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 upgrade from win7 home premium to pro?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: upgrade from win7 home premium to pro?
Thread Forum
Solved Upgrading PC running XP before installing upgrade to Win7 Home Premium Installation & Setup
Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium 64bit to Win7 Ultimate General Discussion
Solved Post upgrade: Win7 Home premium, Extreme speed issues. Performance & Maintenance
Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC Installation & Setup
Can I install Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC Installation & Setup
Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium? Installation & Setup
install win7 RC as home premium and upgrade to retail 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 03:12 AM.
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