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Windows 7: Home Premium DVD for Professional install?

01 Nov 2009   #1
acegolfer

Win 7
 
 
Home Premium DVD for Professional install?

I have Home premium DVD and one unused professional edition key from digital river. Is there any way to use the home premium DVD for professional ed.installation?


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01 Nov 2009   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You can use something like UltraISO to make an .iso file of your current disc. Then go in and delete the ei.cfg file, and reburn the .iso to a new disc. When you boot from the disc, you'll be given a choise of which OS to install. Assuming your key is legit, it will work if you choose to install Professional.
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01 Nov 2009   #3
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

This should work from the normal Disk if you simply choose not to enter the key during install

It should then ask you to select the version you have purchased - select professional and enter the key once the install is completed
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01 Nov 2009   #4
joel406

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

No Barman it dosent. It will install the version you pruchased by default. I am trying Deaconfrosts advice now to see if it works.
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