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Windows 7: Change windows 7 product key WITHOUT reinstall [Home prem. -> Pro]

27 Jul 2015   #1
amd62

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
Change windows 7 product key WITHOUT reinstall [Home prem. -> Pro]

Hello

I recently scrapped a old laptop, and kept the Windows 7 Pro produkt key. My desktop has a windows 7 home premium edt.

I wish to change to pro, but without reinstalling, and without losing the home premium. Is it possible to switch the pro and home edt. without reinstalling, or losing my home prem. key?


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27 Jul 2015   #2
gregrocker

 

Is this the Win7 that came preinstalled on the laptop? If so then the license is not transferable.

If it's the desktop you want to upgrade to Pro, you can insert the Pro key into Anytime Upgrade to unlock the few extra expensive features in Pro that few consumers need. Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums. Otherwise it is the exact same OS.

Save a Win7 backup image externally both before and after the Upgrade so you have options to restore both later which will maintain their activation. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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27 Jul 2015   #3
amd62

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Is this the Win7 that came preinstalled on the laptop? If so then the license is not transferable.

If it's the desktop you want to upgrade to Pro, you can insert the Pro key into Anytime Upgrade to unlock the few extra expensive features in Pro that few consumers need. Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums. Otherwise it is the exact same OS.

Save a Win7 backup image externally both before and after the Upgrade so you have options to restore both later which will maintain their activation. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Are you absolutely sure its not transferable?
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27 Jul 2015   #4
gregrocker

 

You still haven't answered my question if this is the OS that came preinstalled on the laptop from the factory? If so is there a COA sticker on the laptop with the Product Key used for reinstall? If so then that license dies with that PC's motherboard. Any other part can be replaced, however. So if the motherboard is starting (check for LED lights near keyboard and fan activity) then it can possibly be repaired or reinstalled.

Only if the OS is retail purchased separately can you migrate the OS to another PC.

I am as sure about this as when I answered it at least five hundred times before.

Any other questions?
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