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Windows 7: Upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate

12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Upgrading from Home Premium to Ultimate

Hi, i've recently installed an off-the-shelf version of Windows 7 Home Premium. I haven't activated it yet.
I came into work, only to realise that my boss has bought a volume license of Windows 7 Ultimate, and he's been kind enough to let me use one.

My question is, how do I turn my current installation (Home Premium) into the Ultimate version? I've looked at the Windows Anytime thing, but this seems to only work when you specifically upgrade and purchase a new license.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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12 Nov 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Purchasing an anytime upgrade, or an ultimate upgrade disc are the only to do what you propose...
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