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Windows 7: Window 7 Pro key with Home premium disk?

13 Nov 2009   #1
hammester

Windows 7 Home prem.
 
 
Window 7 Pro key with Home premium disk?

Hey guys,

I pre-ordered the windows 7 home premium a while ago and recently installed it on my computer. Last night I decided to jump on the student deal and get the PRO version shipped to me. Since I already have windows 7 home premium installed on my computer (i did not activate windows yet) can I just put in the PRO key or to I have to do a reinstall?


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13 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What you do is run an Anytime Upgrade. Then enter your Pro key.
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13 Nov 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

no, you will need to either do an upgrade to pro, or reinstall... A home premium key will not activate a Pro version of Windows 7
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
no, you will need to either do an upgrade to pro, or reinstall... A home premium key will not activate a Pro version of Windows 7
He is wanting to use a Pro key to activate a Home version. Doing an Anytime will work.
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13 Nov 2009   #5
hammester

Windows 7 Home prem.
 
 

Sweet, thanks Jonathan. I was worried I was going to have to do a reload!
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13 Nov 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hammester View Post
Sweet, thanks Jonathan. I was worried I was going to have to do a reload!
Nope, an Anytime will take about 10 minutes. I did the exact same thing you did, and after I upgraded, the only change I found is that IE was pinned to my taskbar, as I hadn't pinned it. Remember: Anytime is different than running the installer and hitting Upgrade.
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23 Nov 2009   #7
psymon25

windows 7 pro
 
 
Windows 7 pro to ultimate

Well not sure about premium but I had activation issues and i did the following

1: clean install of windows7
2: try to activate (no joy)
3: ran the following

net stop slsvc
Cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing
Ren tokens.dat tokens.old
cd %windir%\system32
net start slsvc
slmgr.vbs /rilc

4: rebooted and try activation (again no joy)
5: run windows 7 upgrade from disk
6: tried to activate received wrong serial requires ultimate product key????

I have windows 7 pro... On checking it seems yes my pro is now ultimate and has stopped asking for activation and states it is indeed activated???

no idea how this happened but I am now happy with my new windows 7 OS
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23 Nov 2009   #8
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hammester View Post
Hey guys,

I pre-ordered the windows 7 home premium a while ago and recently installed it on my computer. Last night I decided to jump on the student deal and get the PRO version shipped to me. Since I already have windows 7 home premium installed on my computer (i did not activate windows yet) can I just put in the PRO key or to I have to do a reinstall?

You would run the Win7 Pro installer from your Premium desktop and do an Upgrade install which upgrades to Pro but keeps all of your programs, files and settings in place - only re-activation is required. Just insert your pro key when prompted and later activate at the Computer>Properties activation link.

Your Home Premium key is then available to reinstall on another machine.

*I do not know about Anytimes but thought they had to be purchased from MS directly, and OP says he is purchasing student deal. Wouldn't that be a different license?
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