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Windows 7: Win. 7 Home Prem. (64) UPGRADE to Win. 7 Prof. (64)?


10 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, Mac OS X
 
 
Win. 7 Home Prem. (64) UPGRADE to Win. 7 Prof. (64)?

Hi guys, I emailed Microsoft support this question and got a useless answer back; they just sent me a link to download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, which basically told me what I already knew (that my system is capable of running Windows 7).

So I called them just now and the so-called "tech support" person wasn't much of a help either, she didn't seem too bright and didn't know much about the whole upgrade process, giving me conflicting information. So, I hope someone on here can answer this for me.

I recently bought a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Then I found out that Home Premium does not have "XP Mode" capability, so I used the Student Discount offer to buy Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (full version not upgrade) from Microsoft's website for $29.99 (what a bargain!). Can anyone tell me FOR SURE, whether I can do just an upgrade (where all my manufacturer's pre-installed applications, drivers, and all my currently installed applications and settings are preserved) or if I MUST do a clean install (reinstalling all of these applications, etc.)?

Thanks in advance!


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10 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Do an Anytime Upgrade with your key. Worked beautifully for me. I was in the exact same situation as you.
Almost forgot: Welcome to the Forums!
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10 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, Mac OS X
 
 

Hey thank you, I finally got a straight answer!
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10 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

NP, glad I could help.
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10 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Can you do it with the full version? I thought the Anytime Upgrade was a different version (which might just be a different key)

I would appreciate to know if it works for Johnny, I am trying to compile scenarios for upgrading (but I have only considered XP and Vista -> Windows 7 so far)
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10 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Can you do it with the full version? I thought the Anytime Upgrade was a different version (which might just be a different key)

I would appreciate to know if it works for Johnny, I am trying to compile scenarios for upgrading (but I have only considered XP and Vista -> Windows 7 so far)
Apparently it's the same key. At least mine was.
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13 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit, Mac OS X
 
 

I haven't been able to actually do the upgrade yet, because I'm in the middle of final examinations right now. But I did receive confirmation from Microsoft that the key would work doing the "Anytime Upgrade."

Wally, I thought the same thing as you. Hope this helps.
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13 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Conflicting reports on retail keys working for Anytime.

We had someone the other day who adapted the popular Unawave "downgrade" workaround (changes Windows 7 Ultimate to Premium or Pro) to in-place upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Pro. Worked perfectly.

UNAWAVE - Downgrade Ultimate to Home Premium or Professional
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14 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Conflicting reports on retail keys working for Anytime.

We had someone the other day who adapted the popular Unawave "downgrade" workaround (changes Windows 7 Ultimate to Premium or Pro) to in-place upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Pro. Worked perfectly.

UNAWAVE - Downgrade Ultimate to Home Premium or Professional
What are the conflicting reports?
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