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Windows 7: Windows Anytime Upgrade with Technet key

13 May 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 
Windows Anytime Upgrade with Technet key

OK, so I had a look around the forums and found plenty of topics on WAU, but they didn't answer my question.

I'm about to go buy a netbook with Windows 7 Starter and I was wondering if I would be able to use one of my Technet keys to upgrade to Home Premium. Anyone know?

Thanks,
Brian

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13 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Should be able to. I have used a Student Upgrade key to do an Anytime from HP.

Unfortunately, even though I have posted several times, no one has given me any feedback about whether it worked for them. I am the only one I know of who has tried it, and it worked for me.
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13 May 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Should be able to. I have used a Student Upgrade key to do an Anytime from HP.

Unfortunately, even though I have posted several times, no one has given me any feedback about whether it worked for them. I am the only one I know of who has tried it, and it worked for me.
Well, I went and bought the netbook, so I'm gonna try it now. I'll post back on if it works or not.

Edit: Seems to be working so far. It accepted the key and has started the upgrade. Just have to see now if it will activate with the key.
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13 May 2010   #4
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Let us know if it activates. If not, there is a workaround to in-place Upgrade to another Windows 7 version, or just do a clean install using your Technet installer and key.
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13 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You shouldn't need to reactivate after the Anytime upgrade.
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13 May 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro x64 with WMC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Let us know if it activates. If not, there is a workaround to in-place Upgrade to another Windows 7 version, or just do a clean install using your Technet installer and key.
Eh, I'm just doing this as a test for now. After this I am going to wipe it out and clean install HP so that I can get rid of the crapware that's on it. It's up to 65%, so it should be done in the next few minutes. I'll report back.

Edit: Upgraded fine and activated fine with a Home Premium key from Technet. You do have to reactivate, but it activated perfectly over the internet. Also, the upgrade from Starter to Home Premium took about 6 minutes, including the restarts. Not bad at all.
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