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Windows 7: Upgrade from Home to Professional

21 Jul 2010   #1

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Upgrade from Home to Professional

I hope this is the correct forum to post

I purchased Windows 7 Professional for my old computer. Shortly after the install my old computer failed. I've since purchased a new computer with Windows 7 Home.

My question is: can I somehow upgrade the Home version to the Professional version using the Professional Install disc? The old computer was 32 bit and the new computer is 64 bit if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance, Wally

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21 Jul 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If it is an upgrade DVD the rule is on one computer only, so yes. I will get you the tutorial showing how.

Do a clean install, but only on one computer at a time

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

You must format if the platform is different 32 v 64
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22 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

If your Windows 7 pro is a retail copy, you can also simply do an Anytime Upgrade on your Home premium computer, using the Pro key. Keys are not architecture specific (i.e. whether 32 bit or 64 bit). Heres a tutorial.

Guide Windows Anytime Upgrade

Please first make recovery dvds on the home premium computer or save a system image using Macrium Reflect, that way you have the option of reverting to Home premium if you wish to. Then follow the Anytime Upgrade guide.
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22 Jul 2010   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

TY for telling me that option 2 worked. Enjoy
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