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Windows Anytime Upgrade - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable Windows Anytime Upgrade in Windows 7
Published by Brink
30 May 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Windows Anytime Upgrade in Windows 7


information   Information
Windows Anytime Upgrade allows you to upgrade your edition of Windows 7 and still keep your current programs, files, and settings intact. You are able to purchasing a Windows 7 upgrade online or to go to a local retail store to buy a Windows Anytime Upgrade key to add new features to Windows 7 and do more with your PC.

Windows Anytime Upgrade is not available in the Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions.

This will show you how to enable or disable Windows Anytime Upgrade from running in Windows 7.

Note   Note
You can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade a 32-bit version to a 32-bit version or from a 64-bit version to a 64-bit version of Windows 7. However, Windows Anytime Upgrade can't upgrade a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or a 64-bit version to a 32-bit version of Windows 7.

From Windows 7Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7
StarterHome Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Home BasicHome Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Home PremiumProfessional, Ultimate
ProfessionalUltimate

Windows Anytime Upgrade is only available for online purchase in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

EXAMPLE: Windows Anytime Upgrade Enabled or Disabled
NOTE: Windows Anytime Upgrade can be opened from within the Control Panel (icons view).
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EXAMPLE: Windows Anytime Upgrade Video from Microsoft
http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/Windows 7/Main/9/3/9372abe6-540c-4ade-97ed-c0b09e73d69e/9372abe6-540c-4ade-97ed-c0b09e73d69e.wmv"> http://res2.windows.microsoft.com/resbox/en/Windows 7/Main/9/3/9372abe6-540c-4ade-97ed-c0b09e73d69e/9372abe6-540c-4ade-97ed-c0b09e73d69e.wmv" name="MediaPlayer" width=640 height=480>



OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Windows Anytime Upgrade
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Windows_Anytime_Upgrade.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Windows Anytime Upgrade
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Windows_Anytime_Upgrade.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click the downloaded .reg file on the Desktop and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.
2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Windows Anytime Upgrade. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the right pane, right click on Prevent Windows Anytime Upgrade from running and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable Windows Anytime Upgrade
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
B) Go to step 6.
5. To Disable Windows Anytime Upgrade
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn



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