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Windows 7: Can I use VPC 2007 with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium?

18 Apr 2012   #1
Marquis

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Can I use VPC 2007 with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium?

If not, will I be able to use it with Windows 7 Professional?


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18 Apr 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You cannot use it on Windows 7 HP, but you can use it on Windows 7 Professional.

Download: Virtual PC 2007 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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18 Apr 2012   #3
TJG

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bits
 
 

Can I use VPC 2007 with 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium?

I use it without problems and have better results than with Windows Virtual PC for Windows 7. Of course you can't have xp mode with Windows HP.

TJG
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18 Apr 2012   #4
Marquis

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You cannot use it on Windows 7 HP, but you can use it on Windows 7 Professional.

Download: Virtual PC 2007 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
My university gives computer science majors certain software for free, and Windows 7 Professional is one of those. I have it downloading right now, but is there anything in particular that I'd need to know in order to upgrade?
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18 Apr 2012   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

My apologies, as TJG has pointed out, you can use Virtual PC with Home Premium, but of course you can't use XP Mode unless you have Windows 7 Professional.

Clean Install Windows 7

If you don't want to go through a full-blown clean install, you can use the Windows Professional product key to carry out a Windows Anytime Upgrade.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...sked-questions

What this does is download and install the files needed to upgrade from Home Premium to Professional, but it leaves all your personal data and installed programs intact.

You would still need to activate the upgrade as you would the clean install.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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18 Apr 2012   #6
Marquis

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

"The upgrade key you entered is for a version of Windows that does not work with Windows Anytime Upgrade."

Is it safe to assume that this is because they gave me the software for free?

And I only wanted to play Journeyman Project at first, but while I'm at it I want to go ahead and upgrade if it doesn't mean wiping everything from my computer.
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19 Apr 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marquis View Post
"The upgrade key you entered is for a version of Windows that does not work with Windows Anytime Upgrade."

Is it safe to assume that this is because they gave me the software for free?

And I only wanted to play Journeyman Project at first, but while I'm at it I want to go ahead and upgrade if it doesn't mean wiping everything from my computer.
I would imagine so.

I have the retail version of Windows 7 on DVD and it states on the disc that Windows Anytime Upgrade is included.

The other method of getting it is to buy a product key from Microsoft, and then carrying out the upgrade.
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