Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Anytime upgrade

27 Oct 2010   #1
IanCD

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Anytime upgrade

I have an OEM manufacturer-supplied version of Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit which I've upgraded to Ultimate with an Anytime Upgrade key.

I'm going to buy Home Premium 64-bit.

I've read a few posts which suggest this - and the MS site - but I just want to confirm that the Anytime Upgrade key will still upgrade the 64-bit version once I've performed a clean install.

The MS site says:
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Can I upgrade both 32-bit versions and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 with Windows Anytime Upgrade?

Yes, 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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------

Does this mean I can install dual boot and have both upgraded to Ultimate, or do I need to uninstall (or reinstall to downgrade) the 32-bit version first?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Oct 2010   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Legally, you can only have one or the other installed at the same time.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

tw33k is right, in order to have both 32bit & 64bit versions installed on a dual boot setup you would need to purchase the Anytime upgrade for both versions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Oct 2010   #4
IanCD

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks both, legal situation understood
Could you confirm that the Anytime Upgrade key will upgrade the 64-bit version once I've performed a clean install..?
I don't want to buy 64-bit Home Premium then find that the upgrade to Ultimate doesn't work.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IanCD View Post
Thanks both, legal situation understood
Could you confirm that the Anytime Upgrade key will upgrade the 64-bit version once I've performed a clean install..?
I don't want to buy 64-bit Home Premium then find that the upgrade to Ultimate doesn't work.
You are correct. The Anytime Upgrade will work on 64-bit.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Anytime upgrade




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium - Anytime Upgrade or reinstall?
I'm trying to find out the easiest way to go about upgrading from Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) to Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) and what issues I might run into. I don't want to reinstall everything (Or anything if possible) so am looking for the easiest option to upgrade. Anytime upgrade...
Windows Updates & Activation
Can't upgrade install after running anytime upgrade
I purchased an upgrade key from Microsoft last year and used it on my Win 7 home premium 64 bit installation and upgraded it to Win 7 pro 64. Lately, my system has gotten squirrelly and I wanted to do the "upgrade" (repair) install from my CD. The system will not allow me to do this. It says...
Windows Updates & Activation
Upgrade without Windows Anytime Upgrade
I want to install a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a laptop that came with OEM W7 Home Premium x64. I have dozens of applications installed and don't want to do a clean install. But when I select "Upgrade" after running the setup program (within the running Home Premium installation), I...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?
I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key." Thanks
Installation & Setup
Anytime Upgrade vs Upgrade questions...
Essentially I'm trying to figure out the best way to get to *cough*legal*cough* Ultimate, or at least Professional if that gets too expensive. I soooo do not trust what I'm running right now, but I wanted to try it out-- And I love 7. I do own a copy of both XP MCE SP2, and Vista. Could I ever...
Installation & Setup
Win 7 'Anytime Upgrade'
My HP TouchSmart 300 (December 09) PC, OE Win 7 Premium is set to "Spanish" as I purchased this PC in Mexico where I presently reside on a temporary basis for the winter. I do not speak Spanish. I want to use the "Anytime Upgrade" to upgrade from Win 7 Premium to Win 7 Ultimate. Win7 Ultimate...
Software

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App