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Windows 7: home premium to home professional?

02 Dec 2010   #1
alan081954

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
home premium to professional?

I am running win 7 home premium. I bought win 7 professional at an estate auction the other day. (un opened and for $10.00) I did the upgrade advisor and it said I can do the anytime upgrade to the pro version. The one I bought is the full version though. Is there any way of upgrading to the pro version without losing any of my current programs and info?


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02 Dec 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan081954 View Post
I am running win 7 home premium. I bought win 7 home professional at an estate auction the other day. (un opened and for $10.00) I did the upgrade advisor and it said I can do the anytime upgrade to the pro version. The one I bought is the full version though. Is there any way of upgrading to the pro version without losing any of my current programs and info?
Hate to tell you but there is no "home Professional" Look here Which Windows 7 is right for you? | Windows 7 Insider - CNET Reviews



Ken J
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02 Dec 2010   #3
alan081954

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alan081954 View Post
I am running win 7 home premium. I bought win 7 home professional at an estate auction the other day. (un opened and for $10.00) I did the upgrade advisor and it said I can do the anytime upgrade to the pro version. The one I bought is the full version though. Is there any way of upgrading to the pro version without losing any of my current programs and info?
Hate to tell you but there is no "home Professional" Look here Which Windows 7 is right for you? | Windows 7 Insider - CNET Reviews



Ken J
Thanks Ken, I meant the pro version
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02 Dec 2010   #4
Bill2

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

Run the anytime upgrade and enter the full version key, when asked for.
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02 Dec 2010   #5
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

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Run the anytime upgrade and enter the full version key, when asked for.
As bill said,

You wont lose anything as you are only re-entering a product key, everything is already there, its just hidden away where you can't find it.

Just bang the code and you will be back to normal in no time at all.

Lucky
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02 Dec 2010   #6
alan081954

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

It worked! Thanks folks.
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02 Dec 2010   #7
Luckystar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

No problem, glad to help.

Lucky
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02 Dec 2010   #8
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Be sure to save externally a Win7 backup image so you never have to reinstall again.

If you do, then boot the Win7 Pro DVD to reinstall.

Full retail Pro can also migrate to any other machine of your choice for life, as long as it's on only one at a time.

You can reinstall Home Premium to the current machine also at any time if its the native OS whose value is not being realized while Pro is on there.

If HP is also a retail copy, then it too can migrate to any machine of your choice.
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