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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home to Pro Upgrade Problem

17 Aug 2011   #1
Hawkeye5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Home to Pro Upgrade Problem

I have a laptop that came with Windows 7 Home. I need to upgrade to Pro for some classes I am taking. I bought the DVD and started the upgrade, but after asking what type of install I am doing (upgrade or custom) it lists a Windows Compatability Report that tells me I can't upgrade from Home to Pro this way and to go to the Windows Anytime Update. I have tried doing that, but then it says install was unsuccessful. The help desk told me that the disk should do it, it should not redirect to Anytime Update. Anyone know what the problem is?


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17 Aug 2011   #2
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Welcome to the forum.

What did the compatibility report say? Are you trying to go from 32-bit to 64-bit? What are your system specs? A little more detail is needed.

In the mean time, review this page:
What is a Windows 7 Upgrade Compatibility Report, and what do the results mean?
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18 Aug 2011   #3
Hawkeye5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

The compatibility report says that I should use Windows Anytime Update. Two lines, that's it. At least that's all I could get out of it. There was no link and no way to scroll down.

It's a 64 bit system and the upgrade is for that.
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18 Aug 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It's Windows Anytime Upgrade you want, not Windows Anytime Update.

Try this:

Click Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade

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Click Enter an Upgrade Key

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Enter the Win 7 Pro product key of the DVD you bought.

Click Next and follow the Wizard's instructions.


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18 Aug 2011   #5
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It's Windows Anytime Upgrade you want, not Windows Anytime Update.

Try this:

Click Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade

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Click Enter an Upgrade Key

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Enter the Win 7 Pro product key of the DVD you bought.

Click Next and follow the Wizard's instructions.
This method worked for my upgrade to 7 Pro. I was up and running in about 15 or 20 min. Didn't even need the disc.
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18 Aug 2011   #6
Hawkeye5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Yes, I know. My mistake in typing. I was using Anytime Upgrade and it wasn't working. It would get to a certain point and then tell me that the upgrade was unsuccessful. The help desk continues to tell me that the disk should work, that I should not use Anytime Upgrade. Their latest recommendation was to try the custom install. Any thoughts?
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18 Aug 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
NOTE: Check note for SP1.
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18 Aug 2011   #8
Hawkeye5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Okay. I just tried Anytime Upgrade three more times, still hasn't worked. It runs for about 5 minutes saying that it is Starting Upgrade, then stops and says Upgrade Not Successful. No explanation for why it didn't work.
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18 Aug 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Did you reboot the PC?
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18 Aug 2011   #10
Hawkeye5

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 

After Upgrade? Anytime Upgrade says the computer will automatically restart.
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