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Windows 7: How to instal Windows 7 Professional over Windows 7 home premium?

26 Jan 2012   #1
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 
How to instal Windows 7 Professional over Windows 7 home premium?

When I bought a Dell desktop computer, it came with windows 7 home premium pre-installed. The computer runs super at the present time. In order to run Xp mode and remote computing, I purchased Windows 7 Professinal OEM. I wish to install it over Windows 7 Home Premium in order to avoid re-installing all software installed under Widnows 7 Home Premium. Please advise me how I can do that.


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26 Jan 2012   #2
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

If you opt for "upgrade" instead of "custom(advanced)" in the step 6 of the tutorial Clean Install Windows 7, it should work .
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26 Jan 2012   #3
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

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
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26 Jan 2012   #4
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

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
Is Win7 Pro considered as Upgrade? As described in the post, my DVD is OEM,not upgrade.
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26 Jan 2012   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Yes, it's an Upgrade.
OEM/Retail makes no difference in htis instance
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26 Jan 2012   #6
hummer7

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

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
It took about 5 min to complete the update Windows 7 professional.
Thank you so much for your info.
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