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Windows 7: anytime update

16 Sep 2012   #1
kitekat

windows 7 starter
 
 
anytime update

Installed win 7 starter, activated, rebooted, ran anytime upgrade, upgraded to home premium, rebooted gives error regarding key and gives me 3 days to get another key and then activate running OEM starter. Please any help have reloaded numerousory times same story


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17 Sep 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Which product key did you use to activate Home Premium? You didn't mention if you purchased a Home Premium upgrade key. You cannot use your Starter key to activate your upgrade, you need to purchase the Home Premium upgrade key in order to do that.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Regards,
Golden
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17 Sep 2012   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html


Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx
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18 Sep 2012   #4
kitekat

windows 7 starter
 
 
key used

I used a home premium upgrade key and that is the error or problem. th
at i picked up
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