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Windows 7: Can't upgraded from win7 home to win 7 pro

01 Nov 2012   #1
mccdaddy

Windows 7 home Premium
 
 
Can't upgraded from win7 home to win 7 pro

I tried using the Windows anytime upgrade and it lets me know my key will not work. I received Windows 7 pro w/sp1 from school with a key and wanted to upgrade. When I try using the cd I created with the pro it says I must use Windows anytime upgrade. Please help.


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01 Nov 2012   #2
derekimo

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Welcome to the forum,

Are you talking about the dreamspark program, where you got the Win 7 pro?

Here are the install options from the dreamspark page for win 7 pro,

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01 Nov 2012   #3
mccdaddy

Windows 7 home Premium
 
 

So custom means I need to do a clean install? Will I be able to use my back up disks to restore my settings and files after?
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01 Nov 2012   #4
derekimo

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Yes custom means a clean install.

What backup discs are you talking about? One's you created or factory restore discs?

You can move your files back in to a clean install, you will have to redo your settings though.

I would create an image before doing anything so you always have that to go back on if needed or wanted.
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01 Nov 2012   #5
mccdaddy

Windows 7 home Premium
 
 

Thank you for all your knowledge.
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