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Windows 7: Genuine Copy Help

15 Dec 2014   #1
hankster112

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Genuine Copy Help

I am currently running Windows 7 Professional SP1. However, it's not genuine. (Don't yell at me yet, let me explain)

I had an old computer that was running Windows Vista. It was official and had a Vista activation key. I then purchased a key that let me upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Home Premium. I then got another upgrade key that upgraded me from HP to Pro. Skip ahead to me screwing up my computer, and not wanting to install from Vista and work my way up, I just installed an unlicensed Windows 7 Pro. Is there a way I can make this copy legal, or will I have to reinstall from Vista and work my way up?


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15 Dec 2014   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

What type of Upgrade did you get for the Home Premium to Pro?,
If if was the full retail package with disks etc, then you can do a repair install using the disks.
If it was an Anytime Upgrade, then you'd have to start with Windows 7 Home Premium, get that activated, and then do the upgrade again.

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15 Dec 2014   #3
hankster112

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

So that means I don't have to start at Vista?
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16 Dec 2014   #4
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Nope - either Win7 HP or (if you have the full retail Upgrade) Win7Pro
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