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Windows 7: Upgrade from windows home basic or preminum to windows 7

11 Aug 2010   #1
VKV

windows 7 home premium, windows XP, ubuntu
 
 
Upgrade from windows home basic or preminum to windows 7

Hi all,

Could you please help me out in this !!

I have a Dell Laptop with windows 7 Home basic. But I Don't have a Windows 7 professional License . So how can I upgrade windows 7 home basic to windows 7 professional online.
Do I need to buy a License or any other way to Upgrade with out buying a License ?

Please Help me out in This


Advance Thanks and Regards


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11 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You must have a key (license). I suggest that you buy the upgrade DVD and do a clean install. You can also do an anytime upgrade, but that method is not the best, it is not a clean install.

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11 Aug 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can also do an anytime upgrade, but that method is not the best, it is not a clean install.
It doesn't need to be Anytime Upgrade just activates the bits that are disabled. You don't have to go though the lengthy upgrade processes you normally do. So in this case it is the best choice.
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11 Aug 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Logicearth has given good advice, but be sure there are no problems with your current OS. No malware, corruption, etc. They will be carried over to the new system.
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11 Aug 2010   #5
VKV

windows 7 home premium, windows XP, ubuntu
 
 

So I cant use the same license of that windows 7 home basic I'm holding?

What if it is Home premium?





Advance Thanks and Regards
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11 Aug 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No, Sorry, Microsoft is a business trying to make money. You bought a license (key) for one edition, You need another key to install another.
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11 Aug 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I would combine both suggestions above. I'd buy the DVD, so you can do clean/fresh installs in the future, but once you get the DVD, just pop in the key from what you buy, and it will be upgraded on the fly to Professional.
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11 Aug 2010   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VKV View Post
So I cant use the same license of that windows 7 home basic I'm holding?
No, because the different versions were created for different end users and were priced accordingly as well. You wouldn't want to pay the same higher price as someone who wanted Ultimate features, if all you needed was a basic OS, right?
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11 Aug 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I would combine both suggestions above. I'd buy the DVD, so you can do clean/fresh installs in the future, but once you get the DVD, just pop in the key from what you buy, and it will be upgraded on the fly to Professional.
The problem is that I think under the EULA you'd need to buy a full retail version Win7 as Starter does not qualify for Upgrade to Win7..

So the priciing might make Anytime Upgrade a better buy. Check for yourself.

If you have on hand any retail copy of XP or Vista, even if it isn't installed, then you do qualify for Upgrade version so you can try it's key in Anytime Upgrade, or clean reinstall using DVD. There is even a workaround to do an in-place Upgrade between Win7 versions.
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13 Aug 2010   #10
VKV

windows 7 home premium, windows XP, ubuntu
 
 

Thank you All for helping me,
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