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Windows 7: Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium

27 Feb 2011   #11
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RGDave View Post
and Hello from over the border - Shropshire!

I guess as you know what you're doing, an upgrade will be fine. If you've added some RAM and know how to back up properly, you are in business.

Good luck with the project.

Dave
Thanks Dave, I'll post back here when I've done it - probably later in the week.


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27 Feb 2011   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is neeed.

Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Takes 10 mins.

Note for SP1 added to tutorial.
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28 Feb 2011   #13
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is neeed.

Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Takes 10 mins.

Note for SP1 added to tutorial.
Many thanks for that, theog.
I had wondered about the SP1 upgrade - which I have already successfully completed.
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03 Mar 2011   #14
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Update

I first connected an external hard drive by the USB connection in the Netbook and created a system image onto the EHD.

Next I created a system restore point.

Then I proceeded with the Anytime Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium, following the tutorial in the link posted above by theog.

Since I had already downloaded and installed the SP1 prior to the upgrade decision, I was very grateful for the additional information at the end of the tutorial...
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NOTE: When using Anytime Upgrade with SP1 installed, you may receive a message.
Upgrade was not successful.



Close Window.



Manually RESTART your PC, & Upgrade will continue.
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A manual RESTART was required and the upgrade continued as promised.

All back to normal now. No adverse reactions whatsoever.
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03 Mar 2011   #15
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

NOW, save an image of the new, upgraded install- that way you wont have to bother with AUing every time something goes wrong.
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03 Mar 2011   #16
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
NOW, save an image of the new, upgraded install- that way you wont have to bother with AUing every time something goes wrong.
Now why didn't I think of that!

Thanks Bill2 - I would +rep you again, if I could.
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04 Mar 2011   #17
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You are welcome, Irene.
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