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Windows 7: How do I upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate with out the admin password

12 Apr 2014   #11
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

He could have bought an Anytime Upgrade key which is how Win7 is changed to a higher version. I'm not aware of who is stlll selling those but it's possible someone is, even MS store. I keep waiting for them to start selling all retail versions of Win7 again since it's their only successful OS now.

We are not going to help you hack a password, but if your friend wants Ultimate on his PC then tell him to follow these steps to insert the key to unlock the extra features in Ultimate: Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums

Be aware that most consumers don't need the few extra expensive features in Ultimate, so making the decision to change versions should be based on the features that the user knows (s)he needs: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums


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12 Apr 2014   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

He apparently already did Greg.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronWarMachine View Post
I already upgraded his OS while he wasn't looking, and his account was open. Thanks anyway
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12 Apr 2014   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Is w7 Starter eligible for Anytime upgrade? As I understand it, it was not sold, only installed on OEM machines of very low end netbooks and such, some with Atom processors.
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13 Apr 2014   #14
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Hey, it could happen!



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Is w7 Starter eligible for Anytime upgrade? As I understand it, it was not sold, only installed on OEM machines of very low end netbooks and such, some with Atom processors.
Yeah Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

I don't see Anytime Upgrade being sold anywhere though. Do you?

A full or upgrade retail Ultimate key could also be inserted ("I'm just checkin my email in here!") but I don't see those anywhere nowadays either.
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13 Apr 2014   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

I want to see an MGADiag report - none of this sounds right to me

MS Stopped selling Win7 Anytime Upgrades the day Windows 8 was released.

we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
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13 Apr 2014   #16
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronWarMachine View Post
I already upgraded his OS while he wasn't looking, and his account was open. Thanks anyway
Who sneaks around to upgrade someone's PC? This guy is just full of tall stories.
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13 Apr 2014   #17
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the info Greg, I don't get the pic though?

Noel, the OP is not going to do a MGA report unless the friend isn't looking again.
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13 Apr 2014   #18
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Thanks for the info Greg, I don't get the pic though?
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She is also well known for her often quoted catch phrase, "It could happen!"
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13 Apr 2014   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Ahh, thanks Derek. there's so much this ole country boy ain't aware of.
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13 Apr 2014   #20
IronWarMachine

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
So has he seen it yet?
Yes he has. He couldnt thank me enough, because his current financial situation isnt that great, and he has been wanting to upgrade for awhile but, due to his financial situation, he couldnt.
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