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

12 Apr 2014   #1
IronWarMachine

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

I just recently (recently meaning a while ago) bought a Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade key, and I want to surprise a friend by upgrading his OS to Windows 7 Ultimate, but I do not know his administrator password. The only password I know of is an account he set up for me. Does anyone know how I can upgrade his OS without asking him for his administrator password? If it helps, he is currently using the Windows 7 Starter operating system. Thank you in advance. To clear up some confusion, the key was got when I bought the upgrade on his computer. I have marked this as solved because earlier when I went over to his house to help him with some maintenance around his house, I saw that his account was still open and upgraded his OS while he wasn't looking.


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12 Apr 2014   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great question. One you're going to have to ask elsewhere as no one here is going to answer it.
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12 Apr 2014   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

1) If you just bought a Key without accompanying software, then it's by definition counterfeit.
2) No-one here is allowed to tell you how to bypass security systems.
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12 Apr 2014   #4
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Read the forum rules:
Windows 7 Help Forums - Forum Rules

Specifically:
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6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.
That is precisely what you are asking for. Your reasons for doing this are not relevant.
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12 Apr 2014   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I doubt a machine with w7 Starter will run Ultimate anyway, the whole story, I think, is bogus.
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12 Apr 2014   #6
IronWarMachine

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Sorry

I know that a key cannot be bought on its own. I bought the upgrade on my friends computer, and when it gave me the key, i tried to use it to upgrade his os but it wouldnt let me. Sorry for the confusion.
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12 Apr 2014   #7
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Yeah, we just can't help you get around his password, just surprise him by telling him and he can let you in his admin account.
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12 Apr 2014   #8
IronWarMachine

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I already upgraded his OS while he wasn't looking, and his account was open. Thanks anyway
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12 Apr 2014   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

So has he seen it yet?
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12 Apr 2014   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IronWarMachine View Post
I know that a key cannot be bought on its own. I bought the upgrade on my friends computer, and when it gave me the key, i tried to use it to upgrade his os but it wouldnt let me. Sorry for the confusion.
Does any of the above make sense to anyone? This guy is just full of stories that make no sense.
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