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Windows 7: Upgrade Home Premium to Enterprise

05 Jul 2010   #21
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

is your name cindy?


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05 Jul 2010   #22
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
is your name cindy?
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05 Jul 2010   #23
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
is your name cindy?
Delores? in room 3? That you?

Thought so.
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06 Jul 2010   #24
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can change Premium to Ultimate using the popular workaround...

*snip*
i thought i'ld post to say that this didn't work either. maybe it's because i tried upgrading to the ultimate N version?

i dunno, it doesn't matter to me now, as i've done a clean install today.
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06 Jul 2010   #25
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Just a couple of points.

2) Enterprise version and Ultimate version have identical features but they are NOT identical versions. So, as you would have already seen from the link Theog posted, a Home premium upgrade to Ultimate is possible but not to Enterprise. The reason is Enterprise is only sold via a Volume License agreement and a local activation server.

To switch to the university's Enterprise license, you would need to do a clean install. So, back up your data and image your existing windows (since you have paid for them and may want to revert to them at a future date), then clean install Enterprise.
+1: I work with Enterprise all the time, your best bet is to do clean install. There are ways to get around this but I would not recommend them and you are only asking for problems in the future.
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06 Jul 2010   #26
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Bill is correct: mixed reports on whether retail key will always work in an Anytime Upgrade.

But as he points out the licensing scheme is separate under Enterprise anyway, so a retail key (including Anytime) will not work, only a volume license key.

Nor will the popular workaround to fool installer into thinking it is doing a Repair Install (upgrade over itself) by changing two registry keys to reflect same version. Even if it worked, it will not activate without volume license.
+1: Also need to remember that you need the MAK key to get started and then setup your KMS server for your VLP Key.
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06 Jul 2010   #27
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I would highly recommend wiping the laptops (gets off all that crapware) and just install Enterprise. Do this once, make a system image, use it on all the laptops. I am sure you know how to deploy

~Lordbob
+1: Again: I work with Enterprise all the time, your best bet is to do clean install. There are ways to get around this but I would not recommend them and you are only asking for problems in the future.
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06 Jul 2010   #28
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can change Premium to Ultimate using the popular workaround...

*snip*
i thought i'ld post to say that this didn't work either. maybe it's because i tried upgrading to the ultimate N version?

i dunno, it doesn't matter to me now, as i've done a clean install today.

Sorry to hear that the workaround didn't work for you MM.

Yes, Ultimate N is a different version which has its own proper listing for those two registry keys which must be changed. And they must be precisely worded.
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07 Jul 2010   #29
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah, ok greg, no need to ask you for my rep points back now
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