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Windows 7: 7 Pro upgrade through MSDNAA question

15 Sep 2010   #11
Bill2

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

1) Yes, you can install multiple versions of win7 on different partitions. See this excellent thread on the subject.

can i install two win7 in two partition in same pc?

However, I dont see much point in that because you'll need to reinstall all your programs anyway plus you might run into bootup problems.

2) What you can do is use win7 Easy Transfer to back up settings to an external hdd, then restore them in the new setup. Easy transfer lets you migrate program settings (not the actual programs themselves), user accounts, internet favourites etc. See this page.

Transferring files and settings: frequently asked questions

Make sure you back up all data files (just copy paste to external media). Then, do a clean install of win7 over the current win7 partition, reinstall drivers and programs, and restore easy transfer settings saved on the external drive.

3) All the HP software can be downloaded from the HP support page for your model. Office 2007 reinstall shouldnt be a problem since there is no change in hardware.

4) Just a couple of additional things though. You CAN purchase an anytime upgrade key and be done with it. Second, are you sure you need Pro over home premium? For a typical home user, the home premium edition normally suffices. What additional features are you hoping for from pro?


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15 Sep 2010   #12
Lurch

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) Yes, you can install multiple versions of win7 on different partitions. See this excellent thread on the subject.

can i install two win7 in two partition in same pc?

However, I dont see much point in that because you'll need to reinstall all your programs anyway plus you might run into bootup problems.

2) What you can do is use win7 Easy Transfer to back up settings to an external hdd, then restore them in the new setup. Easy transfer lets you migrate program settings (not the actual programs themselves), user accounts, internet favourites etc. See this page.

Transferring files and settings: frequently asked questions

Make sure you back up all data files (just copy paste to external media). Then, do a clean install of win7 over the current win7 partition, reinstall drivers and programs, and restore easy transfer settings saved on the external drive.

3) All the HP software can be downloaded from the HP support page for your model. Office 2007 reinstall shouldnt be a problem since there is no change in hardware.

4) Just a couple of additional things though. You CAN purchase an anytime upgrade key and be done with it. Second, are you sure you need Pro over home premium? For a typical home user, the home premium edition normally suffices. What additional features are you hoping for from pro?

yeah i guess i really needa invest in a good external hard drive.

And yes i am sure i need Pro because i am a student going through computer networking classes and things of that nature on my way to a networking degree, and for labs and things like that in class we use all pro software, and i plan on setting up a home network using one of my old desktops and installing server 2008 on it, i also want to have Virtual PC so i can run all those kinds of things in a virtual environment. My main thing is that i just got this laptop, and i just put pretty much all my music into itunes on here, which well lets just say its alot of music..

Not sure if you can anwser this for me or not but if i delete the windows 7 home.. will that void the 2 year warranty, and 2 year accidental protection insurance i bought from HP if something were to go wrong??

Thanks
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15 Sep 2010   #13
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

In regards to the voiding the warranty, that is on the hardware itself. So it should not void the warranty, just to be safe I would check with HP.
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15 Sep 2010   #14
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) Yes, you can install multiple versions of win7 on different partitions. See this excellent thread on the subject.

can i install two win7 in two partition in same pc?

However, I dont see much point in that because you'll need to reinstall all your programs anyway plus you might run into bootup problems.

2) What you can do is use win7 Easy Transfer to back up settings to an external hdd, then restore them in the new setup. Easy transfer lets you migrate program settings (not the actual programs themselves), user accounts, internet favourites etc. See this page.

Transferring files and settings: frequently asked questions

Make sure you back up all data files (just copy paste to external media). Then, do a clean install of win7 over the current win7 partition, reinstall drivers and programs, and restore easy transfer settings saved on the external drive.

3) All the HP software can be downloaded from the HP support page for your model. Office 2007 reinstall shouldnt be a problem since there is no change in hardware.

4) Just a couple of additional things though. You CAN purchase an anytime upgrade key and be done with it. Second, are you sure you need Pro over home premium? For a typical home user, the home premium edition normally suffices. What additional features are you hoping for from pro?

yeah i guess i really needa invest in a good external hard drive.

And yes i am sure i need Pro because i am a student going through computer networking classes and things of that nature on my way to a networking degree, and for labs and things like that in class we use all pro software, and i plan on setting up a home network using one of my old desktops and installing server 2008 on it, i also want to have Virtual PC so i can run all those kinds of things in a virtual environment. My main thing is that i just got this laptop, and i just put pretty much all my music into itunes on here, which well lets just say its alot of music..

Not sure if you can anwser this for me or not but if i delete the windows 7 home.. will that void the 2 year warranty, and 2 year accidental protection insurance i bought from HP if something were to go wrong??

Thanks
You need to go through the warranty conditions or contact HP to figure that out.
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15 Sep 2010   #15
gregrocker

 

Since you were told that your AA key is Volume License, I would imagine that is the reason why it isn't working in Anytime Upgrade since we have many confirmations of retail keys working thusly.

For that reason, I am not sure it will work in the popular workaround by which many have moved between Win7 versions. However you can try. Back up your files and a Win7 backup image. Then set a Restore Point, change the two Registry keys shown below to Professional exactly as they are typed here. This fools the installer into thinking it is doing an always-allowed Repair install of the same version using the Pro installer - if yours is even compatible with a retail install. If not, it should not let Upgrade proceed. If so, as this always resets activation you will have a clean slate to activate with the Pro Product Key.

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