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Windows 7: 7 Pro upgrade through MSDNAA question

15 Sep 2010   #1
Lurch

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
7 Pro upgrade through MSDNAA question

Okay so i am signed up with the MSDN-AA program and have downloaded windows 7 professional, now i want to put it on my main PC which has the home premium.. Obviously you all know that the anytime upgrade doesn't work with these keys nor can you upgrade using the iso provided. my question is,
Is there ANYWAY to get around doing a clean install? anyway to upgrade and keep all my files and settings and things without formatting the whole drive??

Thanks


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15 Sep 2010   #2
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
Obviously you all know that the anytime upgrade doesn't work with these keys
I dont. Have you tried running Anytime upgrade with the msdn keys?
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15 Sep 2010   #3
Lurch

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lurch View Post
Obviously you all know that the anytime upgrade doesn't work with these keys
I dont. Have you tried running Anytime upgrade with the msdn keys?

lol sorry, yes i have and ive researched it they are considered a volume license key or something like that and do not work with anytime upgrade, Yes i have tried lol
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15 Sep 2010   #4
Bill2

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

Can you tell us what error message you get when using the AA keys?
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15 Sep 2010   #5
mckillwashere

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

Actually I have an msdn account and Anytime upgrade works for me and my associates.
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15 Sep 2010   #6
Lurch

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Can you tell us what error message you get when using the AA keys?
it accepts key makes me accept the terms and then when i click upgrade and it starts up it then says The upgrade key you entered is for an edition of windows that does not work with anytime upgrade. enter a different upgrade key

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Actually I have an msdn account and Anytime upgrade works for me and my associates.
thats weird, im not sure but maybe there are different accounts? im on the Academic Alliance account through my college, i emailed the admin and he said they do not work with the anytime upgrade that you have to do a clean install, but when using the iso and clicking upgrade it says please use anytime upgrade, so im just wondering if anybody has found a way around this...
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15 Sep 2010   #7
mckillwashere

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

That is weird the one I have is through bizspark.
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15 Sep 2010   #8
Bill2

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

If it aint working, I doubt you can force it. There was always a lack of clarity about what keys work with Anytime Upgrade, I remember there was a debate even over full retail keys. Worse, some keys work for some people and not for others.

However, if your college says they wont work, i guess the matter is settled. Since Anytime Upgrade is the only way you can move from one edition of win7 to another, Clean Install is your only alternative.
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15 Sep 2010   #9
Lurch

Windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
If it aint working, I doubt you can force it. There was always a lack of clarity about what keys work with Anytime Upgrade, I remember there was a debate even over full retail keys. Worse, some keys work for some people and not for others.

However, if your college says they wont work, i guess the matter is settled. Since Anytime Upgrade is the only way you can move from one edition of win7 to another, Clean Install is your only alternative.
yeahh i kinda figured haha but sometimes ppl find those crazy ways around things like i remember the vista upgrade cds that were sent out could do a full clean install it was weird but hey it worked, okay so do you think i could install it on another partition on my drive and then copy all my files and stuff and then format the other partition and then merge them toghether? or would i be better off doing a backup and full format and clean install?

also i have an hp pavilion dv6 how do i get all the hp stuff back like the webcam things, advisor dock, and also how do i transfer my office student edition i have a cd but will i be able to activate it again?

Thanks
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15 Sep 2010   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You may be able to find the programs on HP's support site... You shouldn't have any problems reinstalling Office...
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