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Windows 7: windows upgrade - skip compatibility test

02 Mar 2011   #11
djyuno

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

uh, i guess i have no other choices then..ill purchase the upgrade key later cz i dnt want to mess the applications reinstallation..thanks!..i live in malaysia btw..


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03 Mar 2011   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

If you were able to download/install or use a usb optical drive to see them go on a fresh install of the edition you want to run you would then be able to use the Windows Easy Transfer tool for later restoring various files and settings on the next edition once that and the apps themselves were seen to.

The Anytime Upgrade option was introduced with the last version of Windows for people who go out and buy a new laptop, desktop, or now a netbook and soon decide they want a different edition from what it came with usually one with more features. That allows you to see that at the much lower cost of not custom installing yourself or a service charge when sending it in for an OS change.

Unfortunately your options there were narrowed down quite a bit. But you will save the apps you want to keep as well as spend less. That's the up side for you.
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03 Mar 2011   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djyuno View Post
uh, i guess i have no other choices then..ill purchase the upgrade key later cz i dnt want to mess the applications reinstallation..thanks!..i live in malaysia btw..
Please notice that the option for online Anytime Upgrade we all recommended for you earlier in this thread is not available in your home country Malaysia. The countries where it's available are mentioned in this post. You need to find a retailer who sells the Anytime Upgrade license. Here's some more info on that regarding Malaysia: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-MY/w...nytime-upgrade

You can also use an Upgrade version of another edition of Windows 7, you do not need to buy a full retail version. Wherever you buy it, you get the official install media, too. A downloadable ISO if you buy directly from Microsoft or other legal online sources, or a DVD if you buy from a store.

The easiest for you would be to use Windows Easy Transfer as Night Hawk here above suggested, then do a clean install using the upgrade version of another Seven edition, the one you purchased.

Kari
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03 Mar 2011   #14
gregrocker

 

As I stated there is a workaround for in-place Upgrading between versions of Win7 when you cannot do Anytime. Let us know when you have a retail installer with Key.
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03 Mar 2011   #15
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
As I stated there is a workaround for in-place Upgrading between versions of Win7 when you cannot do Anytime. Let us know when you have a retail installer with Key.
Very important point.

Kari
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03 Mar 2011   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Typically the workaround referred to would be the unlocking of all editions seen with the iso which still would require the product key for the edition you plan to run. That would still tend to be a clean install however.

As far as the apps you want to keep as long as you can find and install those fresh on a clean install of the intended edition the Windows Easy Transfer will work for restoration of the files and settings for those and other things. If you could reply back with a list of them we could find if they are available separately hopefully fat least some of them reewares as well.

Since you are using a netbook the only options for using the WET is with an external usb hard drive, flash drive(large enough), or a usb dvd burner with the backup files being burned or written to a data dvd or rw media. One guide for using the tool is seen at Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

With the OEM version of the Starter edtion there you may need to download the WET direct from MS however if for some reason it wasn't included with their preinstall. Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

The comparison chart initially made up for 7 shows it should already be included however. Compare Windows 7 Editions
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