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Windows 7: Question about upgrading 7 home premium dell oem

07 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 premium 64bit
Question about upgrading 7 home premium dell oem

Hi all great win 7 forum just what I was looking for, I have a quick question. I have a dell one 19' all-in-one which has dell oem win 7 home premium what i need to know is can I buy a dell resource disk win 7 pro from thebay install it and use the win 7 home premium serial # from the bottom of the dell to activate the 7 pro?

Thanks for any help

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07 Mar 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


You'll have to buy an Anytime Upgrade key to change from Home Premium to Pro version.

You can also use a retail Pro key.

Just type Anytime in Start Search box to start the Process, then insert the Pro Key.
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07 Mar 2011   #3

windows 7 premium 64bit

I have the 7 home premium install that came with it from dell. it is activated. The COA sticker is for the 7 home premium, so can i use that for the 7 pro? i guess that is what i'm asking.
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07 Mar 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP


If you're looking to upgrade from Home Premium to Pro, I would use Anytime Upgrade.

Type Anytime Upgrade into start search box, insert the Pro Product Key which you buy.

I would be careful where I buy the Product key - only use a reliable seller.

You can use either an Anytime key or a retail key.
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07 Mar 2011   #5

windows 7 premium 64bit

so than I cant get the dell win 7 pro resource disk do a clean install and use the COA sticker, is that what your saying?
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07 Mar 2011   #6

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

The Dell resource disk contains device drivers, diagnostic utilities and links to online documentation relevant to the specific model it was made for. It does not contain the OS, so it cant be used to reinstall the OS. If anybody on Ebay is advertising that the resource disk can be used to reinstall the OS, they are frauding. If you have a dell with a genuine win7 home premium you can download the resource disk from dell's support page.

If you want to upgrade to pro, buy an anytime license or an upgrade license as already advised.
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08 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 10 Pro X64

To answer your question, no, you can't use a Home Premium key with a Pro installation.
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