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Windows 7: Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful

16 Jun 2011   #1
eyevisual

windows 7 ultimate with SP1
 
 
Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful

Greetings!

To: Advanced Users and Members

I made this thread for open source workarounds related to Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful. When you encountered this problem the system would not give any error code.


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16 Jun 2011   #2
eyevisual

windows 7 ultimate with SP1
 
 

What are the main reasons to consider when performing WAU was not successful.
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16 Jun 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyevisual View Post
Greetings!

To: Advanced Users and Members

I made this thread for open source workarounds related to Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful. Due to when you encountered this problem the system would not give any error code to start with isolating the problem why it fails.
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If my experience is anything to go by you'll find that Windows 7's SP1 is the culprit.

It would appear that the upgrade path from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Ultimate will work OK, but if you install SP1 to Windows 7 Professional, and then try the Windows Anytime Upgrade, the process will fail because the addition of SP1 invalidates the upgrade path.

To prove my point, I uninstalled SP1, rebooted my computer and retried the upgrade from Professional, and then re-installed SP1. Viola! No more problems.

To uninstall SP1, go to Start>Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall A Program>View Installed Updates and select Service Pack For Microsoft Windows (KB976932) then click Uninstall.

Carry out the upgrade to whichever version you've paid for, and then re-install SP1.
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16 Jun 2011   #4
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Take a look at this:

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
Note for sp1 add.
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16 Jun 2011   #5
eyevisual

windows 7 ultimate with SP1
 
 

I really appreciate you provided an absolute workaround in this scenario. What i am collecting right now for instance. I am doing WAU from starter to home premium and it fails. Product Key is Legitimate. Does Windows anytime upgrade consider hardware specifications.
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16 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Do you really think anyone can see / read that font color?
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16 Jun 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Do you really think anyone can see / read that font color?
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16 Jun 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eyevisual View Post
I really appreciate you provided an absolute workaround in this scenario. What i am collecting right now for instance. I am doing WAU from starter to home premium and it fails. Product Key is Legitimate. Does Windows anytime upgrade consider hardware specifications.
"I really appreciate you provided an absolute workaround in this scenario. What i am collecting right now for instance. I am doing WAU from starter to home premium and it fails. Product Key is Legitimate. Does Windows anytime upgrade consider hardware specifications."

See? We can read it now!


Did you try the workaround? If Windows 7 installs and activates, there are no hardware issues to consider.

The point I'm trying to make is that if you upgrade from Windows 7 to another version before SP1 is installed the upgrade will work.

If you try to upgrade AFTER SP1 is installed, the upgrade WON'T work.

Just give it a try and see.
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16 Jun 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Anytime upgrade will work with SP1, read the add-on in:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
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16 Jun 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Anytime upgrade will work with SP1, read the add-on in:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
In that case, I'm happy to revise my assumption that SP1 was the sole part of the problem. Thanks for that, theog.
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