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Windows 7: win 7 hp to win prof upgrade

22 Feb 2012   #1
thomas travel

win 7 hp 64bit
win 7 hp to win prof upgrade

1st post. Hi i've purchased an asus k53e notebook for my son which has win 7hp installed. i've also got win 7 prof which i downloaded and paid for with authorized key. My question is this, can i use the anytime upgrade facility and use my genuine prof key instead of using the dvd with the downloaded prof 7 which i burned?

ps. I'm not too proficient so answers should be kept simple please...dooooooooooh

Many thanks,


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22 Feb 2012   #2

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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

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?
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22 Feb 2012   #3
thomas travel

win 7 hp 64bit

Thanks fellas.
Yes i've already made recovery discs of the factory installed win 7 hp.
When i use the anytime upgrade will any other factory installed apps remain on the system or will they be deleted?
Thanks once again for the very quick responses
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22 Feb 2012   #4
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Nothing will change at all except a few expensive features will be unlocked and your version will read Pro instead of Premium.

Nevertheless back up an image and your files as a matter of course with any upgrade or reinstall against the extremely rare possibility of failure. You also want to save an HPrem image so you have an easy path back.
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22 Feb 2012   #5
thomas travel

win 7 hp 64bit

Thanks a lot
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23 Feb 2012   #6
thomas travel

win 7 hp 64bit

More help please.
i've tried to use the anytime upgrade function. It allows me to enter my key (which i received after paying for the student upgrade download <burn to disc>,
but eventually leads to the message "ENTER A DIFFERENT UPGRADE KEY. the key you entered does not work with anytime upgrade"
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