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Windows 7: Completely wipe HDD using Windows 7 Installation Disc (X: Drive?)

02 Jul 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Good to go now. I had to point 4 drivers (HotkeyDriver_v11.1.1100.0_52P_52Q_W764_ss8605, LanDriver_v11.5.10.0_52P_52Q_W764_ss8600, ModemDriver_v7.80.4.0_52P_52Q_W764_ss8598 and the PanasonicMiscDriver_v1.3.1100.100_52P_52Q_W764_ss8608) that did not have setup files. Thanks Amigo! On a separate note a few more questions...I loaded the OS Windows 7 Home Premium from a disk mailed to me that I purchased from Microsoft about a year ago. If I do the Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate will they mail me another disk with Ultimate on it to reload in the future. Also, once upgraded can I then load the original Home Premium OS on another computer?

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02 Jul 2013   #12
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Anytime Upgrade is just a key that unlocks a few extra expensive features that almost no consumer needs. Otherwise it's the same OS exactly.

If you Anything Upgrade save a WIn7 backup image of Home Premium, then after Upgrade save a backup image of the higher version. Then you have a way to revert to either without having to reinstall Home Premium and Anytime Upgrade again.

Your Premium license becomes overridden by the Anytime Upgrade and can't be used while it is qualifying for the Upgrade. However you can break them apart to use Factory OEM Home Premium again on the PC it came with, or migrate the Anytime Upgrade which can move to Upgrade another PC since it is retail.
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