Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
       #1

    Is it possible to transfer installation to different Windows version?


    Hi there,

    I am familiar with transferring an Win 7 OS to different hardware (ie, without doing a clean install)
    But is it possible to transfer from say 'Windows 7 Enterprise' to 'Windows 7 Ultimate', both 64 bit.

    What I am trying to avoid is having to reinstall a zillion programs, that's the goal!

    Any ideas?
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  2. Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #2

    I don't think there is a upgrade path from Enterprise to Ultimate, but if there is then use Anytime Upgrade.

    See here: Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade
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  3. Posts : 2,497
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
       #3

    Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise editions are essentially identical. The only differences are that the Enterprise edition is not a retail product but available only through volume licensing and the premium games are disabled by default. If that does not answer your question you need to explain it more fully.
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  4.    #4

    It's actually because of those different licensing schemes LMiller mentions that there isn't any way to either Anytime Upgrade or use a workaround to change versions when Enterprise is involved.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks guys...

    That's what I thought...looks like I'll be doing a full new install...

    PS. BTW the reason I asked initially was that I was hoping to sell the license on fleabay! HaHa (I had seen someone else sold the same thing and did it twice without getting rousted by the powers that be!!!) But my listing was deleted. So I guess that's a no go!
    Last edited by joshcld9; 21 May 2013 at 14:10.
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  6.    #6

    Enterprise is volume licensed by large organizations so you can't sell it on eBay. It's license is tied up with all the others in that group. Retail, yes, can be resold like any of your other property that you actually own.
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  7. Posts : 27
    se7en x64 Enterprise
       #7

    Wrong/Misleading Information


    gregrocker said:
    Enterprise is volume licensed by large organizations so you can't sell it on eBay. It's license is tied up with all the others in that group. Retail, yes, can be resold like any of your other property that you actually own.

    On first use you agree to not sell, giveaway, backwards engineer etc ... and only make one backup copy of the OS.
    So, either your word is no good or
    your word is no good. (It's got to be one or the other)

    People who think they actually own their copy of Windows and can do what they want with it/to it, also believe Star Trek was filmed on "Remote Location".
    Last edited by mchldpy; 30 Jan 2020 at 10:08. Reason: cuz ...
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  8. Posts : 16,155
    7 X64
       #8

    An author of software cannot oppose the resale of his ‘used’ licences
    https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/...cp120094en.pdf
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  9. Posts : 27
    se7en x64 Enterprise
       #9

    Europe and the USA are two different Countries with differing Laws.
    Here is an easy hint to help alleviate some of your confusion,
    they are not spelled the same.
    Last edited by mchldpy; 31 Jan 2020 at 21:02. Reason: I could tell you but then ...
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