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Windows 7: install Win 7 pro from Win 7 Enterprise 90 days

25 Oct 2009   #1
seveniaperce

Windows Seven 64
 
 
install Win 7 pro from Win 7 Enterprise 90 days

Hello,

Will it be possible to "upgrade" directly from Enterprise 90 days trying version to a standard pro version ? I assume if Seven is from Vista installable it should be also from Seven (?)

Thank you


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25 Oct 2009   #2
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

If you mean upgrade-in-place, not normally. (It may be possible to hack the installer to do it. It won't help that the Enterprise edition is essentially the same as Ultimate, so it'd be a downgrade as well.)

If you ask whether the Enterprise eval version would qualify for the use of an upgrade license for a custom (clean) install, I'd say almost certainly. The betas (I has 7229 X86 and 7232 X64) did.
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25 Oct 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seveniaperce View Post
Hello,

Will it be possible to "upgrade" directly from Enterprise 90 days trying version to a standard pro version ? I assume if Seven is from Vista installable it should be also from Seven (?)

Thank you
No Not possible. Clean install only. Plus note the different versions. Enterprise vs Pro

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #4
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

If you are test driving Windows 7 Enterprise you will have to do a clean install. The purpose behind 7 Enterprise was to give IT departments a chance to see if Win 7 was a possible upgrade to Vista and XP IT systems.
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25 Oct 2009   #5
seveniaperce

Windows Seven 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
No Not possible. Clean install only. Plus note the different versions. Enterprise vs Pro
Ken
Thanks Ken. Version are different allright but what could be bad for the install ? It should normally be without problem from the compatibility point of view... In any case much better than from the beta versions I think (?)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
(It may be possible to hack the installer to do it. It won't help that the Enterprise edition is essentially the same as Ultimate, so it'd be a downgrade as well.)
It is a downgrade certainly. So you confirm it would be normally possible with the same trick as other use from the RC (with virtual disk etc)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee
The purpose behind 7 Enterprise was to give IT departments a chance to see if Win 7 was a possible upgrade to Vista and XP IT systems.
It seems to me that the purpose was also to verify compatibilty with the hardware of the company...even a small company.

Thank you
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25 Oct 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seveniaperce View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
No Not possible. Clean install only. Plus note the different versions. Enterprise vs Pro
Ken
Thanks Ken. Version are different allright but what could be bad for the install ? It should normally be without problem from the compatibility point of view... In any case much better than from the beta versions I think (?)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
(It may be possible to hack the installer to do it. It won't help that the Enterprise edition is essentially the same as Ultimate, so it'd be a downgrade as well.)
It is a downgrade certainly. So you confirm it would be normally possible with the same trick as other use from the RC (with virtual disk etc)
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lee
The purpose behind 7 Enterprise was to give IT departments a chance to see if Win 7 was a possible upgrade to Vista and XP IT systems.
It seems to me that the purpose was also to verify compatibilty with the hardware of the company...even a small company.

Thank you

The problem is that the trial is timebombed to stop @ 90 days. If you upgrade instead of clean install the new version will then be timebombed.

Ken
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25 Oct 2009   #7
seveniaperce

Windows Seven 64
 
 

Aaargh this is not cool...

And is it the same problem with those who trick the installer and upgrade from the RC or the beta version ?

Thank you
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25 Oct 2009   #8
ccatlett1984

 

the timebomb is part of the ei.cfg file used, its tied to the serial the trial uses on installation.
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25 Oct 2009   #9
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
the timebomb is part of the ei.cfg file used, its tied to the serial the trial uses on installation.
It doesn't really make sense. Even in XP64 and Server 2003 days the trial versions were timebombed by more than the product key. In other words, the product key was not the only factor in determining the trial duration.

If what you are saying is true then right now everyone can download the FULL VERSION of Windows directly from Microsoft themselves. Has Microsoft taken two steps backwards in their quest to prevent piracy?
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25 Oct 2009   #10
seveniaperce

Windows Seven 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
If what you are saying is true then right now everyone can download the FULL VERSION of Windows directly from Microsoft themselves. Has Microsoft taken two steps backwards in their quest to prevent piracy?
Hum I don't see any piracy in what I would like to do... I paid for the upgrade anyway. The only question is "is the hardest and painfull way necessary or is there a soft and elegant other way to make it."

Thanks
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