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Windows 7: Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade query

08 Jan 2019   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade query


A few years back I bought a PC which had Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I purchased a Windows Anytime Upgrade pack to get me to Windows 7 Ultimate.

My hard drive has now died and I would like to resurrect Win7 Ult on the new drive. From what I recall before there was an icon which you clicked that took you to an MS page where you inserted the upgrade key.

I have product key for the original Win 7 Home Premium installation and the relevant Win 7 Home Premium ISO. I get the impression that Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade is no longer available so I am wondering how to go about doing the upgrade using the key I have available.



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08 Jan 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi soulman1949,

As you have marked this thread as Solved, I assume that you have found a solution to your problem/question. Can you please post the solution so that other people visiting this thread that have the same problem/question can benefit and learn from your experience.
Thank you!
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08 Jan 2019   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

Does the ultimate DVD came with a Upgrade label on it?
The Win 7 ultimate should have come with a ultimate code key.
If you have the ultimate code key and the DVD came with a Upgrade label on it, just do a clean install without activating.
Then repeat the clean install, deleting all partitions on the disk.
Upgrade installation disk will search for a Windows folder. So the first installation will be only to create a windows folder, the second installation will to activate.
If you download a Win 7 ultimate SP1 you don't need to install twice. In witch language you want to install?
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