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Windows 7: Windows 7 - upgrade from Home Premium to Professional

1 Week Ago   #1
Gorlash

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 - upgrade from Home Premium to Professional

I'm preparing to do this, but I'm nervous... will I even be able to activate Windows 7 Professional after the install?? I don't know what parts of this will still work.

I noticed that I cannot run Windows Update on Win 7 Home Premium any more; it displays an error message saying update could not run, I need to reboot my machine, but rebooting doesn't fix anything. So I'm wondering where I will be if I try to do any upgrade at this point...


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1 Week Ago   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To upgrade from Home Premium to Professional you need a valid Professional license key.
M$ doesn't sell any kind of Win 7 for years and I don't think you will find any reliable for sale.
DON'T BUY a license key on ebay. The chances are you will loose money.

The questions are:
- Do you have a valid Professional license key?
- Why do you want or need a Professional version?
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1 Week Ago   #3
Volume Z

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gorlash View Post
it displays an error message saying update could not run, I need to reboot my machine
Tried this?

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service - Microsoft Community
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1 Week Ago   #4
Gorlash

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Ahhh... cool ... So Windows Modules Installer was set to Manual, and when I reset it to Automatic and rebooted, it changed back to Manual. Anyway, I changed it back to Automatic and started it, and now Windows is out checking for updates now...

I also note that the last date when Updates were installed is 11/14/17 !! Yikes...
So it might take it awhile...
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1 Week Ago   #5
Gorlash

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Anyway, I want to upgrade to Win 7 Pro because I installed 32GB of RAM in my system, but Home Premium will only use 16GB, and there doesn't appear to be any way to change that. The reasons *why* I want 32GB available don't really matter, but I *do* want it, and I already have it installed. So an upgrade to Win 7 Pro would allow me to access that.

I *have* ordered the upgrade from Ebay; I'll have to hope that their key is actually valid; they have very high rating on Ebay.
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1 Week Ago   #6
Gorlash

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

So anyway, returning to the original question, if I *do* upgrade to Win 7 Pro, and assuming the license key is valid, should I expect any other issues? Will activation in fact work??
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1 Week Ago   #7
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Strange question. Why do you ask?
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1 Week Ago   #8
Gorlash

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Strange question. Why do you ask?
Well, partially because of my preceding problem with getting Windows Updates to work; I was afraid that MS was blocking any updates to Win7, and that might have included activation. Now I realize that this is a non-issue. So maybe I don't have to worry about it.

I *was* hoping that one or more people here might have actually activated Windows since the EOL was reached, but I realize that it's been less than a month now.
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1 Week Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Windows 7 will activate. Even vista still does.
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1 Week Ago   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
As long as the activation key is valid 7 will activate.
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