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Windows 7: can I use ultimate to upgrade home

29 Nov 2009   #1
kaschiro

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can I use ultimate to upgrade home

If I were to buy a new pc that had win7 home on it. I have ultimate on my this computer and when I installed it on this computer I noticed that it asked me if I wanted to upgrade or to install a fresh copy...If I did not like the home version could use my ultimate disk to upgrade home to ultimate??
Inquiring minds want to know
Kas


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29 Nov 2009   #2
gregrocker

 

I believe you have to do a clean Custom install or else buy an Anytime Upgrade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

Let me fire up the old laptop here with Win7 Premium and see how it reacts using an Ultimate DVD if I select Upgrade vs. Custom.

Confirmed! Using retail Ultimate DVD selecting Upgrade, it wants me to use Anytime Upgrade. Selecting Custom it proceeds to allow clean install.

Do you have full retail Ultimate or Upgrade?

With Ultimate Upgrade you can still Custom clean install from either the desktop or booting from DVD. It will scan the disk at boot and see the prior OS to allow Upgrade key.
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29 Nov 2009   #3
kaschiro

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe you have to do a clean Custom install or else buy an Anytime Upgrade.

Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Let me fire up the old laptop here with Win7 Premium and see how it reacts using an Ultimate DVD if I select Upgrade vs. Custom.

Confirmed! Using retail Ultimate DVD selecting Upgrade, it wants me to use Anytime Upgrade. Selecting Custom it proceeds to allow clean install.

Do you have full retail Ultimate or Upgrade?

With Ultimate Upgrade you can still Custom clean install from either the desktop or booting from DVD. It will scan the disk at boot and see the prior OS to allow Upgrade key.
I do have a full retail ultimate x32
Kas
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29 Nov 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post
If I were to buy a new pc that had win7 home on it. I have ultimate on my this computer and when I installed it on this computer I noticed that it asked me if I wanted to upgrade or to install a fresh copy...If I did not like the home version could use my ultimate disk to upgrade home to ultimate??
Inquiring minds want to know
Kas
Yes if you purchased another key. BTW it is always a better idea to do a clean install than an upgrade. MS recommends it as do most of us

Kenn J+
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29 Nov 2009   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaschiro View Post

I do have a full retail ultimate x32
Kas
No need to do an Upgrade, just boot from the installer and do a Custom clean install using Advanced Drive tools to format the drive.

You should make the recovery disk set before deleting the laptop's recovery partition (which won't work anyway after new install) so that if you ever decide to sell it, or revert to Premium for any other reason, you have the disks to do the recovery to factory condition.

You own that Ultimate retail copy for life, and it can migrate wherever you want as long as it is only one one machine at a time.

Sometimes when you migrate it, you will have to do a robo call to MS triggered by its previously being activated on another machine. It is a six minute call trading a series of numbers which deactivate the key on old machine and lock it now to the new one.
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