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Windows 7: Enterprise Edition with Pro. Key...?

06 Feb 2010   #1
King Icewind

Windows 7 RC
Enterprise Edition with Pro. Key...?


I have a copy of W7 Enterprise edition that I got from work. I was told that I could use a key from Home, Pro, or Ultimate, and the Enterprise would just dumb down to that edition's features. So is this correct? Would there be any other problems?



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06 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP


Enterprise uses Volume Licensing which is different than retail or OEM licenses.

You can try it, but I doubt that it will work.

What you can also try is changing the version using this popular workaround: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

Modify the registry listing as shown to the version you have the license for, and the installer will be tricked into thinking it is doing a repair install - which in Win7 is an Upgrade over itself.

Many have changed between versions in Win7 using this workaround. Otherwise MS wants you to buy Anytime Upgrade, or do a clean install with your new version.
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