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Q: windows 7 anytime upgrade from starter to home

My laptop has windows7 starter installed. i have purchased anytime upgrade to home premium but it won't install. The product key is recognised. Microsoft doesn't seem to offer any support without payment. can anyone help ?

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A: windows 7 anytime upgrade from starter to home

Do you get any type of error messages?

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-anytime-upgrade-from-starter-to-home.1009266/
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Can anybody figure out what you get here:
Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade, Starter to Home Premium GBP 61.-
Is it fully functioning OS. why such a weird product title?
Is it crippleware you have to pay extra to upgrade to the cheapest Home Premium?

A:Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade, Starter to Home Pr

I think the link is messed up (if it was a link)...

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/32677-microsoft-windows-7-anytime-upgrade-starter-home-pr.html
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So I recently bought a product key for Windows Anytime Upgrade, so I can get rid of Win7 Starter on my netbook and get Windows 7 Home Premium. I start the Anytime Upgrade software and it works great, but fails as the upgrade gets around 90%, at which the upgrade process "fails" and restores the OS to Windows 7 Starter. I've looked at a few guides that gave solutions, but I've had no luck. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this working?

The only thing I can find in the upgrade log that looks suspicious is:

Error: WAU | Failed to create WAU event due to error 0x5

Anyone have any ideas on how I can get this to work? Thanks.

(I will give more infos if needed)

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Failure; Starter to Home Premium (32 bit)

Try rebooting to run it again to see if it corrects itself.

Next try a clean boot: In msconfig>Startup uncheck everything (add AV back later), then do the same in msconfig>Services after Hiding all MS services. Reboot several times to make sure nothing sneaks back in, or turn it off in its Program Preferences or Uninstall it. One more reboot, try AU.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/194466-windows-anytime-upgrade-failure-starter-home-premium-32-bit.html
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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses


Many Thanks


James

A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-windows-anytime-upgrade-on-volume-license-windows-home-to-pro-580266.html
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I'm quite sure this is not illegal since the upgrade is automatic and happens without a choice.

I had starter on my netbook and tried upgrading it by using the app on the OS itself but failed.

One day I was searching for TV tuners and came across Media Portal. During the course of the installation it tells you it is better to have windows aero enabled for "tear" effects. I dismissed the dialog and installed it.

I check the OS later and voila it's upgraded, apps such as windows media center and all games like chess titans etc came out of nowhere. Also all the themes etc. I checked SYSTEM and found the OS name changed to home premium from starter.
Try it !
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-upgrade.1071727/
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I have a Samsung Netbook which came with Windows 7 Starter and I am finding that I miss the extras of Home Premium Retail which installed on my Desktop PC. I have the Home Premium installation disk which I used, but as far as I am aware it is a single use licence.

The Anytime Upgrade is available on the Samsung, but at a cost of ?70 from M$.
Is anyone aware of a more cost effective (legitimate) method?

Having Googled for it, I come up with this:
Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade, Starter to Home Premium (Licence only): Amazon.co.uk: Software.
Anyone know of anywhere better?

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium

Yes, buy the home premium family family pack- you'll spend more initially but you'll get 3 retail licenses @ about $50 each.

If you do decide to do that, save an image of your starter install first.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/147171-upgrade-windows-7-starter-home-premium.html
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A:Upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium - Anytime Upgrade or reinstall?

The best way for any install is ALWAYS a clean install. Believe me you will have less problems and headaches than an upgrade. It would be worth your while to reinstall your software.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/348440-upgrade-ultimate-home-premium-anytime-upgrade-reinstall.html
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is it possible? will my license key be the same? or my future OS will be fake or pirated?

i bought a new netbook with windows 7 starter OS. but im not satisfied with this OS.

thanks for the help!

A:upgrade my windows 7 starter to windows 7 ultimate/professional/home

Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/115166-upgrade-my-windows-7-starter-windows-7-ultimate-professional-home.html
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Is there still a way to upgrade (legally of course) or would I need to buy a Pro DVD (or download it) with a new product key and do a clean install?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/381333-7-home-premium-upgrade-pro-still-possible-without-anytime-upgrade.html
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Can I simply 'enter new key'? Can I enter an "anytime upgrade" key? Can I do an upgrade in place using the Win 7 Pro media?

Thanks,
Jeff

A:Change from Home Premium to Pro without Anytime Upgrade

Hi

This may be of help:

using a upgrade key with anytime upgrade

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/53279-change-home-premium-pro-without-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:Problems with 64-bit W7 after anytime upgrade from Home Premium to Pro

Toc,

You only have uprade win7 home premium as your base OS? Or did you mean you have the upgrade for pro and the regular DVD for Home premium?

If that is the case, you can try a clean install with an upgrade version: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/205430-problems-64-bit-w7-after-anytime-upgrade-home-premium-pro.html
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Search of these forums indicate that there have been problems with this upgrade. But, could not find many such posts after late Summer of 2008.

Has anyone done such an upgrade withing the past 2-3 months, and if so, were any problems encountered?

SP1 came pre-installed, and some of the early 2008 "problems encountered" posts mentioned that SP1 was not on the Upgrade CD. Can anyone confirm that SP1 is now on the Upgrade CD?

Thank you.

A:Anytime Upgrade - Home Premium 64 to Ultimate 64

I have the same question exactly. I am thinking of an upgrade from Premium to Ultimate but my research indicated lots of confusion and problems. I have Vista 64bit Home Premium with SP1 pre-installed.

Besides wondering about whether the Upgrade comes with SP1 preinstalled I am wondering what this will do to my existing premium system (i.e. will it be "upgraded" leaving my minimal configuration intact or will it effectively be like a clean install ? )

http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/213331-anytime-upgrade-home-premium-64-ultimate-64-a.html
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A:Successful Anytime Upgrade Home prem. to Ultimate, problems next day

Well if bootable, I would give this a go.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also verify in the system window that it did in fact upgrade properly and is now calling itself the proper version.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/253284-successful-anytime-upgrade-home-prem-ultimate-problems-next-day.html
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My question is...

Is there a way I can reuse the upgrade key of 7 Home Premium on another computer or did I waste the license by putting it on the netbook?

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Mogoamerica
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-back-to-starter.1092964/
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A:Upgrade from Starter to Home Premium with Upgrade DVD?

You can do any Anytime Upgrade for which you just need a key, you dont need any disk or external dvd drive.

How to Upgrade Your Netbook to Windows 7 Home Premium - How-To Geek

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/182347-upgrade-starter-home-premium-upgrade-dvd.html
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A:Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade

Welcome to the forum,

You can just use one of the upgrade keys you have in Anytime Upgrade, no need for the disk.

It will just unlock all the features, reboot once or twice and you're there.


Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/182085-upgrade-starter-using-home-edition-upgrade.html
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A:Upgrade from starter to home premium failed.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Chris1982


After a while the advice from the microsoft website was to carry out a system restore,


A System Restore or a System Reinstall?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/155415-upgrade-starter-home-premium-failed.html
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Thanks

A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

Hi,
You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/222145-windows-7-anytime-upgrade-non-upgrade-ultimate-license.html
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i have checked, and i have Laptop to upgrade.

the problem is, i entered wrong key. and when i click "windows 7 anytime upgrade" again
it goes straight to the verifying KEY.


Can Someone please help me?

A:need help! Windows 7 anytime upgrade.

Maybe it would help if you try to retrieve the key:
https://windows.getmicrosoftkey.com/

Sorry if this does not assist - worth a try though. Perhaps someone else might have more advice.
Do you mean that you have entered a completely different key or just made a mistake with the correct one?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/139380-need-help-windows-7-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:windows anytime upgrade

What version do you currently have?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/74093-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:Windows 7 "Anytime" upgrade?

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/289102/windows-7-anytime-upgrade/
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Thanks in advance

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A:windows 7 anytime upgrade question?

No, you have to install in order to enter the keys.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-anytime-upgrade-question-490125.html
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A:Use DigitalRiver Pro key for windows anytime upgrade

Thanks

how can you get Pro key ?

I have home 7 key .. student edition .. but I am unable to find pro key .. to upgrade my win ..

regards,

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/34973-use-digitalriver-pro-key-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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Yes but what is the spec of your machine.
Spec means I want to know the following:
Make
Model
OS
Ram
Hard Drive
DVD-RW
CD-RW
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Also which version of Vista will you be upgrading to, is it Home Premium or Ultimate.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/119579/windows-vista-anytime-upgrade/
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Edit: After reading my post, I realize what I said might confuse some of you. I'm not wanting to upgrade from vista, I don't have vista. I was using that as an example.

~TA

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade. Risks?

You are correct, all the versions are the same with some of the features locked, this is what makes the anytime upgrade possible. I hve heard that the locked features are just unlocked. If the anytime upgrade is an actual upgrade, hwever, rather than just unlocking features, I do not think that this would affect performance in any way. Problems arise when going from a version such as Vista and then upgrading, especially if the original has been used for a while. All the bugs virus etc, will carry forward to the new OS.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/52188-windows-anytime-upgrade-risks.html
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A:windows anytime upgrade canada

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dlar76


Hello all, I recently purchased an upgrade from windows 7 home prem(64) to Windows 7 ultimate(64). i simply right clicked on "my computer"---"properties"---then clicked on the upgrade windows button(i think it said "try a new version of windows" or something like that.) ON the website it took me too i chose to upgrade to ultimate, paid with my credit card, got a reciept emailed to me with the product code and updated...no problem.

1 week later i tried to do the same with my laptop and was told that the site was ofline or something like that and to try again. I then inputed the same key as i purched for my main computer not thinking it would work and to my surprise it did and i downloaded ultimate for my laptoop as well. The next day i tried to purchase a product code again and now i cannot seem to find where to go. When i go to anytime upgrade for canada it doesnt give me an option to buy, just compare. sometimes i get brought to the USA website where i can purchase it but i have no option to enter a canadian address in the address section. In fact if i do a search for anytime upgrade i always get brought to the US site and not the canadian one.

I deleted all my cookies that i can tell with windows cleanup. i also checked my language settings in both windows and internet exporer and they are both set to canada.

I dont know why i could download it one day and not the next.

any ideas

thanks


Try going to history, by clicking favorites. You can get a listing by date or alpphabetically of sites visited. I think that you can do the inplace ingrade only once per machine. I further think that if you just use and enjoy your laptop, after 30 days you will get a notice that your number was incorrect. You will get a number to call and get a correct number.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45521-windows-anytime-upgrade-canada.html
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Thanks

A:Question about Windows Anytime Upgrade ?

You can make a clean install with an upgrade disk (highly recommended in any case): Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Besides, I would make an image after the initial installation - and also later. That is a lot less painful: Imaging with free Macrium

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/143008-question-about-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade - Caution

Always I think make a fresh installation is the best choice.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/146440-windows-anytime-upgrade-caution.html
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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade to Pro Fail

Nevermind. I went to restart my computer to try again, and it started upgrading. After I ran dxdiag to make sure it is now Windows Professional...

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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade on New Computer

I reckon your best bet is to phone them and explain. I think they will OK it there and then.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/56164-windows-anytime-upgrade-new-computer.html
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Hi,
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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Question

Unfortunately, you can only use it on one computer.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/219076-windows-anytime-upgrade-question.html
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If you have 32 bit, you will get another 32 bit CD unless you specifically asked for a 64 bit CD.

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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/120955-windows-anytime-upgrade-ultimate.html
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Should be able to. I have used a Student Upgrade key to do an Anytime from HP.

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Please tell us what you are trying to do with the Anytime Upgrade that you could not do with a copy of the Retail/OEM DVD and an Ultimate Product Key.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-anytime-upgrade-not-installed-510599.html
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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is a program that you can download and run on your computer to find out if you have the necessary hardware to use specific features of a particular edition of Windows 7. To download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, go to the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor website. The download is about 5 megabytes.     

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/496724/windows-anytime-upgrade-question/
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It should be OK as the system is running Windows 7 Home premium with a valid license. but due to the relatively low spec of the system you may have issues

all the basic information for the upgrade and options is here...

Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

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If you don't get help soon I'll see if I can find someone.

Good luck.
Mike

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To: Advanced Users and Members

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What are the main reasons to consider when performing WAU was not successful.

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A:Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade

Quote:
I installed my version of windows starter on my mom's PC which was previously running vista.


You can not use the Windows Starter from your Notebook on your mother PC.
Doing so would be a invalid upgrade.

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Try doing a system restore to see if it fixes it...

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It can be done, but you may need a registry hack to make it work. Basically you go into the registry where the OS is listed as "Home Premium", edit it to say "Professional", then do a repair install.

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So after you upgraded to Home Premium, you started having these problems? What was the laptop running before you upgraded? Netbooks tend to have lower speed components, so it may be possible that your netbook doesn't have the power to run Windows 7.

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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade no longer works?

Quote:
I called the help number, and the Microsoft employee said Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade is no longer available. I can't confirm this, and it seems strange that you would still be able to select it, and enter payment information and such. He told me my only options were to buy a full-version of 7 Ultimate, and do a clean install, or buy Windows 8 Pro and clean install that.


A full, upgrade or AnyTime Upgrade key will work in AnyTime Upgrade, no need to clean install.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/299378-windows-anytime-upgrade-no-longer-works.html
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Hello, go to start, all programs. accessories, click on the Welcome Center, then open up the Upgrade window .

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/293543-how-do-i-get-windows-vista-anytime-upgrade-disc.html
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No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
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Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

If you have not use your upgrade, you will find your key in the email from the university students purchased.

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Windows Anytime Upgrade is no longer available for online purchaseWindows Anytime Upgrade is no longer available for online purchase in your country or region. To move up to an edition of Windows with more features, visit your local retail store or visit Windows.com. PropertiesArticle ID: 15045 - Last Review: Nov 9, 2016 - Revision: 20

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Ultimate is it. Nothing higher. That seems right.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/256197-missing-windows-anytime-upgrade-option.html
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Yes.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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You have a Premium locked DVD which now needs to be Professional.

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downloading the DVD files to your desktop,

editing the Sources folder to delete the ei.cfg file,

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/42794-will-repair-install-work-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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Hi there .... Instant Reset does not allow you to make restore points ... The only way possible is to Uninstall it .... But if you do so , your computer will be forced to reset to its initial state when Instant Reset was first Installed ... Meaning any changes since when you Installed Instant Reset will be lost ... That includes all software every thing which you have Installed .... So be very careful what you do .... Read the Instructions for Instant Reset .... They will be under programs /Lenovo

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Guaranteed you will have to purchase a WAU for each machine.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/19133-windows-7-family-pack-anytime-upgrade-bargain.html
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Is System Restore turned on? Rightclick Computer, choose Properties, then System Protection. Highlight C drive and click Configure to see how much disk space is apportioned to increase the amount.

Now try Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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But Start does not find it, probably because it's been renamed to something French.

Any francophones out there who can help us?

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Hi RenoHuskerDu, welcome to the Seven Forums.

As all internal Windows commands are the same in any language, you should be able to run Anytime Upgrade from Command Prompt or Run dialog.

Try this:Open Run dialog by pressing Win + R
Type following to the Run dialog:

Code:
%windir%\system32\WindowsAnytimeUpgradeUI.exe

Press Enter
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Kari

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/287541-what-windows-anytime-upgrade-called-french-language-lenovo.html
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Thanks for sharing, the family pack sounds good...too bad I have a mix of 32 and 64 bit...any chance the licenses could be for either?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/245740/windows-7-anytime-upgrade-and-family-pack-pricing-announcement/
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When you access System Protection to look at the drives, are any listed as "Recovered?"

If so turn off System Protection on that drive, then turn it back on for C which should now be protected.

http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/269745-windows-anytime-upgrade-couldnt-create-restore-point.html
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Hello,

Have you changed the permissions within the Advanced Sharing tab on the file as well as the security tab? With Windows 7, you need to do both. You also need to be on the same workgroup.

This is quite a good tutorial:
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek

Dave

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/220391-windows-anytime-upgrade-prof-causing-network-mapping-issues.html
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Can I do that with this DVD?
Do this DVD have all the required installation files to do a fresh and complete OS install?
Can someone guide me on how can I do that?
I have been looking around online to find some information, but didn't get a clear idea. Any help is highly appreciated.

Thanks,
Vishal

P.S: I dont want to upgrade the OS

A:Can Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade DVD do fresh install of an existing version?

>> My Acer Laptop had pre-loaded Windows Vista Home Premium

I think that laptops with no OS DVD have a "recovery partition" that allows you to restore your laptop to the state that was supplied by your dealer. (The dealer's applications will be restored, but anything that you installed will not be available.)

>> Do this DVD have all the required installation files to do a fresh and complete OS install?

A quick google shows that Anytime Upgrade costs $160, and Vista HP costs $260. I don't think Bill will give you all the files for $100 less

BTW: My first WinXP was an upgrade from Win98. When my OS became corrupt, I had to (a) re-install Win98, and (b) re-install the WinXP upgrade. In other words, you must follow the same chain

Contact Acer for info.
.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/238505-can-windows-vista-anytime-upgrade-dvd-do-fresh-install-existing-version.html
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Hi dharrold.

Download and install Atheros LAN driver from GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-Z77-DS3H (rev. 1.0) ... see how it goes. Let us know.
_____________________________________________

Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffff98035378e60, 2, 0, fffff8800462b0e9}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for L1C62x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for L1C62x64.sys
Probably caused by : L1C62x64.sys ( L1C62x64+70e9 )

Followup: MachineOwner
---------

0: kd> !analyze -v
*******************************************************************************
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
*******************************************************************************

DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff98035378e60, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff8800462b0e9, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
------------------
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032bd100
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800032bd1c0
fffff98035378e60

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

FAULTING_IP:
L1C62x64+70e9
fffff880`0462b0e9 4d8b36 mov r14,qword ptr [r14]

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: VERIFIER_ENABLED_VISTA_MINIDUMP

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xD1

PROCESS_NAME: chrome.exe

ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17336 (debuggers(dbg).150226-1500) amd64fre

TRAP_FRAME: fffff88007983570 -- (.trap 0xfffff88007983570)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000286
rdx=fffffa8009746c11 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff8800462b0e9 rsp=fffff88007983700 rbp=fffff9800356efb0
r8=0000000000000000 r9=0000000000000000 r10=fffff8000353f4c0
r11=fffffa800972af00 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl zr na po nc
L1C62x64+0x70e9:
fffff880`0462b0e9 4d8b36 mov r14,qword ptr [r14] ds:00000000`00000000=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff8000307fe69 to fffff800030808c0

STACK_TEXT:
fffff880`07983428 fffff800`0307fe69 : 00000000`0000000a fffff980`35378e60 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`07983430 fffff800`0307eae0 : fffffa80`0668e7d0 fffffa80`09722830 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`096d5a20 : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`07983570 fffff880`0462b0e9 : fffffa80`0908c1a0 fffffa80`096d5a20 fffff980`0356efb0 fffff980`0356efb0 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`07983700 fffffa80`0908c1a0 : fffffa80`096d5a20 fffff980`0356efb0 fffff980`0356efb0 fffffa80`097eccc0 : L1C62x64+0x70e9
fffff880`07983708 fffffa80`096d5a20 : fffff980`0356efb0 fffff980`0356efb0 fffffa80`097eccc0 fffff880`000001c0 : 0xfffffa80`0908c1a0
fffff880`07983710 fffff980`0356efb0 : fffff980`0356efb0 fffffa80`097eccc0 fffff880`000001c0 00000000`00000000 : 0xfffffa80`096d5a20
fffff880`07983718 fffff980`0356efb0 : fffffa80`097eccc0 fffff880`000001c0 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xfffff980`0356efb0
fffff880`07983720 fffffa80`097eccc0 : fffff880`000001c0 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 : 0xfffff980`0356efb0
fffff880`07983728 fffff880`000001c0 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff980`35378e60 : 0xfffffa80`097eccc0
fffff880`07983730 00000000`00000000 : 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 fffff980`35378e60 fffff980`35378d30 : 0xfffff880`000... Read more

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A:upgrade win7 starter to win7 home premium

Hello Mogens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here you go.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/351811-upgrade-win7-starter-win7-home-premium.html
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See this tutorial:
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Make sure that the hardware can handle more than the Starter edition.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/282757-how-do-i-upgrade-windows-starter-7-a.html
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Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/180114-upgrade-windows-7-starter.html
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You obviously should have backed up the Anytime Upgrade key for just this reason. This is also why there is Win7 backup imaging which would reimage the finished Pro install in 20 minutes instead of now having to reinstall both OS's.

You can try auditing the installed Professional Product Key as well as all other installed software and hardware using http://download.cnet.com/Belarc-Advi...-10007277.html

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Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Follow these same Best Practices for a perfect install: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/239952-how-do-i-reinstall-my-windows-7-pro-64-bit-os-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium N from Starter N

  
Quote: Originally Posted by NadyaG


Hello guys, not sure if i got yo the right place, but i have just purchased a new PC, and Wndows 7, but when it's arived it's apprears to be an Upgrade version from Windows & Premium N from Starter N, does it mean i can't install any Windows with this version unless i already have Starter or it still will work? appreciate you answer


Welcome to the forum,

Are you saying it doesn't have an OS on it right now?

This might be of some help to you,

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/180173-windows-7-home-premium-n-starter-n.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45924-windows-7-starter-upgrade-options.html
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A:Can I upgrade Windows 7 Starter on EEE PC1015b?

Here's a how-to article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14943/how-to-upgrade-your-netbook-to-windows-7-home-premium/
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-upgrade-windows-7-starter-on-eee-pc1015b.173827/
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Hello jlj945,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Might help if we knew the specs of this comp. Also have you tried running WEI.

Gary

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/18790-windows-7-home-basic-acting-like-starter.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/156351-upgrade-windows-7-starter-ultimate-regular-dvd.html
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A:A full-featured Windows 7 Aero to Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic

In english

Windows 7 Starter Aero Patch

Vishal-Gupta on deviantART

A Guy

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/179742-full-featured-windows-7-aero-starter-windows-7-home-basic.html
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Going to give this a bump. No one is willing to give me even a little help? that's cold :P


-I got more feedback in the Auto thread over what I drove, than actual computer related tech advice lol

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Try using Anytime upgrade.

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/202270-unable-install-windows-7-home-update-windows-starter.html
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YES, take a look at this tutorial, replace vista with Windows 7.

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This link provides a good step by step process which you may want to try.

Please note that I have not completed these steps so please proceed with caution.

EDIT: I had to attach the link into a text document since the URL could not be copied.

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A:Solved: windows 7 starter can't obtain valid IP adress from home network

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Make your own Universal Install DVD or USB flash that has Starter on it.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/304207-windows-starter-product-key-wont-work-clean-home-premium-install.html
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Google Data On SituationLouis

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Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

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Hello!
Microsoft said that with 1511 build we can now enter a Windows 7/8/8.1 licence key to activate windows 10 until july... but not so much more information whatsoever.
I have a Windows 7 starter spare product key. I guess it's 32-bit (since I never heard of 64-bit version).
I would like to know if with that key I could activate a clean copy of windows 10 home 64-bit ? I can't find any source to confirm that matter, and I don't really want to test & try.

Thank you for you help!

A:Can I use a Windows 7 starter key to activate windows 10 home 64-bit?

You have to upgrade a copy of win 7/8/8.1 already on a PC with windows 10 before you can do a clean install on the same machine.

So you'd need to install windows 7 using that key first.

The upgrade process is what creates the windows 10 hash key that the installation servers recognise when you do a clean install.

The upgrade copy of Windows 10 matches what's already on the PC already , so I think you'd only be able to install the 32 bit version initially.

I can't see an issue with then doing a clean install of 64bit win 10 afterwards when the PC has been upgraded to windows 10 from 7 though.

http://www.tenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/35828-can-i-use-windows-7-starter-key-activate-windows-10-home-64-bit.html
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My wife found the CD today and installed it while I was out (so I'm not sure what happend) She said it downloaded some stuff and when it restarted she basically lost everything. There's only one profile now.. which is not one of my original profiles there. Some of our files are there... but a lot of them seem to have disappeared. Even the program files directory on the Hard Drive seems to be missing some of the programs we used to have.

Any thoughts on how I can recover some of the data? What exactly happened here?
 

A:"Windows Anytime Upgrade" Trashed My Profiles

Check for a C:\Windows.old folder
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-anytime-upgrade-trashed-my-profiles.748146/
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My HP TouchSmart 300 (December 09) PC, OE Win 7 Premium is set to "Spanish" as I purchased this PC in Mexico where I presently reside on a temporary basis for the winter. I do not speak Spanish.

I want to use the "Anytime Upgrade" to upgrade from Win 7 Premium to Win 7 Ultimate. Win7 Ultimate has 'English' language amongst it's multiple language possibilities.

Is there any reason why I should not be able to install the upgrade English language Win7 Ultimate over the HP OE Spanish language Win7 Premium?

Your advice and experience will be appreciated...!

A:Win 7 'Anytime Upgrade'

Hi

Those tutorials may be help:

Format Regional Language - Change

Formats - Restore Default

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/52703-win-7-anytime-upgrade.html
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Its not necessary, but its always a good idea...

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/134730-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:what is anytime upgrade?

there is no diffrance ...
sept you are doing it at home on upgrade anytime

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/238561-what-anytime-upgrade.html
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Legally, you can only have one or the other installed at the same time.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/120866-anytime-upgrade.html
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Specs. (custom built)

cpu: Pentium 4 HT 3.0ghz (overclock 3.4ghz)
video card: Radeon x1950 Pro (256mb, DX9)
RAM: 2.5gbs Mushkin Ram
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thanks for reading
 

A:Do I need to upgrade anytime soon?

DX10-only games are still far-off methinks, so you should be okay with that video card. The only thing holding you back is your processor, so upgrade that to a dual-core one (AMD or Intel, it's your choice, although I'd prefer C2D along with a P35 chipset motherboard) and you'll be great for about a year or so.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/do-i-need-to-upgrade-anytime-soon.90140/
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Geh.

So god damn expensive, that's $380NZD+ but if I remember correctly, the Windows XP Professional OEM was a hell of a lot more dosh. I'll stick to my express upgrade

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/35880-anytime-upgrade-rip-off.html