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How to repair Windows after Home Premium to Pro upgrade

Q: How to repair Windows after Home Premium to Pro upgrade

I'm running an Anytime Upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro on a Dell XPS16. The installation has corrupted files that I have been unable to fix through the SFC utility or other means. I'm thinking my most desirable option would be to use the Home Premium installation CD that came with the laptop to do an "Upgrade" (repair) installation. However, my understanding is that because I upgraded from Home Premium to Pro, my only option, at this point, is to do a Custom installation, which will wipe out my applications and settings. Is that the case? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: How to repair Windows after Home Premium to Pro upgrade

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: How to repair Windows after Home Premium to Pro upgrade

Thought windows anytime upgrade died a while ago, what exactly do you need advice on ?

Have you ever done a clean install ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Did the corrupt files start after the upgrade ?

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/372537-how-repair-windows-after-home-premium-pro-upgrade.html
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A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Welcome
I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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Hello All,

I am trying to run a Windows 7 Repair installation and the install is stopping because I have a more recent version of Windows than what is on my DVD. Which is true. I am running Window 7 SP1 and the DVD is just Windows 7.

I am following the tutorial here:

Repair Install

I basically chose an "upgrade" vs "custom" when I was asked about the type of upgrade that I wanted to run. The installation proceeded and then stopped and stated that I had a more current version of Windows than what I was trying to install.

Can I still run a repair install?

Thanks, Bill

A:Windows Repair Installation for Home Premium 7 64 Bit will not run

I've heard of this problem before.

Not sure, but I think the solution may be to download an ISO of Windows 7 with SPI, burn it to a disc, and then run the repair install from that disk.

Get the ISO from mydigitallife.info.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

Let others confirm this as a solution. I'm just going from memory.

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium repair problem

Since the Vista DVD can't boot, I would suspect bad RAM. It could also be a scratched disc, or bad DVD drive. Lets start with seeing that the RAM is good. Go download memtest, burn the iso, and boot with it. Then let the test run over night. It it is still running in the morning, then RAM is good.
 

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You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19670607
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A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-how-to-upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-x64-to-windows-7-premium-x64-541225.html
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A:Windows 7 - Home Premium x64 | Startup Repair System Installation

Why not invest now in a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which you can then save after setup as a backup image and never have to reinstall again.

You'll get and keep a perfect install to the extent you stick with the tools and methods in the tutorial.

Otherwise post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

You can sometimes force Win7 install to show in WinRe by running these steps How to run the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows.

But we need to make sure the correct partition is still marked Active so post back the screenshot first.

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Is there a way to fix this situation?

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Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit) Startup Repair Loop

What were the results of SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot?

Is this factory preinstalled Win7? If so you may be suffering from the corruption inherent with all of the preinstalled crapware and useless OEM utilities which have much better versions built into Win7. Most tech enthusiasts wouldn't even run such an install without Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. Getting and maintaining a perfect reinstall is better than getting a new computer.

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A:Windows 7 Home Premium to Pro upgrade

Why do you want to reinstall?
Windows Anytime Upgrade is actually a few clicks and done in a few minutes.
What's the problem?

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A:Windows 7 Upgrade Home Premium

Just go to the store and buy a windows 7 disc (office max, office depot, best buy, walmart, tons of other stores....)

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/345930/windows-7-upgrade-home-premium/
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A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

Hi junior

Take a look at the link below . It might help you with your decision making

Difference Between Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium

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A:windows 7 home premium x64 sp1 upgrade

To do what you want, type Anytime into Start Search box, choose Anytime Upgrade, insert Ultimate Product key to unlock the few extra (expensive) features in Ultimate which you should be sure you really need.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
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A:Home Premium windows 7 upgrade help

Sorry NO, x32 to x64 clean install only.

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A:windows 7 Home premium upgrade..

shanishp

I posted for some assistance.

Mike

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A:Upgrade from windows 7 home premium

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You should be able to upgrade directly from Home Premium to Ultimate.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/windows-7-upgrade-home-premium-to-ultimate.aspx

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A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

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What make of notebook? It should have a Restore partition on the drive. It should of also had some type of utility to create a set of system disks but that may be gone now.

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A:windows 7 home premium and still cant upgrade to 10 ?

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
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Imaging with free Macrium

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Both are running about 99.us for the 10 Home or 7 home premium if you shop around = Newegg/ Amazon..

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Are you using an OEM Windows 7 DVD? Or, MS blue-disk DVD? OEMs are often installed & "married" to a specific computer.

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A:Windows 7 home Premium Upgrade question.

Hello HPX,

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Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro

It works also because an Upgrade only needs to see an OS when first scanning the HD to allow upgrade key.

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Clean in install only:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

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A:Vista Home Premium 32 bit upgrade to Windows 7 x64

Hi buckman, welcome to the forums.

Firstly, the upgrade paths have been set out HERE

Secondly if your hardware is x64 compatible then there's no reason not to install x64. You will, however, need to 'clean' install as upgrades from x86 to x64 do not work.

Hope this helps in some way




OS

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A:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Version

Can you be more specific as to what you purchased and downloaded and what exactly happens when you try to open or run something?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-home-premium-upgrade-version.888254/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-upgrade.1071727/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/147171-upgrade-windows-7-starter-home-premium.html
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Quick Question

These links should be helpful to you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer

--------------------------------------------------------------
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-home-premium-upgrade-quick-question.1032785/
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Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/14532-upgrade-vista-business-windows-7-home-premium.html
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A:Upgrade from windows 7 home premium to professional from disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by apexapex


Hi guys,

I currently have windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition on my desktop. I get a copy of windows 7 professional 64 bit disc with legal key from my university for a student special. How can I upgrade? I was redirected to windows anytime upgrade during the installation. But my windows 7 professional x64 product key was not accepted there. I already have lots applications installed so I don't want to do a clean install. Any suggestion? Thanks!


Your original installation may have an "OEM" license and your pro license may be retail.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/202483-upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-professional-disc.html
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A:Discount for upgrade Vista Home Premium 32 to WIndows 7?

Nope...you dont have a chance of getting a discount. It doesnt work that way.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/261538-discount-upgrade-vista-home-premium-32-windows-7-a.html
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Oem: Hardware Upgrade Concerns.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MiniB3N


Hi all,

I plan on doing some hardware upgrades at the end of the year, however I am concerned about the OEM EULA this is what I will be upgrading to:

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.1x ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard

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also if I do need a new copy can I keep my one I have on my hard drive but buy a new CD key off of Microsoft?


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You will likely have to buy a new key from Microsoft.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/213788-windows-7-home-premium-x64-oem-hardware-upgrade-concerns.html
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A:Where to purchase Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium retail or upgrade?

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RDL
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/drivers-missing-after-upgrade-to-windows-vista-home-premium.794393/
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.
 

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium (Memory Upgrade Problem)

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Does system boot?
 
Louis

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Edit: And welcome to seven forums McRask

Cheers

Paul.

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Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
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A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium (previous OS

Did you begin this extravaganza with Windows 7 Home Premium?

Or Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1?

What's an "SUR"?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/378430-windows-10-upgrade-reverts-back-windows-7-home-premium-previous-os.html
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Compused
 

A:Do I have to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

compused said:





Hi,

When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

CompusedClick to expand...

No! Just get the Office 2007 and you'll be set..
 

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A:Repair using a Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade CD

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You have to install the non-trial version as a "clean" installation on to an empty partition.
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have you updated the driver for your touch pad? here is a ink for it
http://uk.computers.toshiba-europe.c...=4&startPage=1

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/solved-toshiba-netbook-mouse-pad-wont-work-after-upgrade-to-windows-7-home-premium-486777.html
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Hi netbox,

The answer to your question is "it depends" (helpful I know)

Basically, if your old machine came with Windows 7 Professional pre-installed then it is probably an OEM copy. This means that the license is locked to that machine and that machine only and can't be transferred.

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Press windows and pause/break keys together.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/161408-how-upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-windows-7-professional.html
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Interesting that your Windows 7 Home Premium does not allow the upgrade.  I am using Windows 7 Pro on several PC's and it still allows the "upgrade".  Perhaps you are looking in the wrong place.  Go to Control Panel>System and Security>System.  Does the "Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7" (in blue) show up?  Click on that and then the choice "Enter an upgrade key".  Of course you need the key for Windows 7 Pro at that point.That is how I have done a few for friends in the past but not recently.

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Upgrade-Windows-7-Home-Premium-to-Windows-7-Proffessional/td-p/5687656
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/repair-win-vista-home-premium.635117/
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yes

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A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

Hi,
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-replacing-windows-vista-home-premium-with-windows-7-home-premium.1008999/
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A:Cannot repair member file - win7 64b - Home Premium

FYI.
Note the SFC Tutorial options.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Have you a recent Back Up, prior to these problems, that you could use?

Have you a Win 7 DVD?

You say




Quote:
This is just after a brand new install of Windows 7 64b Home Premium


It may be quicker to do a Clean Install.

Refer to the Tutorial Links below...

Clean Install Windows 7

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http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/212331-cannot-repair-member-file-win7-64b-home-premium.html
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The "choose repair" refers to a link in the lower left of the screen AFTER the "choose language" screen. Have you clicked on that? What happens when you click on it?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/replacing-vista-home-premium-with-windows-7-home-premium.871294/
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why?  Have automatic updates from Microsoft.   Merygold

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I have Win 7 Home premium installed and activated.(it came on the computer) The non profit that I do work for allows us to buy the Win 7 Pro upgrade DVD for almost nothing so I did. When I try to upgrade from within Windows, it tells me that I need to use Windows anytime upgrade. When I attempt to use it, and type in the provided 25 digit license, it takes it, starts the upgrade, and then tells me that the license number is valid, but not for anytime upgrade.

When I try and boot directly from the DVD with the system BIOS set for DVD as 1st boot item, it skips right past the DVD and boots from the hard drive.

Is there anyway to do this upgrade from the DVD, or is it only good if I do a complete re install?

Thanks!

A:Upgrade Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Pro on DVD

http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

It's not permitted to do an upgrade-in-place from Vista Home Premium to Win7 Pro. Only a custom (clean) install is allowed.

I don't know why Microsoft set it up that way.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/42762-upgrade-win-7-home-premium-win-7-pro-dvd.html
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I currently have an 1156 mobo system which had Win 7 Hme Prim installed and upgraded to Win 7 Pro, on line , directly from MS through their easy upgrade policy.
Now I am in process of building an 1155 mobo, with 3rd gen i5 CPU, system to replace the old 1156 system.

Problem: I do not recall receiving from MS any email regarding a Key number for the Win 7 Pro product. How do I retrieve proof that I paid for the Win 7 Pro product and how do I install that product on the new SSD C drive on the new system?

All help appreciated.

A:Win 7 Pro upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium

Download Belarc Advisor, run it and inside you will see your product key for windows.

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/237135-win-7-pro-upgrade-win-7-home-premium.html
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Hi Everyone.

I wish to upgrade my pc from Windows 7 Home Premium 64 to Windows 8 Professional 64.

I have purchased and received the Windows 8 Professional (Upgrade Edition) 32/64 DVDs.

I have a few questions tho.

Do I need to disable Norton Internet Security (NIS) 2013, before I proceed with the upgrade (Keeping all apps, settings, and files) ?

Would I need to reinstall NIS 2013 after upgrade is completed ?

How long (on average) am I looking for the upgrade to fully complete from start to finish ?

And finally, does everything transfer successfully (as I'll be using the 'Keep all apps, settings, and files' option) ?

Many thanks.

A:Upgrade to Win 8 Pro 64 from Win 7 Home Premium 64

It's my understanding that Windows 8, like Windows 7, has all version content on every install DVD (or download iso for that matter) and you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to go from Home to Pro to ... and I'm sure I remember reading you could use the key from a purchased Win 8 Pro DVD to do this. You would lose nothing doing it that way as all it really does is unlock the upgrade features.

Unfortunately I can't find the steps you need to do this with any of the Google searches I've made. Hopefully someone remembers what I'm talking about.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/24710-upgrade-win-8-pro-64-win-7-home-premium-64-a.html
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I just bought the $29.99 student deal of Home Premium.
I am currently running the Win7 Eval Build 7100.

Can that be upgraded, or am I going to have to go through the process of putting XP back on, and then doing the Home Premium Upgrade install ?

A:Can I upgrade the RC to Home Premium

the best you can do is clean install (since RC was Ultimate, you cannot do an in-place upgrade to a lesser version such as Home Premium).

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/28358-can-i-upgrade-rc-home-premium.html
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Hello

I recently bought a new Windows key, a professional key and I wanna upgrade my home premium the to upgrade it. I tried to upgrade it from system page and clicking on windows anytime update but its not working.

any help?

A:Upgrade from home premium to Professional

Hi nerdi and welcome to PCHF,

Perhaps this post from Microsoft Answers will help.






If the license for Windows 7 Professional you have access to is either a retail upgrade or full version, you can use the product key and Anytime Upgrade to move from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, follow the onscreen wizard, enter the Windows 7 Professional key when requested, click and restart your computer when prompted. Within 10 mins, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and your files and settings preserved.
Please note, if the product key is distributed under Volume Licensing, MSDN-Academic Alliance or OEM System Builder, it will not work.



Source: How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Professional? - Microsoft Community

http://www.pchelpforum.com/windows-7-a/127590-upgrade-home-premium-professional.html
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Hello everyone, I just received a copy of Windows 7 Professional via MSDNAA. I'd like to upgrade my computer which is running 7 Home Premium.

Is there any tweaks that I need to make, as every time I try to launch the Upgrade process via the downloaded Win7Pro disk, it tells me to use Anytime Upgrade. However, Anytime Upgrade says that it can't upgrade to that version of windows after I enter the key given to me by the MSDNAA (it validates fine).

Suggestions?

Thanks

(Copied from NBR)

A:Upgrade Home Premium to Professional? (7)

Unfortunately, MS wants you to use Anytime to Upgrade between Win7 versions. You are left to clean install if you have another retail version.

However, there is a workaround which is achieved by adapting this popular fix for changing between the Ultimate RC and any other version: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

The same principle applies: you carefully change the reg keys to trick installer into thinking you are upgrading over the same version, which is a Repair Install in Win7 and therefore allowed.

It has worked every time tried so far, for many different combinations Starter>Premium, Ultimate>Pro, Premium>Ultimate, etc. All users report good performance.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/64487-upgrade-home-premium-professional-7-a.html
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I had a fully activated and legal copy of Windows Vista running on my computer 3 months ago. I formatted my disk to install Windows 7, thinking I will activate with the upgrade key I bought.

How do I upgrade now?
Please tell me there is way to do it from within Windows 7. I have installed all the programs I want and have it running exactly the way I want it.

Don't tell me I need to clean install Win 7 again?

A:How to upgrade to Win 7 Home Premium without Vista

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jackdawg


I had a fully activated and legal copy of Windows Vista running on my computer 3 months ago. I formatted my disk to install Windows 7, thinking I will activate with the upgrade key I bought.

How do I upgrade now?
Please tell me there is way to do it from within Windows 7. I have installed all the programs I want and have it running exactly the way I want it.

Don't tell me I need to clean install Win 7 again?


What version of Win7 did you install?

If it's the RC then you can do a clean install with the upgrade version. It has to be activated first.

This will be confirmed soon when people will probably try every variation and post what can be done.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30519-how-upgrade-win-7-home-premium-without-vista.html
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I have Best Premium Pro? upgrade Home way to to computers 7 from become confused reading the various licensing situations so forgive me for posting what may have been asked before I volunteer at a local senior center Best way to upgrade 7 computers from Home Premium to Pro? where we have computers running Windows Home Premium of them have identical hardware These all have validly purchased licenses For various reasons we want to upgrade to Professional to use the security policies etc I thought we could purchase the Anytime Upgrade license for each one and then just perform the upgrade on one of them Then when finished we could make an image and install that image on the other identical machines and change the product key to the Anytime Upgrade key we buy for them But upon reading the various tutorials here I think the Upgrade license will only be accepted when we actually do the upgrade so it probably won't work to change it on an image Can someone help clarify this and what the best way to do this might be

A:Best way to upgrade 7 computers from Home Premium to Pro?

I think you will probably have to do each one. A few years since I did mine but I memory serves it only takes a few minutes as the new key only allows the extra system options to be added to the existing OS.
Art.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/342739-best-way-upgrade-7-computers-home-premium-pro.html
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I bought two licenses for Windows Professional Upgrade when the Pre-Release special offer was in place One I used on With Valid Upgrade Win Key Premium Not Home 7 my laptop and the other has never been Win 7 Upgrade Key Not Valid With Home Premium opened My laptop died and I bought a new one with Windows Home Premium installed I want to use my upgrade disk but MS Canada Support told me that the upgrade key on my disk is NOT able to upgrade from Home Premium - only Vista She told me I had to buy ANOTHER upgrade to be able to use it with Home Premium This is even though the disk and the box say they include Anytime Upgrade It is the key that is wrong MS Chat support says the key is valid for a clean install or an upgrade from Vista - not from Home Premium They want me to buy a third license for to upgrade my new laptop How can this be Both the DVD and the case say the disk includes Anytime Upgrade and I fully expected - planned - on upgrading new computers as I got them Anybody know the best way to get MS to fix this As it is I feel ripped off - and out my plus tax Sheesh

A:Win 7 Upgrade Key Not Valid With Home Premium

Welcome to Seven Forums!

A clean install isn't viable for you?





Quote:
MS Chat support says the key is valid for a clean install or...


How to Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/224482-win-7-upgrade-key-not-valid-home-premium.html
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Is it possible to obtain a 64 bit installation disk for my OEM version of Vista Home Premium that came with my PC? The microsoft page doesn't make it very clear, has anyone done this before? Or is the only way to do this is to buy a full version of Ultimate?

A:Upgrade from 32bit Home Premium OEM to 64 bit?

Hello,

Call Microsoft and they should send you the installation DVD for the cost of the shipping.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/265624-upgrade-32bit-home-premium-oem-64-bit.html