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Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

Q: Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

What are the "upgrade" rules? I don't need Windows 7 Professional but sometimes upgrades don't work if you are moving to a package lower on the feature tree. Please let me know if you have a definitive answer or give me a pointer to the correct place to ask.

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A: Upgrade Vista Business to Windows 7 Home Premium?

Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but the supported upgrade paths are: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows Vista Business SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 or SP2 -> Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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I am currently using Vista Business and want to install Windows 7 Home Premium.
Upgrade Advisor does not show Home Premium as an upgrade but I don't need anything more than that and don't want to pay the full price for what is basically a downgrade.

It doesn't make sense that I would have to pay for a full version of Home Premium when I already have a Vista Business version.

Does anyone have an answer to this problem.


A:Vista Business to Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Hi Charlie
Look on this thread and this post
If you have a Vista License, you are entitled to using an Upgrade version of Win7. Yuo will have to do a clean install, you are not allowed to do an in-place upgrade from Business to Home Premium (unless you want to tweak your installation files or your registry, which I don't recommend, a clean istall is a better way to go anyway)

Let me know if you need additional info
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1 - Upgrade existing Vista install from Home Premium to Business
2 - Rebuild the PC from scratch, doing a fresh install of Vista Business

Are there any issues with doing an upgrade? I know with XP, this was a nightmare and I would always avoid it. I am wondering if Vista is any different. Clearly, it is less work to do the upgrade, but I don't want to do it if it will corrupt anything....

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A:Go back to vista home premium from Business upgrade??

Hello Spyblaster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you can go back to the original Home Premium version by doing a clean reinstall with it back to factory default. You will just need to use the original product key number that you used with it before as well. It should be the same one on the sticker on the back of your computer.

Hope this helps,
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A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

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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A:Vista Home Premium to Vista Business/Ultimate Question

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I have used this during the Beta of Vista and Windows 7 and it works great during beta. I have not tried on a production machine, but have heard that it works.
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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.

If you don't put the key in upfront and it continues the install, it is allowing you 30 days to input the key at Computer>Properties.

I figured someone would put this together when I saw this popular workaround which worked for me on RTM > 7 Home Premium: UNAWAVE - Downgrade Ultimate to Home Premium or Professional
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A:Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Home Premium

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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

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A:[SOLVED] Vista Home Premium to Vista Business

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A:Drivers Missing After Upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium

Solved by getting two drivers from ACER's web site. It wasn't obvious which ones I needed by the description in Device Manager but after Googling found several folks who had the same thing happen to them and also found which drivers were needed.

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compused said:


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:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

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A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro

It appears the Upgrade keys are much more flexible than in the past, so it is worth a try at install. The worst is that you would have to use the key that came with the version.

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A:Cant upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home PremiumN

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A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7


Have you considered using the Easy Transfer tool?

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

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A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Win 7

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Sorry, but you cannot upgrade from Home Premium to Business. You can only do a clean install instead.

Upgrade to another edition of Windows Vista - Windows Vista Help

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You can upgrade from Vista to 7, but it has to be an approved path.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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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?
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Hello Abidan, Welcome to the Forum.

Originally Posted by Abidan

Hi, I know it is a bit late to catch on but I always seem to have got one operating system working the way I like when another one comes along!
I am running Wondow XP professional on an Athlon AMD64 with an Abit UL8 motherboard and Sata HDD.

The Abit Vista support for this MB seems to be very patchy at best are you sure that you will be able to find all the Vista drivers that you will need after the install?

Originally Posted by Abidan

I have reached the stage in installation when I get the blue screen with a 'MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION' warning.

This is normally an indication of hardware problems. As XP ran on this MB, it could be an indication that you will not be able to install Vista.

How far into the install are you getting?

If you are overclocking turn everything back to normal.

How much Ram do you have installed?

Check to see that you have the latest BIOS

Originally Posted by Abidan

Having restarted from this error message and rebooting from Hard drive I get the option of booting from 'windows setup' or 'previous operationg system'. If I select 'windows setup' I get the following error:
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I would suggest trying again just in case the blue screen was a one off let us know how you get on. If it blue screens again there might be someone here who can still help you

I hope this helps

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hu, seems your dvd has file errors? ( IE corrupted)
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Hello, Dmak welcome to the Seven Forums.

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

You've got this thread started too

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You would have to do the Custom (clean) install to go from 64 to 32 bit.
If you have 64bit I would stay with 64bit what issue are you having with it?
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Your question made me stop and think because I was able to install using vista 64 upgrade dvd over xp32,

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This is a duplicate thread, so I've requested a Moderator to close it.

Please do NOT submit multiple threads for the same issue.


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This problem was solved. I will detail the steps in case they may help anyone else who has a problem with installing Office after upgrading their OS.


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Hi junior

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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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Imaging with free Macrium

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Can you be more specific as to what you purchased and downloaded and what exactly happens when you try to open or run something?
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Clean in install only:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hello HPX,

Yes, you can upgrade both of them to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate. You will need two copies to have two product key numbers, or you can get a Windows 7 "Family Pack" that includes 3 product key numbers. Plus, you would only be able to do a upgrade from 32-bit to 32-bit and 64-bit to 64-bit, not 32-bit to 64-bit or 64-bit to 32-bit.

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

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Did you run the upgrade advisor from ?

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Hello and welcome Carl I don't know exactly why but it does recommend you remove any security suites from the machine before you go ahead.

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