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Upgrade without Windows Anytime Upgrade

Q: Upgrade without Windows Anytime Upgrade

I want to install a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a laptop that came with OEM W7 Home Premium x64. I have dozens of applications installed and don't want to do a clean install. But when I select "Upgrade" after running the setup program (within the running Home Premium installation), I get a message that says I must exit and select Windows Anytime Upgrade which directs me to purchase a new product id. I've already purchased two copies of Ultimate and don't want another. Is it possible to do an upgrade without Anytime Upgrade? Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade without Windows Anytime Upgrade

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A: Upgrade without Windows Anytime Upgrade

Yes, you can insert the Ultimate Product Key into Anytime Upgrade and it will unlock the extra features just like an Anytime key: Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums

I would save a Win7 backup image first of Home Premium so you have an easy path back if you decide you want to use your Ultimate Product Key elsewhere - retail keys can migrate anywhere you want for life as long as they're only installed on one machine at a time.

Likewise save a Win7 backup image of Ultimate after it's unlocked to use in place of reinstalls so you don't have to double reinstall: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/225426-upgrade-without-windows-anytime-upgrade.html
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I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."

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'm trying to find out the easiest way to go about upgrading from Windows Home Premium bit to Windows Ultimate bit and what issues I might run into I don't want to reinstall everything Or anything if possible so am looking for the easiest option to upgrade Anytime upgrade offers the upgrade at a bit expensive I found a seller on ebay selling quot Microsoft Windows Ultimate -Bit Full Digital Download Key quot for a lot less He has about feedback at My question is can I use the key from this and enter it into the 'Enter an upgrade key' Premium Ultimate reinstall? Upgrade Anytime from or Home - to Upgrade box during the Anytime Upgrade Will I run into problems doing this Alternatively I could get a copy of Ultimate from Digital River burn it to Upgrade to Ultimate from Home Premium - Anytime Upgrade or reinstall? a disk or thumb drive use the key from the ebay seller above and try to do an 'upgrade' install over the top of my current Windows Home Premium install I don't know if this is even possible Any suggestions are welcome Thanks

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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I purchased an upgrade key from Microsoft last year and used it on my Win 7 home premium 64 bit installation and upgraded it to Win 7 pro 64. Lately, my system has gotten squirrelly and I wanted to
do the "upgrade" (repair) install from my CD. The system will not allow me to do this. It says that
Windows 7 Pro cannot be upgraded with Windows 7 Home Premium.

So now I'm stuck unless there's a way to uninstall the pro upgrade and revert back to home premium.
Is there a registry key I can delete or something so that it will work? I don't want to lose all the neat programs I have installed.

A:Can't upgrade install after running anytime upgrade

You are going to have to do a few registry tweaks to fool the Windows Installer in thinking you have the previous version. Once you have done so you can continue doing the upgrade repair process however you must do it while the machine is currently booted. (From the Desktop).


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.

Hope This Helps,
Josh! =]

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/281570-cant-upgrade-install-after-running-anytime-upgrade.html
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Want to upgrade Win 7 Home Premium 32bit to Pro 32bit so that, among other things, I can do backups to a network attached storage device. Anytime Upgrade tells me it is no longer available.
Home Premium was installed from a Reinstallation DVD for Dell PCs (I have a Dimension 5000) and I still have the DVD and product key from when I installed and registered it.
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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Hello.

i got a problem, i'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 home premium to windows 7 ultimate.

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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What is Windows 7 anytime upgrade? Is it worth the price, which is about half of the normal upgrade from home premium to professional?

A:Windows 7 "Anytime" upgrade?

Here's the gist of it: you pay Microsoft for an "Anytime Upgrade" product key, enter it into your computer, and your version of Windows 7 is magically transformed into the version you bought the upgrade to. It's as simple as that.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...anytime-upgradehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...anytime-upgradehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...asked-questionsIf it's cheaper than a regular upgrade, then yeah, it's better to do it that way.Does that answer your question?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/289102/windows-7-anytime-upgrade/
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i already have windows seven on my computer and on windows anytime upgrade
i entered in my serial code for win7 and now it says that i can upgrade but
what am i upgrading i already have win7

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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Bought new computer with windows vista home basic already installe. windows anytime upgrade cd came with. does this mean I can upgrade without buying? am new at the computer game and a lot I dont know

A:Windows Vista Anytime Upgrade

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
Etc.

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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Currently I've got Win 7 HP on my laptop and I want to upgrade to Professional. If I upgrade to Professional and say, later on I choose to format my system. Would I be able to start from scratch and install Win 7 Professional with the key I buy today ?

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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I confirm that you can windows anytime upgrade from Home Premium (even not yet activated) to Professional using Digital River product key (of course for Professional edition).

The process takes less than 10 minutes and you don't need the Professional or Anytime Upgrade DVD. All the installed programs are intact.

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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OK, so I had a look around the forums and found plenty of topics on WAU, but they didn't answer my question.

I'm about to go buy a netbook with Win7 Starter and I was wondering if I would be able to use one of my Technet keys to upgrade to Home Premium. Anyone know?

Thanks,
Brian

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade with Technet key

Should be able to. I have used a Student Upgrade key to do an Anytime from HP.

Unfortunately, even though I have posted several times, no one has given me any feedback about whether it worked for them. I am the only one I know of who has tried it, and it worked for me.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/84737-windows-anytime-upgrade-technet-key.html
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I'm thinking of upgrading from 7 Professional to 7 Ultimate. I'd really like the ability to boot from a VHD. I've heard that Starter, Home Premium, and Professional, are all the same as Ultimate, they just have alot of features locked. Is this true? I'm also aware that an upgrade to 7 from Vista could bring system instability/slower performance, and I'd like to know if there are any risks by using WAU. Thoughts?

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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Hello all I recently canada anytime upgrade windows purchased an upgrade from windows home prem to Windows ultimate i simply right clicked on quot my computer quot --- quot properties quot ---then clicked on the upgrade windows button i think it said quot windows anytime upgrade canada try a new version of windows quot 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 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

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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Hi all

I have a brand new laptop with Home Premium x64 on it. I have purchased a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Pro. When I go to perform the upgrade, it validates the key fine. I accept the EULA, and then click upgrade. After a minute I get a generic message saying the installation failed try again. No error messages etc.

I did some research and made sure system restore was on, disabled AV software, uninstalled diskburner software (nero), etc. I performed windows updates (though I am still not on SP1 since I am also having issues getting past a certain KB, another thread
issue with kb2487426

the folks there suggested starting this thread to just go straight to pro and avoid the update issues... Any help would be appreciated. BTW -- I don't have a CD drive on this laptop so if I need to boot from a disk...

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Fails

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

Good luck.
Mike

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/161141-windows-anytime-upgrade-fails.html
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Hey I Computer Upgrade on Anytime Windows New recently purchased this great new computer for once it's the one now in my system specs but it came with Windows Home Premium -bit I owned an upgrade copy of Professional so I input the product key into Anytime Upgrade and I was running Professional in a few minutes But now Windows is trying to activate and it won't accept the product key I have typed it several times now and I do not think there are any typos So I tried to upgrade again this time from the disc and the upgrade failed probably because it would essentially be quot upgrading quot to the same version it already has So in short I am now running a copy of Windows Professional installed from Anytime Upgrade using the product key from a standard upgrade disc which is going to expire in days because Windows Anytime Upgrade on New Computer it suddenly won't take the key Is there any way I can extricate myself from this mess or do I just need to contact Microsoft and work out the product key situation with them Thanks - Phil

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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Ok upgrade Windows 10 Upgrading to Anytime We have four laptops in the house I only want to upgrade our son's Fizzbook Spin to Windows and keeping the others on Windows The Fizzbook Upgrading Anytime upgrade to Windows 10 Spin came with Windows starter Rather than Upgrading Anytime upgrade to Windows 10 do a clean install of Windows Home Premium I did any anytime upgrade which has its own licence key The reason for this is you can't get hold of the drivers for the quirky educational software it comes with and the upgrade went smoothly and improved its performance no Upgrading Anytime upgrade to Windows 10 end So my question is - can I do an upgrade to Windows We have not received the upgrade icon but I have a copy of Windows bit burned to usb drive As I understand it if you haven't already downloaded the Windows upgrade thereby registering your computer with microsoft you can install from the dvd usb but need your Windows Product Key to be able to register activate Windows Does anyone know if this will work with an anytime upgrade of Windows Home Premium please And also which product key do I use The original Windows Starter one or the Windows Anytime Upgrade one Which is not described as a Product Key but as an upgrade key I can't do a clean install for the same reasons as above - wouldn't be able to get the touch screen and so on working again Thanks Either that or could I just find somewhere to download the Windows upgrade In case you're not aware of the Fizzbook spin it's a quot netbook with an Atom processor similar to an Eee PC might even be an Eee Pc with added software and has a package of Intel educational software a touch screen and pen

A:Upgrading Anytime upgrade to Windows 10

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

I would advise running the upgrade adviser as it may well be that the drivers and the actual educational software may not work with Windows Ten. I would also advise you do a complete backup, (disk image and Data ) before you do anything

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/383333-upgrading-anytime-upgrade-windows-10-a.html
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My brand new computer is currently running windows 7 home edition. I have windows 7 ultimate, enterprise, and professtional DVD, all bootable, with legal keys not used yet (from UNI) (2 keys for each edition).

My question is can I just enter the CD key and upgrade without any need to install or clean install. or do i need to go the long way; backup,install,restore?

Thanks in advance

James Anderson

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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I have Vista home premium 32 bits and I have buy a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Vista Ultimate online. I'm waiting for my cd order.
I have one question. With the update to Ultimate do you know if I will receive a CD with 32 bits version and an other with 64 bits version?
I want upgrade to Ultimate 64 bits....

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate

If you have 32 bit, you will get another 32 bit CD unless you specifically asked for a 64 bit CD.

Also, you cannot "Upgrade" from 32 bit to 64 bit - The internal engines of the two are completely different. You *CAN* order a 64 bit Ultimate CD from Microsoft, no problem. But going from 32 to 64 requires a clean install.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/120955-windows-anytime-upgrade-ultimate.html
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Okay so I am a college student. I bought a windows anytime upgrade key for Home Premium to Professional. I need it for the classes I am taking. Only when I enter the product key it validates then I press upgrade and a few seconds later it says it was unsuccessful. Following that it says that my key doesn't work for windows anytime upgrade and to enter a different code. The key is specifically for upgrading through windows anytime upgrade from Home Premium to Professional. I am quite frustrated

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...

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/250989-windows-anytime-upgrade-pro-fail.html
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For anyone considering a Windows Anytime Upgrade like from Home Premium to Ultimate I did this exact upgrade myself The upgrade took approximately hours and there were no warning messages The promo for the upgrade says it will upgrade your OS but leave your files and settings intact Not entirely true Once the upgrade was completed my login screen came up The first thing that I noticed was wrong was my quot true quot administrator account was not an option I had previously made it active and was an option with Home Premium No problem my personal log in was an Windows Upgrade - Caution Anytime administrator level access so I clicked to log in it accepted my password then went to a screen which took several minutes saying quot preparing desktop quot When it was done I got a message that my original profile was not available and that I had been given a default or temp profile My entire desktop was missing Then one of my central tools for system protection took a dump Windows Live OneCare In particular the firewall was non-functioning It took numerous trouble shooting steps and some downloaded software from Microsoft to Windows Anytime Upgrade - Caution get Live OneCare working properly again Ok I had made a limited backup from before the upgrade thank you know who I went to restore the files from the backup which it did But my c users name where my backed up files went to was not where my quot new quot profile was being stored My new profile was being stored in c users name machine name So I had to manually copy the files folder to folder from where the backup put everything to where my new profile was being stored Recovering my desktop was interesting Many of the icons where copyable from the start menu which had most of the programs intact Others I had to dig into the location of the program and make a shortcut to put on the desktop A few programs did need to be reinstalled and there was a minor loss of data One other thing with my original Home Premium set up when I clicked into one of my programs it would run fine With my new desktop now many of my programs are complaining that they need administrator access So I right clicked the shortcuts and under compatibility selected run as administrator My system is now back around - It required several hours to restore most of my operating desktop But I shouldn't have to do that The anytime upgrade should have done what it was advertised to do Upgrade your OS leaving your settings alone If you are thinking about doing an anytime upgrade consider what I had to do hours for the upgrade itself hours to make everything work properly again Plus the price of the upgrade itself Had I known I'd have to jump through all the hoops just to get some extra features I probably wouldn't have done it My Home Premium was stable and working fine It was the interest in having all the bells and whistles that got me into trouble My

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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Hi,
I have a question regarding upgrading a Windows 7 OS using a keycard purchased. I purchased a keycard last summer and upgraded my Windows 7 OS from Home Premium to Ultimate using the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature in the Control Panel. How many systems can I use this keycard on? I see no limit anywhere on the card or the small box it came in, and I see nothing about there being a limit in the Windows Help.

I am hoping that I can use it on more than 1 PC because I was recently given an HP Mini (netbook) from a friend and it has Windows 7 Starter on it which has almost no features to it whatsoever.

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Question

Unfortunately, you can only use it on one computer.

If you wish to upgrade another computer and still use the one that you've upgraded, then I'm afraid you'll need to buy another product key.

However, you can use your existing upgrade product key on another computer if you uninstall it from the original computer.

I agree that Windows Starter is an abomination. Your cheapest way would be an anytime upgrade to Home Premium.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/219076-windows-anytime-upgrade-question.html
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A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade- Not Installed?

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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I'm not sure if this is a trick question or if I just can't find the answer (and Lord knows I've Googled it!) because it's so simple.
 
 
If I'm upgrading a computer running Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate using the aforementioned Windows Anytime Upgrade, how much more additional hard drive space do I need, if any?
 
Any help / links, feedback from folks who may have done this, would be & will be greatly appreciated.
 
in the technological weeds,
 
Winterland

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade question

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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Greetings!

To: Advanced Users and Members

I made this thread for open source workarounds related to Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful. Due to when you encountered this problem the system would not give any error code to start with isolating the problem why it fails.

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/169492-windows-anytime-upgrade-not-successful.html
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Can someone help me?

A:How do I get a windows vista anytime upgrade disc?

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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I inherited my Dell PC from my mother in law.  She did not remember having the product key (she was 80 years old) and I could not obtain her e-mail history to search there.  How can I enter the product key?  Somehow it was deleted from the
computer because it no longer is retrievable by searching through the registry.

The PC has a windows XP sticker on it, but she has always had Windows 7 Ultimate.  I believe whoever set up the pc back in 2010 must have completed the complimentary upgrade when the computer was set up.  Is it possible to obtain a product key
to reestablish the genuine Microsoft status and stop the error notice from popping up?

Thanks,

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/767b1f33-e639-493b-91ea-40ded369dc7f/dont-have-product-key-for-windows-7-ultimate-anytime-upgrade?forum=w7itproinstall
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when hit the start button and go to windows anytime upgrade it takes me to a control panel page. the page only has 1 option and that don't work. after some research i found out it was discontinued. Is there something out there that replaces it. I'm trying to upgrade windows vista to windows 7 ?

A:windows anytime upgrade gets me to a web site that doesn't w...

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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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 ?
 

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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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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A:Add Features to Windows 8 - replaced Anytime Upgrade

Hello Jim,

Yes, you should be able to either buy Windows Media Center directly through Add Features, or enter the key number for WMC through Add Features when it's working.

I'm not certain yet of exactly how the steps will be for just entering the purchased number, but I would imagine that it would be similar to how it was in the tutorial below for the free preview of WMC in the W8 RP.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...e-preview.html

http://www.eightforums.com/windows-updates-activation/8491-add-features-windows-8-replaced-anytime-upgrade.html
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A:Upgrading Anytime upgrade to Windows 10 - moved

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

I would advise running the upgrade adviser as it may well be that the drivers and the actual educational software may not work with Windows Ten. I would also advise you do a complete backup, (disk image and Data ) before you do anything

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/383333-upgrading-anytime-upgrade-windows-10-a.html
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A:Lost my Windows Anytime Upgrade icon

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/86259-lost-my-windows-anytime-upgrade-icon.html
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A:Missing windows anytime upgrade option

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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Thanks

A:Windows Anytime Upgrade - Simple question about key

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/195341-windows-anytime-upgrade-simple-question-about-key.html
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A:Windows Anytime Upgrade Corrupting Files?

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.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-anytime-upgrade-corrupting-files-573230.html
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A:Help retrieving Windows Anytime Upgrade Key from OE disc

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

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

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Any suggestions greatly appreciated!

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A:Anytime Upgrade vs Upgrade questions...

I think this should answer your question.
If I'm reading you right.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/155705-anytime-upgrade-vs-upgrade-questions.html
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Thanks for the input and support, got it sorted.
Used the new Win 7 Pro and after backup installed from start.
Seems there is no way around when buying machines with these cheap versions of MS products like Starter or Basic.
Suppose to be a money saver...but my thoughts will be ...its too much trouble.
Would rather suggest buying a machine with at least Win 7 Home Premium.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c2610283-c90c-4342-8db2-f0ef86f25ae6/win-7-basic-upgrade-to-win-7-pro-without-anytime-upgrade?forum=w7itproinstall
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A:Windows 7 Family Pack + Anytime Upgrade = BARGAIN?

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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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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A:How to Use Windows Anytime Upgrade with Lenovo Instant reset.

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/295852-how-use-windows-anytime-upgrade-lenovo-instant-reset.html
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A:Can I perform Windows Anytime Upgrade with a retail product key?

Yes.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

Save a backup image before and after you unlock the few extra expensive features in Ultimate as this will be the much easier way to recover either version.

You can always migrate the Ultimate elsewhere if you want. Having the Home Premium image makes this a lot easier.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/348470-can-i-perform-windows-anytime-upgrade-retail-product-key.html
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A:Will Repair Install work with Windows Anytime Upgrade?

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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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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(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.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/194466-windows-anytime-upgrade-failure-starter-home-premium-32-bit.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.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/347894-windows-anytime-upgrade-couldnt-create-restore-point.html
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A:What is Windows Anytime Upgrade called on a French language Lenovo?

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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When you access System Protection to look at the drives, are any listed as "Recovered?"

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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

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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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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 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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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.
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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
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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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:How do I reinstall my Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS(windows anytime upgrade)

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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Never mind, I got the product key and successfully upgraded.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/32620-using-upgrade-key-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/134730-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/122437-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/315789-anytime-pro-upgrade-buy-where.html
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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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Geh.

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A:Do I need to upgrade anytime soon?

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

datactrl,
Welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial may provide an answer to your question.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
THW

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/177467-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/120866-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/w7-anytime-upgrade-question-1003498.html
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Hi,

Please refer to this tutorial:

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Kindly share some info.



Thanks

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You don`t have to do that, just run anytime upgrade from the control panel. You don`t have to reinstall, you are just upgrading. Do you need the extra features in Pro ?

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

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

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/276613-anytime-upgrade-question.html
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A:Anytime Upgrade won't install!

Did you do a a full clean install?

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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A:Anytime upgrade choice

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker


I picked up a new (for me) computer that I installed a copy of Vista Business on. All was well after the install and for almost a month then today it went through Activation and said it's invalid. I thought it was a good copy of Vista but it must have a VLK that MS no longer allows.

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Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7 - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

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Hi Dirt, Welcome to sevenforums. Please fill out your system specs so that people can help you in the future.

It's always best to backup your files when modifying your operating system. In fact, you're better off doing a clean install than doing an upgrade. Here are tutorials for both, good luck.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/77635-install-anytime-upgrade.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/189350-anytime-upgrade-same-version.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/38550-anytime-upgrade-feature.html
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I believe this applies to you.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/63515-anytime-upgrade-question.html
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Quote: Originally Posted by threshold1


So, I have just purchased a new computer with an OEM Home Premium 64-bit installation. I would like to do a clean install with my retail upgrade Win 7 Pro DVDs from a previous upgrade to a different machine.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/140841/vista-anytime-upgrade/
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Hello!

I currently have Win 7 Home Premium and would like to upgrade to Ultimate via online Anytime Upgrade. I'm based in the UK and according to Microsoft site I should be able to upgrade but instead got this message: "Win Anytime Upgrade is no longer available for online purchase.
We're sorry, Win Anytime Upgrade is no longer available for online purchase in your country or region."

Has it been discontinued now in the UK?? Did an online search for any relevant info but couldn't find anything?? Thanks

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Welcome to Seven forums Tuneman.

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I searched Google and all the links went to some hype about Win 8.

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A:Help Have an Anytime Upgrade key but it won't work

Check out option 3 step 2
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi,

Basically, I bought a Dell XPS M1730, this came with Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.

I then thought I'd have a look at Windows 7, so I installed Windows 7.... Yesterday I got fed up with it, fancied a clean wipe of the system and grabbed a Vista disc which I had (not one that came with the original machine, burnt from an iso obtained from my university). After doing a destructive install of Windows Vista, I found that I had installed Business. Now I did not see any options to upgrade to Ultimate (anytime just shows me "learn about the different versions of vista"), and I did not see any options when installing...

Obviously I have no key for Business, so when the trial expires Im buggered, how can I get my hands on an Ultimate upgrade?

Any help/input is greatly appreciated!

A:Anytime upgrade business -> Ultimate, not available...

Originally Posted by samleb


Hi,

Basically, I bought a Dell XPS M1730, this came with Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit.

I then thought I'd have a look at Windows 7, so I installed Windows 7.... Yesterday I got fed up with it, fancied a clean wipe of the system and grabbed a Vista disc which I had (not one that came with the original machine, burnt from an iso obtained from my university). After doing a destructive install of Windows Vista, I found that I had installed Business. Now I did not see any options to upgrade to Ultimate (anytime just shows me "learn about the different versions of vista"), and I did not see any options when installing...

Obviously I have no key for Business, so when the trial expires Im buggered, how can I get my hands on an Ultimate upgrade?

Any help/input is greatly appreciated!



Right click on "My Computer" in the start menu and go to the bottom of the window. There should be a link at the bottom to "change product key". Click on the link and enter your vista ultimate key from your original installation and Vista should take care of the rest.

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A:Transfer anytime upgrade to another computer?

You can migrate Anytime Upgrade to any machine which qualifies for it as it is retail software which you own for life. To remove it from Dell run a backup image you should always make of the native OS, or run Dell Factory Recovery: Dell Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings

Dell's have fallen out of favor whereas HP, Acer group and Toshiba have all risen in esteem.

Be aware of atrocious Samsung support, especially related to their absurd Recovery scheme. I'll drop you in on page 11 of a recent epic Samsong to get a preview of what to expect: New laptop, changing partition disks?

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A:Loathe to ask... Anytime Upgrade gone to He11

Explain the Anytime Upgrade issue better. Did you buy a key to try to upgrade to a higher version?

You likely need to not only boot from DVD if you have the Win7 install DVD, but wipe the HD:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing in Device Manager can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device.

Install updates and then programs slowly over time to gauge performance after each. Don't let any programs write themselves into msconfig>Startup as they become freeloaders on your RAM/CPU and can spy on you. I only allow AV and gadgets. http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...-msconfig.html

Use a lightweight free AV like MS Security Essentials which works perfectly with Windows 7 Firewall. http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

When it is finished, clean and order the HD perfectly using state-of-the-art free CCleaner then Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly. CCleaner - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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Then save a Win7 Backup image externally so you never have to reinstall again, just reimage the HD or replacement using DVD or Repair CD. Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

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Thanks

A:Can you reinstall an anytime upgrade with no disk?

More info, I did an anytime upgrade to get to professional. I want to go back to premium(I have the disk) then re-do the NYTimes upgrade. It's gives me no option! Only says "upgrade or custom"

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A:Vista anytime upgrade isn't working!

I've attached the Dump files for reference... IF you can read them

Cheers,

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Since Monday, I have been trying to upgrade my installed and activated copy of Vista Home Edition to Vista Ultimate. I have tried 6 times.

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I am at my wit's end. Does anyone know of any way to upgrade this puppy even if it includes starting from the beginning? Also, does anyone know if using the product key that is in the XML file will work without installing Home, then Ultimate?

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Can anyone help? Thanks

A:Anytime Upgrade - Clean Install

I believe it is not possible you can only use the Upgrade disk to Upgrade a Version of Vista to do so you will need a Previous version of Vista already Installed

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I have windows 7 home premium on my desktop, and am looking to get windows 7 on my new laptop as well from a fresh install.

i had a look at the website and it would be cheaper for me to get an upgrade key for windows 7 to upgrade my desktop's system to professional.

what im wondering is could i, after doing that, reuse the original product key to activate windows 7 on my laptop? or would i need to buy a new windows 7 full installation disk if i did that anyway?
 

A:Solved: Anytime Upgrade query

i had a look at the website and it would be cheaper for me to get an upgrade key for windows 7 to upgrade my desktop's system to professional.Click to expand...

After doing that your Home Premium would be "dead" unless you wanted to downgrade back to it.

what im wondering is could i, after doing that, reuse the original product key to activate windows 7 on my laptop?Click to expand...

No, sorry.

or would i need to buy a new windows 7 full installation disk if i did that anyway?Click to expand...

Yes, you need a new license for the new computer.
 

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A:Clean install after anytime upgrade?

Simple answer - Yes.
An Anytime Upgrade key cannot be used for a Clean install - it requires an activated and validated installation from which to upgrade.

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