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Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade

Q: Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade

I want to upgrade my wifes netbook to Home Edition Its running Windows Starter I know how edition Home a using from upgrade starter Upgrade to use the Anytime Upgrade but I have a Family Pack Windows Home Edition Upgrade Retail box disc I have only used one of the upgrades of the family pack Can I use another to upgrade the Starter netbook or do i have to by an Anytime upgrade Seems like i should be able to but it also seems like the upgrade is meant to be from just xp or vista not a lower end window version Also how would i do it if i can Can i simply change the product key or do i have to insert a disk and run the whole upgrade If i do Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade have to insert disk and run the upgrade will i have to do a clean install Plus while typing this i just realized her netbook doesnt have an optical drive so what about that too Just want to get these questions answered Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade before i even bother attempting it I Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade would hate to think i could just change the product key and go about my business cause thats never the case and everything always turns into a few hours of work thanks for the help and i just registered here because im getting back into windows im mainly a mac but i think im both now so hello

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A: Upgrade from starter using a Home edition upgrade

Welcome to the forum,

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

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


Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/182085-upgrade-starter-using-home-edition-upgrade.html
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thanks

A:Upgrade from Starter to Home Premium with Upgrade DVD?

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

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

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/182347-upgrade-starter-home-premium-upgrade-dvd.html
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A:Upgrade from starter to home premium failed.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Chris1982


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


A System Restore or a System Reinstall?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/155415-upgrade-starter-home-premium-failed.html
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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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Is anyone aware of a more cost effective (legitimate) method?

Having Googled for it, I come up with this:
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Anyone know of anywhere better?

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium

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

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/147171-upgrade-windows-7-starter-home-premium.html
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I check the OS later and voila it's upgraded, apps such as windows media center and all games like chess titans etc came out of nowhere. Also all the themes etc. I checked SYSTEM and found the OS name changed to home premium from starter.
Try it !
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-upgrade.1071727/
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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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The only thing I can find in the upgrade log that looks suspicious is:

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

(I will give more infos if needed)

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

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

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/194466-windows-anytime-upgrade-failure-starter-home-premium-32-bit.html
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A:Windows upgrade starter to premium current key not valid for upgrade

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


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

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Hello jhamidi, welcome to Seven Forums!



You will find some answers at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.



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A:Repair using a Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade CD

Normally yes

Please clean the disc, and possible clean the drive, using a cd cleaner disc
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/repair-using-a-windows-xp-home-edition-upgrade-cd.101606/
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Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

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A:upgrade win7 starter to win7 home premium

Hello Mogens, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here you go.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/351811-upgrade-win7-starter-win7-home-premium.html
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EDIT: sorry, is this one:

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-7-upgrade-from-starter.897514/
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Here's a how-to article: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/14943/how-to-upgrade-your-netbook-to-windows-7-home-premium/
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-upgrade-windows-7-starter-on-eee-pc1015b.173827/
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A:Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with regular DVD

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/156351-upgrade-windows-7-starter-ultimate-regular-dvd.html
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A:Win 10 - won't upgrade due to Microsoft Office Starter 2010 HELP!!!!

Hi Dolar,
You could follow these instructions for a clean install of W10.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

note Office starter is an APP in W10.

Roy

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/396917-win-10-wont-upgrade-due-microsoft-office-starter-2010-help.html
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A:Win 7 Starter crashing on Acer netbook; should I upgrade to Win 7??

I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
HD Diagnostic



   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
startup repair disc-create



Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?


Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Attachment 190275

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Going to give this a bump. No one is willing to give me even a little help? that's cold :P


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https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...ad/windows8ISO

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Windows 10 ISO download

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/195667-windows-7-starter-ultimate-upgrade-clean-install-error-stocked.html
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Google Data On SituationLouis

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oops, posted wrong link, corrected now.

.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-or-full-windows-7-edition.924192/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/8775-clean-install-upgrade-edition.html
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A:Anytime upgrade key student edition !

Error massage

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/42707-anytime-upgrade-key-student-edition.html
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A:Win Vista Bus Edition -cannot upgrade Explorer

I am running a HP/Compaq model no. 6515b
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I am trying to upgrade to Explorer Ver 8 but everytime I do, I get an error message that my hardware can't support it.Click to expand...

Are you trying to upgrade to the Internet Explorer 8 browser or are you trying to upgrade to the Windows 8 operating system?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-vista-bus-edition-cannot-upgrade-explorer.1118890/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-back-to-starter.1092964/
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A:Vista Ultimate Upgrade (Student Edition)

Hello AlienMenace

I believe it would be becuase he is currently running a 32-bit version.
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regards




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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/25852-installation-w7-upgrade-edition-seperate-disk.html
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A:[SOLVED] Upgrade from Media Edition to Professional

and welcome to the Forum

Yes . . you cannot upgrade from MCE to Pro version . . MCE is XP Pro with some of the networking capabilities disabled. . why do you want to?

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-upgrade-from-media-edition-to-professional-266643.html
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I think you should read this post for any references:-
Can an OEM licence key be used to activate a retail disc installation - Microsoft Community

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A:Solution for dual-booting with Upgrade edition of Windows 7

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A:Tecra A10 - Win7 upgrade from Vista Business edition

I don?t know what earlier owner has done but if somehow possible install clean Win7 version and not Vista to Win7 upgrade. I have done this on several Vista machines and now all machines work perfectly with clean Win7 32bit version.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-windows-xp-media-center-edition-2004-to-2005.671468/