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Can you install a 32 bit Windows 7 pro upgrade on Home Premium 64 bit

Q: Can you install a 32 bit Windows 7 pro upgrade on Home Premium 64 bit

We are getting a new Dell Vosrto desktop computer Our only options were with bit versions of Windows like all manufacturers upgrade Windows bit Premium a pro Can install 64 on 32 Home 7 bit you now I know I will have problems with some older programs like Photoshop CS and want to install the bit version that will come in the Professional upgrade that we plan to upgrade to Since we will never increase the memory to the level of needing the Windows bit I am certain that the bit version is much better fro us My questions is can we install the bit version from the Professional upgrade in place of the bit Home Premium with comes preinstalled I would do this from the very beginning so we wouldn't have installed any of our software yet I don't think there is any bloatware form Dell that we will want I will make the recovery copies of the bit OS first and then hopefully upgrade to the bit Professional Things are quot tight quot and hopefully will not have to purchase a full version of Professional

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A: Can you install a 32 bit Windows 7 pro upgrade on Home Premium 64 bit

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

But you could upgrade to Pro & use XP mode for older app's
Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

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
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A:Can I install Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC

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You can clean install the Upgrade over RC by booting the DVD. It will see an OS during bootup to allow Upgrade version key. If not, use one of the workarounds here:
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is it in any way possible to:

1) install windows 7 RC as the home premium version (not ultimate). i heard you can edit some file to allow this.

2) when the retail version of windows 7 home premium upgrade comes out, use that to upgrade my RC installation AND KEEP MY INSTALLED PROGRAMS?

i heard you can do a custom install which makes a windows.old folder. i am looking to NOT do that.


A:install win7 RC as home premium and upgrade to retail

Interesting idea.

What scant info we have heard from MS indicates you can use RC as a qualifying installation for the purchased upgrade.

I suspect it would need to be an activated install to do that.
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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.
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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
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A:Home Premium windows 7 upgrade help

Sorry NO, x32 to x64 clean install only.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ
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A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

Windows 8 would be a much better choice if you really want a good upgrade. Upgrading to Home Basic or Home Premium would result in needing more memory because you're already using 1.96 GB out of the 2 GB that you have installed. Windows 8 has a much smaller footprint, so it is the way to go - but only if you wouldn't mind the big change to things like the new user interface.
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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....)
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A:windows 7 Home premium upgrade..


I posted for some assistance.

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

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

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
If you don't know how to recover your present install I would advise not to upgrade until you do know exactly how too incase the upgrade fails

Here's a way to recover your present install if things go badly upgrading,
Imaging with free Macrium

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A:how to upgrade to windows 7 home premium

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 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 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.

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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:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to 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

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A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit UPGRADE issue

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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.

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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 ?

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A:Windows 7 home Premium Upgrade question.

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.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support -->

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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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You will likely have to buy a new key from Microsoft.
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These links should be helpful to you.

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A:Questions regarding Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

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Quote: Originally Posted by apexapex

Hi guys,

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Thank you for writing to us!
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Repair Install

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compused said:


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CompusedClick to expand...

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A:How many times can I install windows 7 home premium

Quote: Originally Posted by shakoor1

I?ve pre ordered a copy a Windows 7 home premium and how many times can I install that on a pc, once or how many times you like

I believe it will be like XP in that you can re-install it on the same machine as many times as you wish. A major change to the system will probably necessitate a call to Microsoft to obtain a new key value. That is the way it is with XP.
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Good evening windows clean premium install Do a home my of Been thinking of having a go myself regarding making a clean install of my desktop running windows home premium Just one or two questions if I may I Do a clean install of my windows home premium I do Do a clean install of my windows home premium have a W disc ''OEM Disc'' I do have the licence key What sort of time involved should I allow myself for the job Should I delete the contents of the C drive That drive has only the O S and program files What about all the downloads and the service pack one that was installed some time ago Will I need any further disc Do a clean install of my windows home premium etc for drivers for mother board and graphics card Will it be as easy as the demo that Brink has put together on these forums Will it be a big challenge for a computer dummy Well should I re think this and take it to a local PC engineer Any answers Please Please be honest and kind to me with the above That's about it Many thanks David Very nervous

A:Do a clean install of my windows home premium

see comments in bold

Quote: Originally Posted by trendy

Good evening.Been thinking of having a go myself regarding making a clean install of my desktop running windows 7 home premium.
Just one or two questions if I may.

I.I do have a W7 disc ''OEM Disc''

Are you sure this is a bona fide Windows installation disc? I assume it's something that came with your PC?

You could instead download an ISO from Digital River, burn it to a disc, and install from that disc. The ISO would contain Service Pack 1.

2.I do have the licence key

Obtained from where? Does it have 25 characters (5 groups of 5)?

30.What sort of time involved should I allow myself for the job

Typically less than 30 minutes for the install per se. That excludes getting updates, configuring, etc.

4.Should I delete the contents of the C drive,That drive has only the O/S and program files.

No. If you do a clean install and tell Windows to install to C, it will do the necessary and get rid of everything now in C and reformat C.

5.What about all the downloads and the service pack one that was installed some time ago

You will have to redownload that stuff from Windows update.

6.Will I need any further disc etc for drivers for mother board and graphics card.

Possible but unlikely. Windows installation disc and updates after the install are probably all you need. As a precaution, I would go to the motherboard manufacturer's web site and download the Ethernet driver (NIC driver) so you won't have any problem establishing an Internet connection after the install. Windows should supply this and nearly always does, but getting the driver separately is insurance.

7.Will it be as easy as the demo that Brink has put together on these forums

I haven't seen the demo. Sometimes the demos aren't worded too well, so I wouldn't expect each and every choice you are faced with to match the demo precisely. But it's nothing you can't overcome through this forum.

8.Will it be a big challenge for a computer dummy.

It's scary cause you've never done it. If you do it a time or two, you will wonder what the big deal is.

Be sure to disconnect all drives other than the drive that will receive Windows before you start. Back up your data.

9.Well should I re think this and take it to a local PC engineer.

No. I assume you have a good reason to attempt it. Why are you doing this?

10.Any answers Please.


11.Please be honest and kind to me with the above.

I tried.

12.That's about it.

Carry on. Stiff upper lip. Put a knife in your teeth and put on your combat helmet before beginning. Reward yourself when done.

Here's a question for you: Will you have any way of getting onto this forum if things don't go as expected and the PC you are installing Windows on is temporarily not usable?
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A:Clean install with windows 7 Home Premium

I'm not sure why you felt you were stuck with anything using the Drive Tools to partition. You can Delete continually until you Create exactly the partitions you want, then Format before install.

If you are satisfied with your install otherwise, enter Disk Management and extend the Win7 partition into the unallocated space by whatever you want to add, then create your data partition.

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A:Re-Install of DELL OEM Windows 7 Home Premium

I've never heard of this 'pre-activated' stuff before, but then again I've never heard of OEM activation methods.
Did you buy this laptop directly from Dell? And also, is there any chance you have another Windows 7 disc?
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