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Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with regular DVD

Q: Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with regular DVD

I bought an Acer Aspire One netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it, and I have a Windows 7 Ultimate installation DVD that I want to use to upgrade my netbook's OS. I put the DVD into an external DVD drive connected to my netbook with a USB cable and started the installation wizard. I chose the "Upgrade" option and the installer said that I need to use Windows Anytime Upgrade for that. The problem with that is that I don't want to buy a new license, since I already have this DVD. How can I upgrade my netbook's OS from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with the DVD I already have?
Thanks in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with regular DVD

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A: Upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate with regular DVD

Use Anytime Upgrade: Type "Anytime" in Start Search box to start the Process, insert your Ultimate Product Key, the extra features will be unlocked in just a few minutes.

Be sure to make your Acer Recovery Disks first, or save a Win7 backup image so you have a path back to the licensed OS on that machine. You may decide you want to move your retail Win7 Ultimate to another machine. You may also find a cheaper Ultimate Anytime Upgrade key.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/156351-upgrade-windows-7-starter-ultimate-regular-dvd.html
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A:Windows 7 Starter to Ultimate.Upgrade/Clean Install Error or stocked.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You can only upgrade from Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate by the Windows Anytime Upgrade method.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

If your computer is running Win 7 Starter it shouldn't have any problem with Win 7 Ultimate.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/195667-windows-7-starter-ultimate-upgrade-clean-install-error-stocked.html
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is it possible? will my license key be the same? or my future OS will be fake or pirated?

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thanks for the help!

A:upgrade my windows 7 starter to windows 7 ultimate/professional/home

Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/115166-upgrade-my-windows-7-starter-windows-7-ultimate-professional-home.html
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I have a windows 7 ultimate disc but when I try to upgrade it says I need to use Windows anytime upgrade. I just got the laptop and don't care if I have to delete everything on the computer. How can I put ultimate on without having to pay again and use anytime update.
Thanks
 

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A:Windows 7 starter reinstallation from w7 ultimate

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management window? Write "disk management" in the Start menu searchbox and then press Enter to bring it up. It will tell us if there is or not a recovery partition. If the hdd was changed, I'm pretty sure there isn't anymore, but it's still worth checking.

Try taking a pic of the sticker, with some image tweaking and some guesswork we can help extracting the license key (if possible at all).

If your sticker is unreadable and the original installation is overwritten, you need to buy another license from some internet retailer that still has windows 7 installation disks (and their activation code) in stock.
Starter is not sold afaik, the lower one you can buy is Home Premium.

There are two versions, the OEM disks that link permanently the installation to the device once installed, and the Retail that allows you to move the windows 7 to another device if you want to.

As a sidenote, I'm 99% sure that the ultimate you are using is counterfeit, and that the techs that did that were morons, as anyone in the trade knows has all-in-one windows 7 installation disks.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/302190-windows-7-starter-reinstallation-w7-ultimate.html
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 regular freezes

  
Quote: Originally Posted by IndianinIA


Hi,
I did a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my custom built machine. Installation went through fine, but when I log in, the system freezes every now and then. I tried getting a minidump, but nothing is created (like a C:\Windows\Minidump). Here are other things I have tried -
1) Safe boot - works fine - no freezes for a long time
2) Safe boot with networking - works fine - same as above
3) BIOS, Video card driver (GeForce 8400 GTS), motherboard chipset driver - all updated
4) Re-seated Ram (1 GB on 2 separate sticks) in different slots
5) Clean boot - disabled nVidia driver, which was the only non-MS driver - this time started getting Freezes randomly. Freeze happens while browsing a website, playing a game or even when left running idle (without any applications running).
6) Ran a memtest last night - did not report any errors.

I am out of ideas. Any help will be appreciated!!!

System specs:
FoxConn 975XAB motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo processor (I think it is the 6800)
BFG GeForce 8400 GTS Video Card
Corsair 1 GB RAM (2 x 512 MB )
WD Harddrive - 640 GB SATA
WD Hardrive Caviar Black - 1 TB SATA II

Thanks!


The minimum requirments for 64bit is 2GB of ram,i think your problem lies therein.

Dan

http://www.sevenforums.com/bsod-help-support/55191-windows-7-ultimate-x64-regular-freezes.html
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A:upgrade win7 starter to win7 ultimate

Do have enough RAM? A lot of the netbooks only have 1GB of RAM and for most versions of Win 7, 2GB is MINIMUM.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/115212-upgrade-win7-starter-win7-ultimate.html
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Thanks.

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.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/307006-windows-upgrade-starter-premium-current-key-not-valid-upgrade.html
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See this tutorial:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to
Make sure that the hardware can handle more than the Starter edition.

I don't know for sure about running Skype on the Starter edition... but I don't see why you would not be able to do so.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/282757-how-do-i-upgrade-windows-starter-7-a.html
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A:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter

Take a look at this:
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows

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

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/180114-upgrade-windows-7-starter.html
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Bump :( I really need help plz!

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/windows-7-ultimate-32-bit-upgrade-from-vista-ultimate-gets-stuck-on-35-a-492715.html
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A:Can I upgrade Windows 7 Starter on EEE PC1015b?

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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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/45924-windows-7-starter-upgrade-options.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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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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Try it !
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-upgrade.1071727/
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Please see --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...-a-458313.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrade-from-windows-7-ultimate-rc-to-windows-7-ultimate-official-release-467504.html
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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


-I got more feedback in the Auto thread over what I drove, than actual computer related tech advice lol

I'll admit to being computer dumb, but show me some love. Who knows, your car might break and you'll need tech advice..?? (and it just so happens Im a tech). Help me and I'll return the favor

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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:Windows 7 family pack upgrade on Windows starter netbook.

The family pack allows for three installations, so if this Netbook meets the system requirements, and you have only installed it on two other machines, then you should be fine.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/369313/windows-7-family-pack-upgrade-on-windows-starter-netbook/
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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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A:Ultimate to Starter

You will need to reinstall using a Starter Install Disk or use a Recovery Partition or System Recovery Disk that came with the Netbook depending on it's make.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/216211-ultimate-starter.html
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Google Data On SituationLouis

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Hello edwardcanker, welcome to Seven Forums!


It would fit on about a 20GB partition total but if you don't want to almost immediately start running out of space it really needs about 40GB total and that will still be pushing the low-end limit.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/173959-starter-ultimate-how-much-more-hdd-space.html
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A:[Ask] upgrading from starter to ultimate

As long as you don't delete the preinstall portion of the HDD you should be able to go back to starter if you really need to.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/115622-ask-upgrading-starter-ultimate.html
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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

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hope this helps

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/222145-windows-7-anytime-upgrade-non-upgrade-ultimate-license.html
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Update all drivers from here:

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/94135-gateway-lt-21-win-7-starter-win-7-ultimate-troubles.html
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Depending on your computer, you may be able to use a Restore Partition to restore Windows 7 Starter. You may want to look on the support site for the manufacturer of your PC to see if there are instructions on how to do a restoration of factory settings or the factory install. The other way is to have a Windows 7 DVD to install Starter yourself using a Custom Install as seen in this tutorial: Custom Install Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/123152-how-change-back-window-7-ultimate-starter.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/winodws-vista-64-ultimate-regular-bsods.711736/
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A:how to get back my window starter or basic after upgrading to ultimate

It sounds like you are trying to use the same key twice. If this is correct we cannot offer help, with that situation.
We can try to get you back to your original Operating system if you did not format the restore partition, however.
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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/216710-how-get-back-my-window-starter-basic-after-upgrading-ultimate.html
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My question is...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-starter-to-home-premium-back-to-starter.1092964/
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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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How to Upgrade Your Netbook to Windows 7 Home Premium - How-To Geek

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many thanks

A:upgrade from windows 7 ultimate

Originally Posted by zivshosh


I upgraded my laptop with 8.1 to 10 and I ended up with all programs recognized and working. Hard to believe.
All I did after the upgrade is download and install English (US) package to change interface language.
Will it be the same when upgrading from windows 7 ultimate?
where should I begin? search microsoft for upgrade to windows 10?
many thanks



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A:Ugh! Help Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Illitratefailur


Ok. im looking for some help with a walkaround on this one, ive tried just about everything i know how to do, from booting from the CD in BIOS to changing the minclient as instructed for this process. Each time i get a similar if not slightly different ERROR! Msg. So i am hoping that someone out there has had this problem, and found a way to fix it, and more importantly, willing to share the solution!
My Problem: I am currently using Windows 7 Evaluation Build 7100 on a 64Xbit System. I have in my possesion A bootable CD of Windows 7 Ultimate N + Key when i follow the steps as instructed
as follows (1. Download the ISO as you did previously and burn the ISO to DVD 2. COpy the whole image to a storage location you wish to run the upgrade from or a directory on any partition on the machine running the pre-release build 3. browse to sources directory 4. open the file cversion.ini in a text editor like notepad 5. modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. for example, change the 7100 to 7000 6. save the file in place with the same name. 7. run setup like you would normally from this modified copy of the image and the version check will be bypassed).......... or thats what was supposed to happen!
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Windows 7 Ultimate cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You?ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate N, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select ?Custom (advanced)?.
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the eval build ends Today. and every 2 hours without warning my computer just reboots...
so....
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Two things you could do. install N to a different partition and dual boot. then import using the easy transfer wizard. The time date thing isnt "legal" per say but might buy you time, but yoou may buy some more problems. Sometimes a date shift will trigger AV to break, non genuine windows to trigger etc. I would shoot for the dual boot if you have the room.

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A:Cannot upgrade windows vista ultimate 64bit to windows 7 ultimate 64bit!!!

Run setup while in Windows and you can.


If you run Setup from within Windows:

You can upgrade Windows Vista or Windows 7 Build 7077 or later.
You cannot run x64 Setup on a system running an x86 build of Windows, or vice-versa.
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You cannot make any changes to the layout of a disk; you must use existing partitions, and Setup will not recognize unallocated space.
If you boot from the Windows 7 DVD:

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A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

the point is - usually you use a trial on a non production machine or dual boot. since you do not have a legal activated full version copy of an os installed, you will not be able to use the upgrade key.

true in the past you could do it but I guess microsoft is trying to close another piracy path.

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Creative Worldwide Support

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There were upgrade disks around for a while if I recall. But you can do anything you want, repair install, upgrade install from the full ISO or do you mean just the service pack alone? It needs SP1 installed first. Copied from my instructions on another forum:






Vista SP1, if not already onboard, should be installed first following the same principles laid out below. The standalone download for that is HERE (x86) and for x64 - HERE. (Change Country at bottom left if necessary)

Vista SP2 Standalone is HERE (x86) and for x64 - HERE. (Change Country at bottom left if necessary)



Or are you asking if Microsoft ever issued an ISO download for Vista including all service packs, no they didn't, only including SP1. To the general public anyway, but they did make available to their MVP's ISO's of the entire thing, Vista including SP1 and 2 and I have it stored in my Cloud storage.

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A:Upgrade Vista Ultimate to Windows 7

Originally Posted by splabombard


I am attempting to upgrade my system from Vista Ultimate x32 to Windows 7. Can anyone assist me? The problem I am having is a conversion from the Spanish version of the upgrade disk to English. Somehow I received the Spanish Version and because it is over the 90 days I cannot return it for a replacement. The Microsoft store tells me that there is a "languages" program written by Microsoft that will allow me to change it. Does anyone know anything about this? I cannot find it.



3 points I want to make sure I understand correctly ....
1. You want to upgrade from Vista Ultimate 32-bit to Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.
2. You received a Spanish upgrade disc.
3. You want to know how to switch to English version.

Here is what I know .....
1. Use the Spanish upgrade disc and do the installation.
2. You'll need to install the Windows 7 languiage packs which will enable you to convert from Spanish to English.
Here is the Official Windows 7 Language Packs download links :
Download Windows 7 MUI Language Packs (Official 32-bit and 64-bit Direct Download Links) ? My Digital Life
Note : make sure you pick this link :
English: windows6.1-kb972813-x86-en-us_22ee3397a02372681b375ddabf6ffa33662fd500.exe

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excerpt .....
Windows 7 language packs are available for computers that are running Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise. The Windows 7 language packs can be installed only from the Optional Updates section in Windows Update. However, these language packs are not available on the Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or through the Microsoft Download Center.

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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Report

Computer Name:Operating System:Windows 7 UltimateCPU:Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHzMemory:8.0 GB

System
Details

Most complete Windows 7 is installed

You're using Windows 7 Ultimate, which is the most complete version of Windows 7.

Windows Aero support

Your graphics adapter supports the Windows Aero user interface.Go online to learn more about Windows Aero


CPU speed: 3.4 GHz

Your CPU meets the 1 GHz minimum requirement.

8.0 GB of RAM

Your PC meets the 2 GB minimum requirement.

59.3 GB free space available on C:

Your hard disk meets the minimum requirement of 20 GB free space for 64-bit Windows 7.
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Status
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High Definition Audio Device
Microsoft

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
NVIDIA

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

Realtek High Definition Audio
Realtek

Compatible
This device is compatible with Windows 7.

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This device is compatible with Windows 7.
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Command & Conquer The First Decade
version 1.00.0000
Electronic Arts

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Update available
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Update available
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Action recommended
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version 5.6.7324.0
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If you've already got W7 64, why re-install it?

1st line second paragraph and last line in post contradict each other.

Would you also fill out your system specs.

Roy

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/112356-vista-ultimate-oem-upgrade-windows-7-a.html
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A:No upgrade option for Windows 7 Ultimate

You may need to confirm or download another ISO and burn another DVD using ImgBUrn, or write to flash stick using Universal USB Installer with Win7 in Dropdown menu.

Make sure to boot the installer, follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall: Reinstalling Windows 7

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/194430-no-upgrade-option-windows-7-ultimate.html
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Hey

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And Is ultimate worth upgrading to ? does it make my computer better ?
 

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This seems like a good deal for students and their families.
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A:Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade editon for 59.95

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ggrrttdd


Hello,

This seems like a good deal for students and their families.
Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade for ?59.95.

Windows 7 Student - Buy Windows 7 UK Student Upgrade Cheap Price


Good find...someone here will benefit from it

http://www.sevenforums.com/software/31249-windows-7-ultimate-upgrade-editon-59-95-a.html
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What could be the issue?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

Do a clean install, not an upgrade

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/85136-upgrade-windows-7-professional-ultimate.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/17448-how-much-upgrade-vista-ultimate-windows-7-a.html
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http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/120955-windows-anytime-upgrade-ultimate.html
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/74208-windows-7-ultimate-64-bit-motherboard-cpu-upgrade.html
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Hello Ned,

If you like, you could use the note under step 5 in the tutorial below to download and create a Windows 7 w/SP1 installation USB/DVD to do a repair install with.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/234193-inplace-upgrade-windows-7-sp1-ultimate-64-a.html
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If it's not an OEM version, then you can use it on another system. Be aware that you can only use the OS on one system at a time.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/271162/upgrade-to-windows-7-ultimate-question/
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A:upgrade from vista ultimate 64 to win7 ultimate 64 froze

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http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f217/upgrade-from-vista-ultimate-64-to-win7-ultimate-64-froze-433724.html
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Open control panel - Region and Language - Keyboard and Languages tab - click on Change Keyboards button and then go to General tab. This opens up Default Input Language and installed Services.

In Default Input Language, make sure that English (United States) - US is selected from the dropdown box. If not select the same.

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Any help on this is highly appreciated . Many thanks in advance .

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Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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Great question. One you're going to have to ask elsewhere as no one here is going to answer it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/328340-how-do-i-upgrade-windows-7-ultimate-out-admin-password.html
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A:Upgrade Vista Ultimate -> Windows 7: OS Language

Hi Drachenstein, welcome to the Seven Forums.

If you want to do an in-place upgrade, you have to have exactly the same language version. Info about the pre-installed OEM version with activation key can normally be found in the sticker in the bottom of the laptop.

If you ordered your laptop from the USA, the OEM Windows Vista most certainly is English. So for in-place upgrade you need an English Win7. To my knowledge Windows 7 is available only in one universal English version; no EN-US or EN-UK versions exists.

Kari

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/41391-upgrade-vista-ultimate-windows-7-os-language.html
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Yes. I was VERY well impressed with 7 being able to mount images. I really hope that feature makes it to the final version.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/software/827-upgrade-vista-ultimate-windows-7-6801-a.html
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When you upgraded to Ultimate, did you reinstall all your drivers?

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A:Windows ultimate beta 7100/upgrade

  
Quote: Originally Posted by whiterabbit


Hello All

My Windows7 beta's time is almost up. So i hafty upgrade that. Well i get one windows7 with new notebook(Windows7 home premium upgrade).

My question is do i hafty make clean install or can i upgrade my windows ultimate beta version?

Any tips and ideas are most wellcome, thx!

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You like I are in the same boat. You cant upgrade from a version earlier than 7223 to the current 7600. so clean install it it for us both
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A:problems with Windows 7 upgrade from Vista Ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Arebeekay


Hi people, I'm having trouble upgrading my dell xps m1330 from Ultimate vista to 7 pro. I realize that I probably purchased the wrong version but it won't even allow me to do clean install. It goes into 'copying temporary files" forever, then finally to install option screen of either upgrading (which it won't allow me to) or custom which I tried several times after a while it tries to copy files then error message saying "some files corrupted of missing" etc then stops the process, ive installed the upgrade advisor and did what it asked until it passed. Please any advise would be of great help! thanks


Very good start with the upgrade advisor. From that point, I would suggest, disconnect everything other than mouse, monitor and keyboard. Try to clean install again, do not enter your key number, if you get to that point. When installed, try it and enjoy it for a while. Install your programs at that point and use it again. If you are satisfied, at that point, enter your key number. Make a system image and put it in a safe place.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/45082-problems-windows-7-upgrade-vista-ultimate.html
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A:Win 7 Upgrade from Starter?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/win-7-upgrade-from-starter.897514/
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Did you accidently get 32 bit version of Windows 8?

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Just this week I noticed I had a Windows Update icon in my system tray When I opened it up I got an Can Upgrade with to 7 Existing Update Windows I Problem Ultimate error stating that it could not check for windows updates It also had the error code of I've tried running the Readiness Tool that was suggested in the Windows knowledge base article but that didn't fix it The only other option that I have been able to find is to re-install or re-upgrade my operating system I am running Windows Vista Ultimate on this laptop and I'm not sure if I Can I Upgrade to 7 Ultimate with Existing Windows Update Problem have the CD DVD of the operating system as the OS came installed on my laptop when I got it from Lenovo So I've decided that since I was going to upgrade to Windows at some point I might as well do it now My question is I'm wondering if this Windows Update problem will somehow hamper the upgrade to Windows Does anyone know I don't want to buy the upgrade package and try to preserve my files and program installations only to have this Windows Upgrade piece be a key component of the upgrade to Windows and it all fail Has anyone had this problem before and upgraded successfully unsuccessfully Thanks

A:Can I Upgrade to 7 Ultimate with Existing Windows Update Problem

If you get a Windows 7 upgrade disc, follow this tutorial.

Just backup all your data first.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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Hi,

I bought long time ago Windows 7 Home edition (FPP license) - non english and afterwards when I realized that it does not support more than 16GB RAM, I decided to buy WAU upgrade to Ultimate version.
I need to know, if it is possible to create or download legally just the Ultimate version with english language and use my KEY.

When I reinstall windows, then I have to do upgrade to Ultimate and then add english language package which is not translating everything. I don't like this. I would prefer just one instalation of Ultimate with english language and use my key.

Thanks for any help.

A:Windows 7 Home to Ultimate with WAU upgrade - new installation disc

Hi,
Yes
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Problem is still you need new full installation media,
You might quote this nice fellow,
Win7 ISO image

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I have upgraded my Lenovo L520 to Windows 7 ultimate all seemed to load ok.
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Thank You

A:Lenovo L520 Looping after upgrade of windows 7 ultimate

Why did you upgrade?

Where did you get the disk, or the ISO file and how was it burned to disk or stick?

Troubleshoot Windows 7 Installation Failures - Windows 7 Help Forums

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This might be a silly question, but I need some advice. I have Vista Home Premium 32 bit, and since the release of windows 7, the price of Vista Ultimate has dropped dramatically. My questions are these. What would be the benefit of upgrading to vista ultimate on a home PC or should I just upgrade to Windows 7?

A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium to Ultimate or Windows 7

I would go with 7.

Vista was never very popular. It would be my guess that support for the OS is ended as soon as possible, without any extensions.

7 has better security

Although mostly eye candy, 7 does have a lot of nice features.

Of course a question like this is very subjective, there is no right or wrong.

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Hi,
I have been using Windows 7 RC1 for some time now.
I have already purchased the upgarde Windows 7 64 and 32 bit.
I want to install the 64 bit version on a new HDD from scrath.
I understand that when upgrading the system requires an installed version of Vista or XP but that's not present on disk, I do have Vista but don't want to istall that firts and do a reinstall.
Any suggestions? Please?
Thanks in advance.
 

A:Solved: Question: Install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 upgrade on new HDD

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media
 

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