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Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

Q: Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

I bought a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk at retail and want to use it to upgrade a new computer that has Win 7 Home Professional installed. The installation stopped and I was directed to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to do the job. Microsoft expects me to purchase a key in order to perform the upgrade. Can I ignore this and use the disk I have? If so, what's the procedure?

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A: Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk

Welcome!

You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

You will not be able to do an in-place upgrade from the disc, to the best of my knowledge.

If you would prefer to do a clean install, try this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/97310-upgrade-win-7-home-prem-professional-using-upgrade-disk.html
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Are there any caveats before I install Windows 7 Professional as an upgrade? Do I need to do a clean install instead because it is Win 7 Pro? Thanks.

A:upgrade from Vista Home Prem Svc Pk 2 to Windows 7 Professional?

Make sure you have your Windows 7 on a DVD/flash drive incase anything goes wrong. Just run the Windows 7 setup from within Vista and choose upgrade option during setup. See how it goes. Even if something goes wrong, all you'll have to do is to clean install. Make sure you have proper data backups.

What's your Vista version btw?

Also confirm what license you have actually bought -- is it just an upgrade key?



   Tip
Clean install is always a better option than upgrade

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/284413-upgrade-vista-home-prem-svc-pk-2-windows-7-professional.html
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My question is will I see any difference, good or bad, if I upgrade? Since there's no charge to me, should I just go with Ultimate, or will the added features just take up space and cpu ussage without giving me any noticeable benefit.

Thanks.

A:Upgrade to Professional or Ultimate (for free), or stay at Home Prem.?

You can check the few extra features in the higher versions to decide if you need them here: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

Otherwise the OS's are identical.

If you decide you want to upgrade just insert the Product Key in Anytime Upgrade, even a retail key will work for the higher version: Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/286305-upgrade-professional-ultimate-free-stay-home-prem.html
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Thanks.

A:Win7 Pro 64bit Upgrade Key w/ Prem 32bit Upgrade Disk

No... you can only update to the same version that you have installed... Home to Home... etc.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/30556-win7-pro-64bit-upgrade-key-w-prem-32bit-upgrade-disk.html
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I would rather not do a full install if possible, and am curious why I cannot perform this upgrade?

Any comments or suggestions would be helpful.

BTW My Win 7 Pro license is an MSDN AA key from my school, never activated and legit.

A:Cannot perform upgrade from win 7 Home Prem to Win 7 Pro

Your spec's show that you have three OS's already installed.

Windows 7 HP x64
Windows 7 Pro x32
Windows 7 Pro x64

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/137046-cannot-perform-upgrade-win-7-home-prem-win-7-pro.html
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I didn't explain my situation very well yesterday so let me try again.

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A:Upgrade vs WOW for Win 7 Home Prem to Prof

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:Win. 7 Home Prem. (64) UPGRADE to Win. 7 Prof. (64)?

Do an Anytime Upgrade with your key. Worked beautifully for me. I was in the exact same situation as you.
Almost forgot: Welcome to the Forums!

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A:W7 Prem Home Authenticity/Upgrade Qstn

If all you want is the key, without destroying the attic filing system, try this:

Magical Jelly Bean Software - Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v2.0.1

I think that is the number that you are referring to. It is the only one you may need.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/59673-w7-prem-home-authenticity-upgrade-qstn.html
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A:Purchasing Windows 7 Home Prem. Upgrade

FWIW: The upgrade version of Win 7 obtainable in family packs...is far cheaper than any other version...provides both the 32-bit and 64-bit DVDs...and results in a clean install of Win 7 from a system with XP installed.

http://www.bizrate.com/operating-systems/products__keyword--windows+7+family+pack__sort--5.html

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/389504/purchasing-windows-7-home-prem-upgrade/
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A:Upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Prem.

After more research, I've found that you are able to do an inplace upgrade from Vista Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium.

I hope this will help someone else that is not sure.

I will post back on how the upgrade went after tonight.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/312040/upgrade-from-vista-basic-to-windows-7-home-prem/
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A:Successful Anytime Upgrade Home prem. to Ultimate, problems next day

Well if bootable, I would give this a go.
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Also verify in the system window that it did in fact upgrade properly and is now calling itself the proper version.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/253284-successful-anytime-upgrade-home-prem-ultimate-problems-next-day.html
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A:Upgrade from Home to Professional

If it is an upgrade DVD the rule is on one computer only, so yes. I will get you the tutorial showing how.

Do a clean install, but only on one computer at a time

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

You must format if the platform is different 32 v 64

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/98961-upgrade-home-professional.html
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1. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321645&Product=winxp
(also: http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/TSBs/ALL/-TSB000754.htm)

2. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292607

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A:How do I upgrade from XP Home to XP Professional

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A:Upgrade for XP Home to Professional

Should be on of the better and safer upgrades you could do without problems.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/upgrade-for-xp-home-to-professional.163050/
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I recently bought a new Windows key, a professional key and I wanna upgrade my home premium the to upgrade it. I tried to upgrade it from system page and clicking on windows anytime update but its not working.

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A:Upgrade from home premium to Professional

Hi nerdi and welcome to PCHF,

Perhaps this post from Microsoft Answers will help.






If the license for Windows 7 Professional you have access to is either a retail upgrade or full version, you can use the product key and Anytime Upgrade to move from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, follow the onscreen wizard, enter the Windows 7 Professional key when requested, click and restart your computer when prompted. Within 10 mins, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and your files and settings preserved.
Please note, if the product key is distributed under Volume Licensing, MSDN-Academic Alliance or OEM System Builder, it will not work.



Source: How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Professional? - Microsoft Community

http://www.pchelpforum.com/windows-7-a/127590-upgrade-home-premium-professional.html
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A:How to upgrade windows XP Home to XP Professional

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A:W7 Home Premium upgrade to Professional possible?

You can upgrade from WIN7 HP to WIN7 Professional.

From Windows 7 - Anytime Upgrade to
Windows 7 Home Basic - Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Home Premium - Professional, Ultimate
Professional - Ultimate
Starter - Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate

It's easy it takes 10 seconds to perform Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade

Just buy a win7 professional upgrade key

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Thanks

(Copied from NBR)

A:Upgrade Home Premium to Professional? (7)

Unfortunately, MS wants you to use Anytime to Upgrade between Win7 versions. You are left to clean install if you have another retail version.

However, there is a workaround which is achieved by adapting this popular fix for changing between the Ultimate RC and any other version: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

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It has worked every time tried so far, for many different combinations Starter>Premium, Ultimate>Pro, Premium>Ultimate, etc. All users report good performance.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/64487-upgrade-home-premium-professional-7-a.html
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A:Use Win 7 Professional Iso upgrade on Vista Home?

If you have a Windows 7 install disc, it will upgrade your system to whatever your Windows 7 key is for. So if the key is for Professional, you'll get professional, if it's for Home Premium, you'll get that.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/29003-use-win-7-professional-iso-upgrade-vista-home.html
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A:Upgrade from Win7 Home to Professional

The Anytime Upgrade option would normally require you to purchase the 7 Pro upgrade (only or at a retailer) and then provide the product key from that package.

The 7Pro upgrade is becoming more difficult to find.

The OEM package is and will be available for quite some time, and *MAYBE* you can use it for an upgrade rather than a full clean reinstall. If it fails, you can always use the weekend to wipe-and-install it.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgrade-from-win7-home-to-professional.198939/
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A:upgrade from home premium to Professional or Ultimate

What extra features of professional/ultimate do you want? Backing up a system disk is always a good thing to do regulary.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/321959-upgrade-home-premium-professional-ultimate.html
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A:Upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium to Professional 64 bits

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/installation-setup/170762-upgrade-win-7-home-premium-professional-64-bits.html
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A:Upgrade from windows 7 home premium to professional from disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by apexapex


Hi guys,

I currently have windows 7 home premium 64 bit edition on my desktop. I get a copy of windows 7 professional 64 bit disc with legal key from my university for a student special. How can I upgrade? I was redirected to windows anytime upgrade during the installation. But my windows 7 professional x64 product key was not accepted there. I already have lots applications installed so I don't want to do a clean install. Any suggestion? Thanks!


Your original installation may have an "OEM" license and your pro license may be retail.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/202483-upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-professional-disc.html
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A:Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt


My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

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Hi TKG

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/240844-windows-7-64-home-oem-upgrade-disk.html
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Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister


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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/will-i-loose-data-if-i-upgrade-from-windows-xp-home-to-windows-xp-professional.363465/
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Stop making double threads, you already asked and got answered in the other subforum.

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Press windows and pause/break keys together.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/161408-how-upgrade-windows-7-home-premium-windows-7-professional.html
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http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

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Your thread's title says...............Can I upgrade to Windows 10 Home with a Windows 7 Professional key?

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Welcome to the forum,

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Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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

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

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

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Welcome Jordan

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and

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A:xp professional upgrade

Quote:





Originally Posted by metalic


I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?




you can uninstall service pack 2 from add and remove programs, if that helps.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-professional-upgrade-75413.html
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If Sp2 is installed then a standard Xp installation disc cannot see it. So if you have Sp3 then Sp2 cannot see it. Xp Sp2 works with either Home or Pro. So you need Xp pro installed prior to Sp2.

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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Windows-10-Professional-Upgrade/td-p/5598093
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-professional-upgrade.166462/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-professional-upgrade.166176/
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A:Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sward445


Hello,

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You can perform an upgrade to professional without any reg tweak by doing a regular upgrade...

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-professional-upgrade-problem.253152/
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A:upgrade from professional chinese to ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cardio78


I have purchased a Sony Vaio Z11 in Shanghai. It comes with Windows 7 professional chinese language pack installed. I am keen to have english as the default language. I do not want to loose pre-installed sony drivers and applications so I feel an upgrade to windows 7 ultimate is better than a clean install of a english version of windows 7. Unfortunately upgrade anytime is not available in China, and there is no upgrade packs you can buy which will upgrade you from professional to ultimate. However, I will return to Australia soon, I understand upgrade anytime is available online in Australia. Will it possible then to take my Vaio to Australia and purchase a license code through upgrade any time for ultimate upgrade ???


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http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/85136-upgrade-windows-7-professional-ultimate.html
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www.askvg.com/direct-download-links-download-official-original-and-untouched-windows-7-iso-32-bit-and-64-bit/
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hope you get it sorted without too much hassle.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/293974-windows-7-professional-x64-trying-upgrade-sp1-error-0x8007370b.html
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and welcome to the Forum

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Quote: Originally Posted by clcrutch


About a year ago, a friend bought a Windows 7 Professional upgrade installation disk off of the Microsoft store. At the time, they thought they would only need the 32 bit disk, so that was all they had downloaded. I am now looking to upgrade their computer to an older one of mine which has Vista installed. Now that they will have a machine which supports 64 bit, I would like to upgrade them. Any idea where I could find the media to use with their key?


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Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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So I've built myself a new computer even though Win7 upgrade to new computer... HDD with Transfering Professional I Transfering HDD with Win7 Professional upgrade to new computer... really didn't need to and want to transfer my HDD over to the new setup I have an OEM copy of Win Home Premium got it from HP with my current rig and was unsure of how to proceed I have heard from various tutorials here that Transfering HDD with Win7 Professional upgrade to new computer... reactivating an OEM version on a new motherboard ranges from difficult to impossible and I don't want to have to do a clean install of a new OS and reinstall several hundred gigabytes of programs Would it be possible to upgrade to Win Professional at the student price and then transfer the OS or would it still count as an OEM version because that's what it's upgrading Once I upgrade if that is indeed what I have to do I would use this tutorial to swap the HDD over Windows Installation - Transfer to a New Computer Sorry if this is in the wrong forum I'm new here xD Thanks in advance

A:Transfering HDD with Win7 Professional upgrade to new computer...

There is no way to move the activation which is locked to the HP mobo, however you can move the installation and reactivate it with a new Home Premium retail OEM key.

You can try to boot the HD on the new hardware but it may not start. In that case you'll need to SysPrep the WIn7 installation on the old hardware to remove all drivers, Hardware ID's, Security ID's, and Activation which will allow it to start on the new hardware, and then be activated.

Alternative methods are to boot Paragon Adaptive Restore CD on the new hardware to Adjust PNP drivers on Win7 so it starts. You can also apply a Win7 backup image with PAR CD that does the same thing. Or you can backup an image with Acronis True Image 2010+ versions with Universal Restore that will adjust to the new hardware as it is reimaged from boot onto it.

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Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


update: also think it would be best to mention that i have tried safe mode, safe mode with networking, my recovery discs and a blue screen repair discs all that happens when running these is a black screen with white cursor I left them all for an hour to see if anything happens but sadly nothing does .

A:Can I install a windows 7 professional upgrade from boot?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by edamthegrate


Hello, my toshiba c650 laptop recently aquired a virus and now it will not boot . I was running windows 7 home premium 64bit at the time with ubuntu 11.10( I think) my computer crashed while I was running a mcafee scan and has not booted since ubuntu also does not boot due to the windows 7 system failure. Any way I was wondering if I bought a windows professional 64bit upgrade, could i Install it from boot? I also need to know if it would wipe all virus's from the hard drive. thanks


Hello edamthegrate,

Yes, you can install it from boot. Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version Are you going to do a clean install?
It would wipe all your viruses, if you format your hard drive prior to installation (clean install). Also, since a format will remove all your files, do a backup of all important files (ie. documents, pictures) if needed, you can do it in any way (ie. USB external drive, Internet Upload, etc).

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/224568-can-i-install-windows-7-professional-upgrade-boot.html
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I upgraded my Aspire One D255 netbook from widows 7 starter to windows 7 pro (32 bit). After upgrading it is not giving me the option to conect to my wireless router. It is not even giving me the option to scan for one. I have tried all the options in the start menu, i have tried device manager, I try to scan for a router and it says "this may take up to 90 seconds" 30 mins latter and it still hasn't found a router. Can someone tell me how to connect or go back to windows 7 starter (i dont have the disk as it was already on the laptop) or how to go back to factory deafult (like it's new). Thank you very much for your help.
 

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Help Problems installing Office Professional upgrade I bought the upgrade for my Office Professional version and installed it ith no problem on my computer Unfortunately this hard drive crashed Tuesday So rather than buy a new hard drive I simply used a hard drive in an extra CPU from my installing Upgrade Professional Office Problem 2007 MS office that was shut down last year This computer has Office on it and was in a networked office When I tried to install the upgrade I ran into a problem This is what happened I put in my Office Professional upgrade disks enter product key is ok Problem installing MS Office Professional 2007 Upgrade d and then I get the following message quot Setup cannot find office en-us dwintl dll Browse to a valid installation source quot I found some dwintl dll files on my hard drive but when I click OK it won t accept any So it cancels the upgrade installation The only thing I could think of that would be a problem was that this particular hard drive was in a computer at an office that was networked with the original information being on the network Both the crashed hd and recently installed hd from office computer has Office Basic Edition separate licenses both came with Dell computers bought in I have the original disks for the crashed computer AND for the hard drive installed now Of course I did not reformat the hard drive before installing Hindsight yada yada yada Regardless what can I do NOW Should install the Office version that was on the crashed computer then uninstall Office then try installing the upgrade again Can anyone help Thank you nbsp

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I took advantage of the Windows 7 student offers to buy either Home Premium or Professional editions at a reduced price ($30 or 30 depending on country) but one thing that isn't clear is stopping me from using it yet. I know they are labelled as Upgrade editions but as I've never used a version like that it's confusing me a little.

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail products? I ask because my desktop is still clunking along happily right now but I'll be upgrading it at some point in the future and I like to build my own systems. If it's classed as OEM then the key would be tied to my old computer but if it's Retail it'd be free to use to upgrade any legtitimate Windows install in the future.
 

A:Solved: Windows 7 Professional Upgrade version - OEM or Retail?

Are Upgrade versions classed as OEM or Retail productsClick to expand...

They can be either one.

Not sure what that student version is, I doubt it is OEM.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-7-professional-upgrade-version-oem-or-retail.870581/
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Dear Dell Support team,
Could you help me, please?
I have just purchased below laptopInspiron 15 7000 Series 7559Service Tag: 7J828B2 
I try to install Windows 10 Professional to replace Windows 10 Home for my laptop but I can not.
How to replace Windows 10 Home by Windows 10 Professional on above laptop Dell.
Thank you in advanced for your support,

A:How to upgrade Windows 10 Professional for Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7559

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
The system has been shipped with Windows 10 Home, the OS activation license is also for Win 10 Home Win 10 Pro can be installed but activation would requiree to purchase license from Microsoft We would not be able to dispatch media for Win 10 Pro or assist with activation as the system order is not inclusive of Win 10 Pro
Thanks
Robin

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Hi,

I bought Toshiba satellite pro850 with Windows7 professional pre-installed laptop. Initially for the first time when I logged on my laptop, it asked to choose 32 bit or 64 bit.
So, at that due to lack of knowledge I selected 32 bit. My laptop is of 8GB RAM. later I came to know only 3 GB of RAM is using because of the 32bit and my application not running smooth with this 3GB RAM. So I need to upgrade to 64bit in order to use 8GB RAM.

So, Kindly help me how to upgrade my laptop from Windows7 Professional 32bit to 64bit. From internet I came to know we need reinstall the OS inorder to upgrade to 64bit.

But I didn't receive any OS DVD with my laptop.

Kindly help me how to reinstall/boot my C Drive to the Windows7 professional 64bit.

A:Howto upgrade my Toshiba laptop from Windows7 Professional 32to 64 bit

1st you must buy or find someone who has Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and see if they will lend it to you for an hour or so, it takes 15 minutes to install windows.

Find a reputable dealer in your area.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Read this Tutorial.

Clean Install Windows 7

and this one.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you buy windows it will come with an activation key, if you borrow a disc, use the key on your Certificate of Authenticity to activate windows.

Ask any more questions you have.

COA

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