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windows 7 home premium and still cant upgrade to 10 ?

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

Hello I am new to this, don't even know if I have the right forum? I have a HP computer with windows 7 home premium 64 bit installed when I had it. My problem is that I can not get the thing to allow me to upgrade to windows 10
I have done all the diagnostic on the pc and tried to ask HP what to do but as the computer is out of warranty They cant help me.
can I re install it some how? or will I have to bye another one. Sorry as you can see Im still learning.

610-1010uk
Serial number: CZC118G6NJ
Product number: XT100EA#ABU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

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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

But truth be told if you don't have a reinstall disk be prepared to buy either win-7 again or win-10 outright if you don't do the above link to create a system image and recovery cd

Both are running about 99.us for the 10 Home or 7 home premium if you shop around = Newegg/ Amazon..

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Welcome
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.
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Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

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Hi junior

Take a look at the link below . It might help you with your decision making

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I posted for some assistance.

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It works also because an Upgrade only needs to see an OS when first scanning the HD to allow upgrade key.

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A:Vista Home Premium 32 bit upgrade to Windows 7 x64

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A:Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium SP1 Product Not Eligible for Upgrade?

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Update 7 installation media - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hello RadioShackModel3, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/14532-upgrade-vista-business-windows-7-home-premium.html
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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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.1x ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX Socket AM3+ 8 Channel audio ATX Motherboard

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also if I do need a new copy can I keep my one I have on my hard drive but buy a new CD key off of Microsoft?


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You will likely have to buy a new key from Microsoft.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/213788-windows-7-home-premium-x64-oem-hardware-upgrade-concerns.html
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A:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade - Quick Question

These links should be helpful to you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-7-home-premium-upgrade-quick-question.1032785/
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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!


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RDL
 

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Edit: And welcome to seven forums McRask

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Paul.

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A:Windows Vista Home Premium (Memory Upgrade Problem)

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Does system boot?
 
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Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium (previous OS

Did you begin this extravaganza with Windows 7 Home Premium?

Or Windows 7 Home Premium SP 1?

What's an "SUR"?

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/378430-windows-10-upgrade-reverts-back-windows-7-home-premium-previous-os.html
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Compused
 

A:Do I have to upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

compused said:





Hi,

When I got my HP laptop it had a trial Office 2007 which expired yesterday. I want to purchase Office Standard 2007, which would give me Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, but do I also have to upgrade my Windows Vista Home Premium to run Office Standard 2007?

CompusedClick to expand...

No! Just get the Office 2007 and you'll be set..
 

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Press windows and pause/break keys together.

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First of all, Please move this to right section if this doesn't belongs here Thanks.

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I also have a Windows 7 Professional Legit Key installed on other machine.
Now, my other machine with Win7Pro is, I didn't use it anymore, and formatted the drive few months back.

Is it Okay If I upgrade my HP G62-340US with Win7 Home Premium to Windows 7 PRO using the same key that I used before on my OLD machine that was not available anymore?

any help would be appreciated. thank you.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 7 Professional from OLD PC

Hi netbox,

The answer to your question is "it depends" (helpful I know)

Basically, if your old machine came with Windows 7 Professional pre-installed then it is probably an OEM copy. This means that the license is locked to that machine and that machine only and can't be transferred.

However, if it is a retail copy. That is, you went out and bought the disk, and it didn't come pre-installed then it should be fine. Although Windows may ask you to call Microsoft for activation, just so you can tell them that it isn't in use any more. Here's a tutorial: Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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http://i.zdnet.com/blogs/windows_7_upgrade_chart.png

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Quote: Originally Posted by jackdawg


I had a fully activated and legal copy of Windows Vista running on my computer 3 months ago. I formatted my disk to install Windows 7, thinking I will activate with the upgrade key I bought.

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Please tell me there is way to do it from within Windows 7. I have installed all the programs I want and have it running exactly the way I want it.

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Quote: Originally Posted by acegolfer


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Hello Abidan, Welcome to the Forum.







Originally Posted by Abidan


Hi, I know it is a bit late to catch on but I always seem to have got one operating system working the way I like when another one comes along!
I am running Wondow XP professional on an Athlon AMD64 with an Abit UL8 motherboard and Sata HDD.



The Abit Vista support for this MB seems to be very patchy at best are you sure that you will be able to find all the Vista drivers that you will need after the install?







Originally Posted by Abidan



I have reached the stage in installation when I get the blue screen with a 'MACHINE CHECK EXCEPTION' warning.



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Originally Posted by Abidan


Having restarted from this error message and rebooting from Hard drive I get the option of booting from 'windows setup' or 'previous operationg system'. If I select 'windows setup' I get the following error:
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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.
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A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Win 7

I tried the Upgrade route from Vista64 to W7 64 bit and it didn't work out very well. My start menu was blank and a bunch of other stuff was hosed. So the reason for doing it, not having to reinstall stuff, didn't work out.

One thing I found is if you have a lot of portable applications or apps that just use an .ini file in the install folder instead of the registry, and you don't put them under Program Files, most of them will still be there if you do a "custom install" of W7.

It takes longer than a clean wipe and install, but then you have to set up all your programs again. I have a lot of small self-contained apps under the Utils folder.. so it worked out fairly well for me.

What happens is it gathers up all the system files and programs and moves them to a folder called Windows.old. Then it installs W7 and the default games and crap. To use my programs under Utils all I had to do was make a shortcut.

Any way you try it, I recommend getting an image backup program and making an image of your current system. As in the case where the W7 upgrade didn't work, in less than 2 hours I copied my Vista image back on from an external USB drive.

The program install business is like the biggest hassle that should be addressed. But I doubt anyone will tackle it anytime soon.

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I bought two licenses for Windows Professional Upgrade when the Pre-Release special offer was in place One I used on With Valid Upgrade Win Key Premium Not Home 7 my laptop and the other has never been Win 7 Upgrade Key Not Valid With Home Premium opened My laptop died and I bought a new one with Windows Home Premium installed I want to use my upgrade disk but MS Canada Support told me that the upgrade key on my disk is NOT able to upgrade from Home Premium - only Vista She told me I had to buy ANOTHER upgrade to be able to use it with Home Premium This is even though the disk and the box say they include Anytime Upgrade It is the key that is wrong MS Chat support says the key is valid for a clean install or an upgrade from Vista - not from Home Premium They want me to buy a third license for to upgrade my new laptop How can this be Both the DVD and the case say the disk includes Anytime Upgrade and I fully expected - planned - on upgrading new computers as I got them Anybody know the best way to get MS to fix this As it is I feel ripped off - and out my plus tax Sheesh

A:Win 7 Upgrade Key Not Valid With Home Premium

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I have Best Premium Pro? upgrade Home way to to computers 7 from become confused reading the various licensing situations so forgive me for posting what may have been asked before I volunteer at a local senior center Best way to upgrade 7 computers from Home Premium to Pro? where we have computers running Windows Home Premium of them have identical hardware These all have validly purchased licenses For various reasons we want to upgrade to Professional to use the security policies etc I thought we could purchase the Anytime Upgrade license for each one and then just perform the upgrade on one of them Then when finished we could make an image and install that image on the other identical machines and change the product key to the Anytime Upgrade key we buy for them But upon reading the various tutorials here I think the Upgrade license will only be accepted when we actually do the upgrade so it probably won't work to change it on an image Can someone help clarify this and what the best way to do this might be

A:Best way to upgrade 7 computers from Home Premium to Pro?

I think you will probably have to do each one. A few years since I did mine but I memory serves it only takes a few minutes as the new key only allows the extra system options to be added to the existing OS.
Art.

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About six months back I bought a laptop from Toshiba that came Premium RC upgrade the Win7 Home over with Vista on it The tech guy who was helping me get all set up said that as long as Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC I was making the learning curve from XP I really should go right to Win Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC Rick said he had a beta version and we could make the full switch to the full release when the free upgrade came out Sounded fine to me Well he disappeared to Colorado somewhere not long afterward never finishing a number of parts of the job and being completely unfindable But at least I had a nice PC to use for some things until this week when a warning came up saying the Windows Ultimate build had days left til it would expire Rick added a bunch of customizing to the laptop and I've done a bunch more in all this time it would be just HORRIBLE to lose it all if I had to reinstall everything on my laptop because of a new operating system installation What's more since the computer came with Vista on it already I'm not sure how I'd go about reinstalling Vista even if I had to Which I sure don't want to do So Is there a way to make the leap from Windows Ultimate build to any version of Win to resolve this problem without starting from scratch Ideally with a free upgrade or if absolutely necessary by buying something to do so Seems it should be free since I paid for the laptop with Vista on it If Rick's choice to put me on Windows Ultimate build was a big mistake how can I move forward from here when I didn't receive a Vista disk from Toshiba I do have one that Rick left behind that says Vista Enterprise on it but I'm not sure he pulled it off my system Please keep in mind in your response that I'm okay around a computer but NOT a tech guru Thanks

A:Win7 Home Premium upgrade over the RC

You do not have any disk(s) that came with you laptop??

Check to see at least if you have the recovery partition from Toshiba.. To do that you should have two drives.. C and D in the Hard drive area.Where D is usually named Recovery..

If you don't have a recovery partition, You will have to re-install Windows Vista..Do you have a key for the Vista Enterprise?? if you don't have the key for Vista it will only be active of 30 days..OR You can Buy Windows 7, But I am not sure if you can upgrade from RC to RTM (I think you can but it is not supported by Microsoft) I believe starting March 1st all Windows 7 RC versions will start shutting down every 2 hours Then eventually expire on June 1st 2010..

Hope this Helps...

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Is it possible to obtain a 64 bit installation disk for my OEM version of Vista Home Premium that came with my PC? The microsoft page doesn't make it very clear, has anyone done this before? Or is the only way to do this is to buy a full version of Ultimate?

A:Upgrade from 32bit Home Premium OEM to 64 bit?

Hello,

Call Microsoft and they should send you the installation DVD for the cost of the shipping.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/265624-upgrade-32bit-home-premium-oem-64-bit.html
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Hi, Can anyone advice?

I currently have Vista Home Premium and have bought Windows 7 Professional.. only to find that I will lose all of my files if and when I upgrade. I have emailed Microsoft and am waiting for a reply... I have made a backup from Vista on to an external hard drive... but would still have to install all progarms etc... is there any version of Windows 7 that I could upgrade to that would retain all of my files?
I have ahad a rpoblem with Vista for months in that it will not install updates...

Any suggestions greatly received...

A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7

Welcome!

Have you considered using the Easy Transfer tool?

Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

You can also fool Windows 7 into thinking you are upgrading from Vista Professional.

Open regedit, and navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version.

Change Edition ID to Professional, and Product Name to Windows Vista Professional.

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