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Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

Q: Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

I have a new Toshiba Satellite P15-S409 that I bought a few days ago. I am trying to upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro. When I run the upgrade CD, it reboots and tends to freeze before the upgrade process starts!

I did a bit of searching, and found the following related articles:

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

The first article says that certain Toshiba Satellite models have this issue during the upgrade, and suggested that I disable certain drivers ('TOSHIBA SD Card Controller Type A', and the 'Toshiba PCI-0804 SmartMedia Host Controller'). I disabled the first one, but could not find the second entry as specified in the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers node, or anywhere else! After rebooting, the upgrade still did not proceed.

The second article says 'Microsoft does not support upgrading Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows XP Professional without SP1'. So I tried uninstalling my XP SP1a, rebooted the machine, and tried continuing with the upgrade - and yup, you guessed it - no luck here either!
What I need to know is this:
- Can I still upgrade? How do I do this?
- Every time I now rebot my laptop, I see two options before the OS loads up, one is to load the Windows XP Professional Setup, and the other is the Windows XP Home. The laptop boots by default to the Windows XP Professional Setup (which of course does not work!!). HOW DO I GET THE LAPTOP TO BOOT TO XP HOME BY DEFAULT? OR HOW DO I REMOVE THE OPTION TO BOOT TO THE XP PROFESSIONAL SETUP??
Thank you very much for your patience, and your suggestions!!


Rasu

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Preferred Solution: Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

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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?

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

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I just did a fresh install using my Toshiba Recovery disk. It took me back to XP Home. Last year, I had a friend who upgraded to Pro on my laptop. My backups are based on the "Ntbackup.msi" utility which was part of Pro. I am trying to restore my last backup and find that I can't without the XP Home disk (which of course was not included with my new laptop six years ago). I thought that if I had the Pro I could add the backup utility. Somehow, that does not seem to exist on the Pro disk as far as I can see. I have searched the disk and do not find that file. I would like to restore and maybe there is another work around. Any help will be appreciated.

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

No need to install XP Pro.The backup utility on the Pro disk...is the same one that's available to Home users via download.WindowsXP Tips, Installing NTBackup on XP Home - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm. Scroll down to Installing the Backup Programs...Using NTBackup in XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308422 Louis

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I hope this is the correct forum to post

I purchased Win7 Professional for my old computer. Shortly after the install my old computer failed. I've since purchased a new computer with Win7 Home.

My question is: can I somehow upgrade the Home version to the Professional version using the Professional Install disc? The old computer was 32 bit and the new computer is 64 bit if that makes any difference.

Thank you in advance, Wally

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

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Is it possible (advisable) to upgrade from Windows XP Home Edition to Windows XP Professional ??

If possible what are the potential problems ?? Pitfalls?
Thanks
George Hines
 

A:Upgrade for XP Home to Professional

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

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Hello

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.

any help?

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

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Looking for info on how to upgrade from Win7 Home to Win7 Professional. The info I could find related to this at Microsoft either did not apply or did not work. Here's what I am trying to do:

My PC is a home build with Windows 7 Home OEM. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional to have more control over user accounts and access to drives and programs.

I attempted to use Anytime Upgrade, but received message that this wasn't available - reason was not clear. All attempts to follow links to MS site resulted in options for upgrading to Windows 8/8.1.

I have not been able to find a way to purchase Home to Professional upgrade.

My question is, which options do I have, and which is the best/easiest/least expensive to use:

1) Purchase Win7 Professional OEM and do a clean install (or upgrade)

2) Purchase Win7 Professional Retail and do a clean install (or upgrade)

Would appreciate any help.
 

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.
 

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I have a windows 7 home premium computer and am not sure the best way to upgrade to windows 7 professional now that Windows Anytime Upgrade (via control panel) no longer allows you to do this. I have also heard that the retail upgrade versions of win 7 pro upgrades through (relies on) Windows Anytime Upgrade not through the disk itself. Does this mean I need to buy the full retail version of Win 7 pro to do the upgrade? Note that I do not want to do a clean install. I want to do an "in-place" upgrade so I don't have to backup all files, reformat my drive, reinstall all software, etc? Will the full retail version of win 7 professional allow me to do an in-place upgrade from win 7 home premium to win 7 pro? Thanks!

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Hi,

I want to upgrade my Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 but my install CD is for Professional. Will my computer know what to do and just install the 7 Home Premium version?

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.

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Hi,

I mistakenly ordered a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium and as a result - am unable to add it to the work network domain - I just screwed up. Is it possible to "upgrade the O/S" (pay to have it unlocked) and change it to "professional" or whatever is needed? Thanks in advance.
John

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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Am i able to upgrade my Windows XP Home OEM to a Professional (OEM & RETAIL)

I haven't got the actual XP Home CD because my pc is a store purchase where it comes with those 4 CD Recovery CD's which is a pain. I was wondering if i could purchase a XP Pro Upgrade pack as they are only $249. sometimes you get damaged files in windows and you can't insert the windows cd and repair windows. i don't think i can upgrade to another home.

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Hello everyone, I just received a copy of Windows 7 Professional via MSDNAA. I'd like to upgrade my computer which is running 7 Home Premium.

Is there any tweaks that I need to make, as every time I try to launch the Upgrade process via the downloaded Win7Pro disk, it tells me to use Anytime Upgrade. However, Anytime Upgrade says that it can't upgrade to that version of windows after I enter the key given to me by the MSDNAA (it validates fine).

Suggestions?

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

The same principle applies: you carefully change the reg keys to trick installer into thinking you are upgrading over the same version, which is a Repair Install in Win7 and therefore allowed.

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

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Hello,
We are thinking on deploying tablets on my company for production purposes. As the usage is pretty lighweight, such as read pdf files and images, we are not willing to buy high-end tablets but about 300-500$ price. Oir first choice will be Windows so we
are able to join it to the domain but all the mid-range tablet I saw come with 8.1 Home Edition.  I was thinking on buying it and also the Windows pro upgrade. Do you know if it works properly or have you tried yourself? My concern is that after the upgrade
it becomes unusable and also that we could lost the guarantee for such change.  The tablet I was looking for have 2GB RAM and a Intel Atom Z3735F CPU.

Thanks!

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I currently have home premium but want to upgrade to professional or ultimate. I have tried to get an activation key so I can use "anytime" but it does not seem to exist. I am trying to avoid backing up prior to upgrade as I am not a computer wiz. Can you please advise what is the best course of action. Thank you

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.

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Hi all,

Just wondering if i need to do a clean install if upgrading from 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional 64 bits? Or am i able to just upgrade? Will it affect the current softwares on my PC and do i need to reinstall them? Thanks all!

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

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I bought Windows 7 Professional and now I am ready to upgrade from my present Windows Vista Service Pack 2 on a Sony Computer with Core Duo processor. I downloaded and ran the Win 7 Advisor, it says I can upgrade no problem to Windows 7 Home Premium or Ultimate. But what about Windows 7 Professional?
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

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My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.

A:Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt


My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.


So long as the download is on another partition you should be ok

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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!

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.

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Hi all,

I have a new Thinkpad T530 that came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64. Through my school, I have a free upgrade to either Professional or Ultimate. Should I upgrade to either?
I've looked through the thread here on the differences, and of the features that Pro and Ultimate have that Home Premium does not, I honestly don't know what any of them mean.
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

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is it possible? will my license key be the same? or my future OS will be fake or pirated?

i bought a new netbook with windows 7 starter OS. but im not satisfied with this OS.

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.

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Hi,

I have a notebook, which has got windows XP Home, i have been using this for a few months now, and have loads of data in it.

Now, I want to upgrade my OS to Windows XP Professional. Can I do this upgrade without loosing the data and installed programs on my notebook, or if I go for the upgrade all will be lost ?

Thanks in Advance -
ciNdy...
 

A:Will I loose data if I upgrade from Windows XP Home to Windows XP Professional

You should be OK with an upgrade, just make sure your computer is clean before doing it. Dump the trash, do a disk cleanup, defrag the HD etc.
 

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Hello Guys

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

I would like to ask about my HP G62-340US with Pre-Installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and
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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Hi

I have Windows XP home edition on my Laptop is it possible to upgrade it to windows XP professional without any formatting .....

Please help me...

Regards,

A:Windows XP home edition to windows xp professional upgrade

Its most definatly possible. All you will need to do is run windows setup and it will install over your home edition. You would probably be better off formatting your hardrive first. I've never installed pro over home edition but I have installed home edition over windows 98 several times. I hope you have good luck with you rinstall.

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I have a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium. I bought Windows 7 Professional Upgrade from download and the backup disc. Please point me to the appropriate installation instructions for this scenario. Need and appreciate help

Addendum: Unfortunately, the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade I purchased is not the Anytime Upgrade and it can't be returned since it was obtained through the student program. So do I need to reformat this hard drive and install my upgrade version from boot?? If so, how is the reformat accomplished?

A:How to Upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

Press windows and pause/break keys together.

In the new window that pops up, select change product key.

Put your new Professional key in.

Then Activate.

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I recently bought two 8GB RAM sticks to add to the 8 GB of RAM I already had. But when I installed them, I found that Windows 7 Home Premium was loading past the 16 GB mark and I needed Windows 7 Professional. I had recently set up a computer at my workplace,
so I had a copy of Windows 7 Professional lying around, so I decided to use that. Except when I went to install it, it told me to use Windows Anytime Upgrade. But there, it went and said that Windows Home Premium cannot be upgraded. I went back to the standard
installation, and was told that Windows 7 Professional can only be installed with a clean install, and I'd have to format my drive, which I can't afford to do.
Is there a way to upgrade my PC to Windows 7 Professional WITHOUT losing all my data, or should I return one of my RAM sticks and get some of my money back?

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Can I not go to a site and do a simple upgrade from home premium to professional and pay accordingly?
It appears I cannot unless I pay approx. ?330 for a new OS.

The problem I have got I recently upgraded my RAM from 12gb to 32gb, apparently the Home premium will only use 16gb. Is this correct? professional will run 32gb!!!!!

Help would be appreciated. Thank you

A:upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to windows 7 professional

The Microsoft "anytime upgrade" for Windows 7 has been discontinued. You will, apparently, have to buy a new version. However, there may still be "OEM" versions available and they are less than the full versions. The only difference is the OEM can only be used on the PC it is first installed, just like the original "OEM" version that came with your Dell.

What are doing or going to do that will require that much memory? I have 16GB installed on my recording studio PC and have never used over 7GB of RAM.

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I would like to upgrade one of our computer in the office which come with windows 7 home BASIC (not PREMIUM) to windows 7 professional.

but i can't find the upgrade purchase option of this. I am finding the upgrade of home premium to professional but not of home Basic to professional


can anyone here guide me to the right direction.

we are looking for upgrade version instead of full version to save the cost.

A:windows 7 home BASIC to windows 7 professional upgrade

You may need to be using the Windows Anytime Upgrade option, although I'm not absolutely certain whether you can upgrade from Basic to Professional.

Also, you can only use it in certain parts of the world.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths

All you do is buy a new product key for Windows 7 Professional, click Windows Anytime Upgrade, and then insert the product key that will have been emailed to you.

Windows then downloads the files needed for the upgrade and you will be required to activate the system on completion of the upgrade. Depending on how many files need to be downloaded, the upgrade shouldn't take any longer than half-an-hour.

Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that you can use the option with the Basic edition of Windows 7.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade

It would appear you are faced with buying Windows 7 Professional.

Windows 7 Starter is the edition of Windows 7 that contains the fewest features. Windows 7 Starter is only available in a 32-bit version. The Windows Aero theme is not included in this version. The desktop wallpaper and visual styles (Windows 7 Basic) are not user-changeable. Microsoft originally intended to restrict the edition to running three simultaneous applications but this limitation was dropped.[6]This edition is available pre-installed on computers, especially netbooks, through system integrators or computer manufacturers using OEM licenses. Source: Wikepedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7_editions

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Fellow Humans,
recently I upgraded My new Compaq Presario, which is running at 1.6 Ghz, and have 512MB of Ram, from Win XP Home to Win XP Professional. Now I keep getting messages telling me that my System Save Drive (D), is very low on Disk space and that I need to clear programs. This drive has a capacity of 3.89 Gigs and 3.85 Gigs are being used. It seems that each time I start the computer I am losing more and more of the free space on this disk.

My C drive has 47.4 Gigs of free space, but I can't seem to transfer any of the files from D to
C, and make them stay - or reduce the amount of used space on drive D.

The folders on System Save D are:

CPQDRV, CPQS, DATA, Documents and Settings,
Cookies, Desktop, Favorites, My Documents, Start
Menu, Programs, UserData, My Music, Program Files, and Windows. I do not think that all od these should be on the D drive, while only 4.5 Gigs of
the C drive is being used.

HELP! HELP! HELP! I would greatly appreciate any and all help I can get toward solving this problem

I Thank You,
Kilroy1
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I'm sure it has been asked on the Internet before, I just couldn't find the solution via Google.

See #1 here: 4 beginner questions: Home-Pro, Recovery Drive, 32 GB eMMC, drivers - Windows 10 Forums

A:Can I upgrade to Windows 10 Home with a Windows 7 Professional key?

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

If I ask a question which had already been asked in the other thread of yours, I apologize.

What exactly do you mean by " ..... with a Windows 7 Professional key "?
Is the computer in question running Win 7 Pro or other edition ?

You are asking about upgrade install.
The upgrade path is ........ Like to Like......... Home to Home, Pro to Pro.

You cannot do an upgrade install of Windows 10 Home with a Win 7 Pro product key.

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We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

A:Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

Upgrading from WinXP to Win7 is not supported by Toshiba nor by Microsoft.
The only possible way to upgrade (go from 1 installation with some data to Win7 and keeping your settings and data) is from WinVista SP1 or later.

So regardless of how You look at it, You need to get XP out and either begin with WinVista factory installation + any 1 million updates that were released after this, OR
you can boot up from the Win7 media directly and install clean.
The second method saves a lot of time BUT have some negative side effects - namely not all drivers and utilities will be available in the final system if installed clean.
Some packages from WinVista works well in Win7 and are for that reason expected to be in the system during the update.
Hence, if You do a clean install, they will be missing.

However, they might not cause any trouble for You if they are not there, but that is not known until You're there and can see what You are missing.
Basic functionality should be expected though (WLAN, LAN, Sound, video....so on)

So, think about what You want to do and get busy with either recovering your unit with the WinVista set, updating, and then running the Toshiba Upgrade DVD, Win 7 upgrade and finally the Toshiba upgrade DVD again, OR just install Win7 clean + adding as much as possible / needed from the Toshiba Upgrade DVD.

Good luck!

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I am running win 7 home premium. I bought win 7 professional at an estate auction the other day. (un opened and for $10.00) I did the upgrade advisor and it said I can do the anytime upgrade to the pro version. The one I bought is the full version though. Is there any way of upgrading to the pro version without losing any of my current programs and info?

A:home premium to home professional?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by alan081954


I am running win 7 home premium. I bought win 7 home professional at an estate auction the other day. (un opened and for $10.00) I did the upgrade advisor and it said I can do the anytime upgrade to the pro version. The one I bought is the full version though. Is there any way of upgrading to the pro version without losing any of my current programs and info?


Hate to tell you but there is no "home Professional" Look here Which Windows 7 is right for you? | Windows 7 Insider - CNET Reviews

Ken J

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get license so I can do fresh install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I have here a lot of Lenovo computers with installed Windows Vista Business-OEM:COA.
My question is if I can get <g class="gr_ gr_34 gr-alert gr_gramm undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="34" id="34">license</g> so I can do <g class="gr_ gr_45 gr-alert gr_gramm
undefined Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="45" id="45">fresh</g> install of Windows 7 Professional?
I would like to do that because I read that next year (2017) Vista will be discontinued and not supported for new updates.
Thank you for your answer.

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I'm going to be building a custom mini-tower computer in the near future. I have all the parts picked out except for one important thing: The Operating System. I'm trying to get Windows 7, and I keep seeing OEM next to their names. I'm not entirely sure what an OEM is, and I'd like to know what exactly it is. I'd also like to know the difference between Windows 7 Home and Windows 7 Premium, other than the price.

Greatly Appreciated,
Techtrainee
 

A:OS OEM? Home or Professional?

I just rebuild a system for a friend where the HD went south.
The OEM is just fine and installs easily, although you need to get the partitioning correct for Win/7 (get to that later).

This user had naive expectations, so I installed Win/7 Home Premium, 32bit, but it I were doing this for myself or a heavy hitter, I would opt for 64bit Pro. The PRO version allows you to install 32bit software and run it in compatibility mode.
 

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Hi,

I bought a new computer last week and it has Windows XP home on it. I also have a windows XP professional CD that i got from school. Can i do a direct upgrade to XP professional by just popping in the XP professional CD and letting it run.

Please let me know of any know problems with this approach or if there is a better way

thanx
 

A:XP Home to XP Professional

Yes, but why? You might not see anything different.

Since it is a new PC with little activity,, I'd do a clean (fromat) install.
 

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I was just wondering if you could tell me the differnce's in each version, i have both and i can't really tell much differnce.

Thanx
 

A:XP professional and xp home

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I put the professional disk in and told it to install without first formatting C, computer has (had) xp home , now it is looking for some igfxext.exe intel graphics media and will not continue, how do i get out of this so i can install the software, i am very software challenged please help

A:From Xp Home To Professional

I'm guessing the Windows setup program is looking for the Intel video driver for the display. You can either skip the driver installation install it after Windows has finished installing, or you can see if you can find the file it's looking for in the previous XP installation in C:\Windows\system32 or C:\Windows\system32\drivers
(Assuming C: is where the copy of XP Home was residing.)

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Hey everyone. I have a quick one this time. Can I upgrade from XP Home to XP office? What is my least expensive option????
I am not impressed by the home version at all.

Thanks!

Lisa
 

A:XP HOME to XP Professional

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Could some one tell me the difference between XP Home Edition and XP Professional?
 

A:XP Home or Professional

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I want to know your thoughts concerning both OS. Is there a big difference between the two, or is it slight? XP pro is tailored more for businesses but how about in areas of security, wireless connections, applications, crashes etc?
 

A:XP Home vs XP Professional

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i have a dell system workstation 380 that we bought used from an online auction from a company that went out business...has xp professional installed on it...have recently encountered problems and am trying to download different programs for it...problem is when i am asked to choose the system or bits that there never sems to be an option for xp 64bit only 32...what version should i really be downloading?

A:xp professional at home

I don't understand the question. Are you running XP 64 bit?

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i am trying to uninstall a copy of professional on my home pc, when i put in my home edition cd rom it comes up with you cannot roll back but still lets me continue with the setup, but i dont know where to install it to when it gives me options with partitioned hard drive spaces. but if i override the existing OS will it erase all my data..? i have so much data i dont want to lose and alot of files are 1gb+ so writing it all to disks will be a huge pain.
 

A:Professional to Home

Under no circumstances should you contemplate reinstalling the OS anywhere when you have vulnerable data. The hard drive is seldom a "safe" place for any data, it belongs on at least two verified backup copies off the computer before it can be considered as "safe".

If you believe that backing up will be a pain, then consider the "pain" if the data is lost.
 

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I currently have XP Professional on my laptop computer. I would like to load my licensed version of XP Home over the top of it. Can this be done? Will it automatically reformat the hard drive? Will I need to call Microsoft to activate it since it was licensed with a computer I no longer use?
 

A:Loading XP Home over top of XP Professional

Nope, i've seen a friend try that and it will not happen as the Pro version is the later version. You'll have to format and start from scratch........Yea, a bummer!!
 

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I have experienced some strange issues with different computers since September 7th. Group policies are set on my home computers and I did not set them nor can I change them. I seem to have a large amount of .dll files in my C:\Windows\system32\drivers folder. I find logs on my computer that I do not understand, I do not often land on the webpage I intend to go to, when I attempt to search for topics to educate myself I seem to be unable to find current information. I receive "errors" on page messages referring to script errors on many of the websites that I go to regularly such as my cell phone provider and cable company. When I try to get to a page that I think will shed light on this situation for me I am told that I need to allow Active X or enable cookies or download adobe flash and when I do so I am then told, by the same page, that adobe flash is not allowed on this page or my efforts are totally ignored and I still have no access and do not understand why. I try to log in to an online account such as my cell phone provider online and enter my user ID and password and click LOG-IN and the page does nothing. No error message, no little hour glass, nothing. The page just looks at me.
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A:Windows Seven Home Professional

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I have a dell laptop and it came with windows xp home, but did not include the reinstall cd. I really need to wipe my HD and start all over. My first quesition is this: I have a Windows XP Professional install disk, will that work with my computer/product key(which i beleive is located near the battery on my laptop?

My second question is this: My mother has a toshiba laptop and she has the windows XP reinstall disk but it specifically says for her model laptop will it work on my computer, and with my product key?

Thanks a bunch, Im attempting to save my self some money by working around things

Michael

A:Reinstall Of Xp Home/professional...

I once asked a MS rep about the legalities about doing this and could not get them to state unequivocally whether this is or isn't legal leaving it at a gray matter. If you have the same OEM disc that was used to install your OS then give it a try. You can also call Dell and see what it would take to get a installation disc from them, it should be considerably less expensive than purchasing the new copy of XP.

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During the installation portion it starts to load some Sis650 device, and afterwards it restarts setup over and over again. I looked up Sis650 and found out that it's a chipset sitting on the P4 chip. I'm not sure what to do next, If i stop the installation will it go back to XP Home Please Help!!!!!!!!!
 

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