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

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

Hello everyone, I've been stuck on trying to upgrade to Windows 10. I am currently using a OEM Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, HP Pavilion dv6 laptop.

Problem started when I notified Microsoft that I wanted to upgrade to Windows 10. I upgraded with my wife's laptop first. She also has the same laptop, but its a newer version. Windows 10 installed fine, so I decided to do mine. So I repeated the steps I did when I upgraded my wife's laptop. I clicked on the Windows icon in my task bar. It told me Windows upgrade was ready, so I clicked on continue. I let the update take its course. After 8 hours of seeing the words "working on it" I decided to exit out of the program, thinking something is wrong. I restarted my laptop and clicked on the Windows icon again. This time I did this before I went to bed. When I woke up it still had the words "working on it." So I did some research and I came across a thread that stated to use Windows update. I ran the Windows update and to my surprise Windows 10 was there (it was the only update). I clicked on update and it started to download, so I figured life was good. Windows 10 downloaded and installed. It went through the three phases (Baking up files, installing software and drivers, and then validation)<--if those are not the exact three phases I forgot, but there are three phases-->as soon as the third phase finished it states that something goes wrong and reverts back to Windows 7 Home Premium. So I commence my research, I download every fix it tool known to man and every SUR that all the forums point to. I will post my SFC /scannow file in this thread. So I contact Microsoft and the first technician was helpful, he thought my problem was that my profile was corrupt, so we created a new administrator profile and tried installing the update that way, but still my laptop does the same thing, goes through the update and install then reverts back to original OS. So I research some more because I don't want to wait 2 hrs on the phone to talk to another Microsoft technician. So I do more research. I came across a thread to do a clean boot and turn off WIFI when during the install phase of Windows 10. I did this, but instead of turning of WIFI I cut my router off so there was no Internet period! Laptop still reverted back to original OS. So I did more digging and came across another thread that states to run the update troubleshooter. So I open help in windows and download the update troubleshooter and attached is my result. I have also uploaded my CBS log. Since I got frustrated I decided to give Microsoft another chance, so I waited two hours to talk to a technician. Technician decided to download Windows 10 using the media creation tool. I thought it was going to work. I waited patiently as I saw my Windows 10 software being downloaded. Once it downloaded it started to install, so I was pretty excited. But after the last part of the installation it went to check for updates and about 15 minutes later it stated that windows had a problem and it couldn't upgrade. Please any help would be appreciated. I don't know what else to do at this point.

Thanks for your time to read this post

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

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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"?

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New to the forum so hello all.
A few days ago my Pc started to act slow and slugging so i restarted it a couple of times and on the 3rd reboot it started a disc check. Once it finished it worked flawlessly BUT it had reverted to a previously unknown restore point. Ok i thought and reinstalled some programs that were missing and went to bed. Next day i booted it up and all the programs were missing again.....The same unknown restore point was back! Curious now, i installed a program, rebooted the pc, and once again, same restore point! Just what is happening?
T I A Michael.

A:Windows 10 reverts back to a previous state on EVERY reboot

What happens if you delete the restore points using Disk Cleanup?

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Hi all,

First post here and not sure if this is the right forum. (crossing fingers)!

It seems that the first Monday of the month, my system resets back to the date that MS pushed out IE9 to my PC and installed. This brings back the 'old' desktop and settings.

Each time this happens, I have to reinstall my printer & set to default, reactivate various program icons, etc.

This is becoming very tiresome as today was the 3rd time this happened.

I am in hopes that there is a GURU out there that can advise on a solution to this.

Many Thanks in advance!
--Steve

A:Windows 7 Home Prem. x 64 reverts to previous settings

Do you keep installing IE9 ? It won`t install unless you want it too. Change your update settings to check for updates but let me choose whether to install them. Check for updates and this time hide the IE9 update. Right click on the update to hide it. Wait and see if it reverts again.

In my opinion there is no reason to install IE9.

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After free upgrades on a laptop (Windows7 Pro) and a PC (Windows 7 Ultimate), both reverted to the previous windows. Now the laptop's hard drive has failed and I have replaced and installed the OS - Win 7 Pro. The PC will not boot; I am considering formatting
the hdd in order to reinstall the OS - Win 7. Can I reinstall the upgrade to Windows 10 again for free? 

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Hey folks. Hoping someone here can help me. Im currently running windows 7 Ultimate 64bit and I'm trying to upgrade to windows 10. Everything runs smooth until the installing software and drivers part of the upgrade where my pc restarts like it says it would but then after coming back to the upgrade screen, it starts reverting back to windows 7. I dont get any error messages and so have no idea whats going on with it.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.
 

A:Windows 10 upgrade reverts back to Windows 7 mid installation

windows 10 upgrade was not successful, it seems a lot of issues for upgrade windows 10
 

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

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.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own
 

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
Application like Egistec - WinLocker,... Read more

A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

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

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

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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stupidly downloaded windows 10 free download and hate it. Would like to get my HP laptop back running original windows 7 home premium ( I think that is it or that is my desktop Dell computer) either way both desktop and my laptop run windows 7. I tried to uninstall windows 10 thru my control panel programs and features didn't work So then I tried restoring to a previous date and time this did not work either. I read somewhere that you must uninstall windows 10 within a certain time period? which to me seems like garbage! Would anybody be able to instruct me on how get my windows 7 back on my HP laptop please without losing my pictures and all my documents?

A:uninstall windows 10 back to my original windows 7 home premium

Welcome to the forum. Do you have a recovery partition or rescue disk for 7 as it won't role back you will have to do a clean install or recover back to how it came. If you put files you want to keep in Google drive or ms one drive wait for it to sync and when you get 7 back they will appear

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I was trying to backup my OS by using the tutorial method given

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Every time I clicked the create a system image link, the command prompt appears for a second and then disappears. Nothing was run and no UAC appear.

What is the problem?

Thanks

A:I can't back up my Windows 7 Home Premium

Hello entinggi and welcome to Seven Forums.

The most common cause of a quick flash of the command prompt screen after clicking a link is that the program is reporting an error of some sort. It could be your computer has damaged or corrupt system files. Run a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two.) If any problems are found run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan. Post back the results.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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About three years ago I went from Dell to HP and purchased an extended warranty. I had used Windows
Pro with the Dell, but HP told me I had to use Home Premium or void the contract. It dawned me recently
that whenever my machine crashes, HP support says to do a clean Windows install (!), which I do. I know
how to do that blind-folded; why do I need a warranty to cover it? Answer: I don't.
I want to uninstall Home Premium and reinstall Windows Pro. I really appreciate your instructions for
the best way to make this "monumental" change (without my machine blowing up). I want to give HP credit:
I like their PCs and other products, and the tech support is very good. Thanks to all. ellen

A:From Windows 7 Home Premium back to Pro

I just thought of something: the old version of Pro will be 32 bit. My HP is 64. I might not be able to use the old Pro dick to install. ellen

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You are probably trying to forget when Google updated bookmarks in Chrome at the end of last year. Well don't worry, the company has quietly changed gears and switched back to the old one. Last year's version, while seemingly an...

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A:Google reverts back to previous version of Chrome's bookmark manager after public outcry

Exactly what I thought. It's a PC, use the space on the screen. Massive boxes for each bookmark and folder, not to mention how slow it was to navigate,
 

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Hello forum,
I recently had a Hard Drive replacement and,of course, a full clean install to factory level.
Prior to this I completed a FULL files back-up to a Maxtor external Hard Drive (250gb).
To my horror a transfer of these files back to the computer fails with the message "back up location is not available" appearing. When I did this back-up it stated that it had completed successfully.
Is there any advice out there about how to resolve this matter. Otherwise I may be faced with expensive data retrieval procedure from either the extracted Hard Drive
or the External Maxtor (if possible). I always thought Back up was foolproof but this is yet another nightmare with the numerous problems I have had with this wretched HP Laptop.

A:Back up on Windows Vista Home Premium

Is the back up device recognized.
Left
Click on my computer to see what is recognized

If recognized use the back up drive as little as possbile and then download and try recuva, to see if the documents can be found

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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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Hey guys.

I have a problem. My good girlfriend was trying windows 7 ultimate and now the trial is expired. How can she get back to normaly? Back to Home premium?

A:Windows 7 Ultimate trial back to home premium

  
Quote: Originally Posted by The Danger Boy


Hey guys.

I have a problem. My good girlfriend was trying windows 7 ultimate and now the trial is expired. How can she get back to normaly? Back to Home premium?


Modify 2 registry keys. After that do a "repair install"
Repair Install

See: http://www.mydigitallife.info/hack-t...mium-editions/

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I have a laptop that is running Windows XP and have confirmed with the laptop manufacturer that I can upgrade it to Windows 7 Home Premium. I searched online for purchasing Windows 7 Home Premium and found some sites that offer a Product Key, Download Link,
and License key. Is this an option I can use? If so, can it just simply be downloaded onto the laptop that has Windows XP running? 
Thank you.

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I have a Windows 7 upgrade on a Vista PC (Dell Inspiron 530) Can I remove the Windows 7 upgrade by taking the PC back to Vista factory settings. The "D" drive with recovery settings seems to be intact. Or will I have to completely reinstall Vista.

Thanks for any help. derricksmythe68

A:Windows 7 Premium Upgrade Back to Vista ?

You will have to completely reinstall, with discs. Once another OS is installed on a Dell, the Dell recovery partiton (F8 for Vista/Win 7 systems) is no longer valid as its tied to the boot sector on the hard drive and that is changed with a different OS. I used to do a lot of support on the Dell users forums and this question (about the Dell recovery partition usage) comes up quite a bit.

As most Dell's in that era did not ship with Discs you may want to consider keeping Win 7 on it, even if its because you want to dispose/sell the old I530.

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I have a dell Dimension E520, the original OS was vista home premium, I upgraded to vista business, is it possible to go back to vista home premium using my original OS install disk? Any help would be appreciated.

A:Go back to vista home premium from Business upgrade??

Hello Spyblaster, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Yes, you can go back to the original Home Premium version by doing a clean reinstall with it back to factory default. You will just need to use the original product key number that you used with it before as well. It should be the same one on the sticker on the back of your computer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I'm currently running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit on my computer and think that it's time to upgrade to the next level of Windows software.  As I mentioned, I'm running Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit and need to upgrade to an equivalent
Window 7 operating system.  Will this require a complete install of Windows 7 or is there an easy upgrade.  Also how do I get the get or purchase the Windows 7 operating system software?

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if its not possible, how can i make it possible?

if its possible, how to do it?

A:is it possible to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium(Trial) to Windows 7 Ultimate?

It's not possible, neither can it be made possible as the upgrade wouldn't install from a trial version, and even if it did, it would cause persistent problems.

You have to install the non-trial version as a "clean" installation on to an empty partition.
Back up all your important data first to another drive or to DVDs.
Applications will have to be re-installed once the non-trial version is up and running.

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A while back I had a run in with that DAMN search engine redirect virus, but was able to luckily stop it with this walkthrough on Youtube. Or so I thought. It's back now, and worse than ever. Nothing shows up in the hosts file. Nothing showed up in Malwarebytes, nor Ccleaner, nor TDSSKiller or FixTDSS. But the problem is still there. Oddly, only certain searches redirect. Searches involving removing the virus are oddly allowed, but general topics (for example, "birds" is what I used. It only allowed Wikipedia, all others were redirected onto ad sites) are redirected. I then tried flushing the DNS, and while it doesn't redirect like before, now I am getting the 403 Forbidden Error everytime I try to search Google.What do I do? HELP!

A:Search Engine Redirects Came Back!! (Windows 7 Home Premium)

Bump. Getting a little desperate here.

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I am looking for the best available option to upgrade the OS of my HP Pavillion dv7 Notebook from (factory installed) Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1 to Windows 7 Professional.  Unfortunately it's no longer available from Microsoft on my "Windows Anytime Upgrade" program installed on my system; including the "upgrade key" option.It is frustrating to see how Microsoft  "support" for windows 7 is now limited on a good product that  lots of us like and still has big demand. The sometimes  (confusing) upgrade option is available from many on line stores.Please advise  

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Proffessional

Interesting that your Windows 7 Home Premium does not allow the upgrade.  I am using Windows 7 Pro on several PC's and it still allows the "upgrade".  Perhaps you are looking in the wrong place.  Go to Control Panel>System and Security>System.  Does the "Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7" (in blue) show up?  Click on that and then the choice "Enter an upgrade key".  Of course you need the key for Windows 7 Pro at that point.That is how I have done a few for friends in the past but not recently.

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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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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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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 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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Hello recently I upgraded from XP to Windows Premium Home 7 64 bit.
Right after that my Brother hl-3070cw told me the factory original toner was low and refuses to print.
I replaced the old toner with a new one.
The printer says that it it READY.

But It Refuses to Print.

The printer will not even print the default Test Print.

Anybody have a solution?

A:Windows upgrade from XP to Windows Premium Home 7 64 bit, Problem.

Stupid question:

Have you installed the drivers for the HL-3070CW?

I have one, and it has a full driver suite for Win7 X64, available for download from Brother. The interface that I use is an Ethernet connection from the printer to a router. My main desktop is hardwired to the router, but I also have a laptop and secondary desktop that connect using WiFi. All three can print directly to the 3070.

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i using windows 7 home premium x64 sp1, so want upgrade to w7 ultimate x64 sp1..i just want to know what will happen to my installer and install driver on program file after upgrade windows.. do i need to reinstall new driver and software..Does upgrade process just only change version of windows..

A:windows 7 home premium x64 sp1 upgrade

To do what you want, type Anytime into Start Search box, choose Anytime Upgrade, insert Ultimate Product key to unlock the few extra (expensive) features in Ultimate which you should be sure you really need.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

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I recently bought a laptop with windows 7 home premium x64. Can this be upgraded directly to Windows Ultimate x64?
 

A:Upgrade from windows 7 home premium

If you've never used Windows 7 before, you might want to become familiar with Home Premium first before spending an extra $140.00 or so to upgrade to Ultimate.

You might also want to consider if you really need all the additional features in it.

You should be able to upgrade directly from Home Premium to Ultimate.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/windows-7-upgrade-home-premium-to-ultimate.aspx

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Hi,
i have purchased an windows 7 Home premium CD from India and was using fine.recently i shifted to Qatar,and unfortunately my lap got crashed and i upgrade windows using CD,Now when I try to activate I got error message,that product key you entered is associated with other region..Any body please help me to get from this.I have purchased the genuine one and still helpless....

A:windows 7 Home premium upgrade..

shanishp

I posted for some assistance.

Mike

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i had windows 7 home premium 64 bit(original) on my laptop but then someone installed windows 7 ultimate 32 bits(pirated) i want my original windows back and i just have the product key written on the back of my laptop
plzzzz help me ASAP...

A:how to upgrade to windows 7 home premium

What make of notebook? It should have a Restore partition on the drive. It should of also had some type of utility to create a set of system disks but that may be gone now.

In any event you can download the correct version from My Digital Life website and use your key on that sticker to reinstall.

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I bought the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade pack at christmas time to upgrade windows vista..

I recently found out i could have installed the 64 bit version instead of the 32 bit

My question is Can i upgrade my 32bit Windows 7 to the 64 bit version with these upgrade disks
If so How do i go about doing this.

A:Home Premium windows 7 upgrade help

Sorry NO, x32 to x64 clean install only.

Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hello All,

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 and ran Windows 7 upgrade advisor to find out whether I can upgrade to W7 Pro or not. As per W7 advisor, I can upgrade to either 64-bit Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate with Windows Anytime Upgrade.

Here is the questions :

I am looking for 64-bit W7 Pro upgrade dvd in case my laptop crashes in future and then I find out that my recovery dvds are useless. I came to know that all versions of W7 are pre-installed and when you buy an upgrade you just get an upgrade key and not dvd. I am NOT sure if this upgrade key will work once or always - hence, I want an upgrade version which comes with a dvd. So, what upgrade version shall I buy if I want DVD ? If the upgrade key can work more than once (and this is a BIG If) then probably I do not need this upgrade with dvd and pray that recovery dvds are not useless. So, is upgrade key valid for more than once installations ?

Thanks a LOT
 

A:Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 to W7 Pro 64-Bit Upgrade DVD

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i have windows 7 starter and 2 GB of RAM
i am wondering what change (in terms of speed and performance of my netbook) will it bring if any when i upgrade to windows 7 home edition or etc?
cause i dont want the overall speed to be any slower..
what i mean is
if i upgrade to a whole windows version, there'll be more work to do and plus there'll be more software i would be installing like microsoft office 2013 (2010 is currently installed, 2013 does not run on starter)
so, more work, lesser speed... right?
the overall performance would be slower than before....
already sometimes the RAM usage out of 2GB is 1.96GB when a little more work is being done at a time
like using the browser with more tabs and stuff..
(not always is it that high)
just wondering if the windows was full, then the RAM usage would be more, resulting in lesser speed and performance

the question is
Is the theory above true or there are differences? Can i upgrade and be happy?
And what about upgrading to windows 8? -> the start button on my netbook has the windows 8 logo
its a new netbook
Acer Netbook - 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron Processor

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

Hi junior

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

Difference Between Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium

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i have windows 7 starter and 2 GB of RAM
i am wondering what change will it bring if any when i upgrade to windows 7 home edition or etc?
cause i dont want the overall speed to be any slower..
what i mean is
if i upgrade to a whole windows version, there'll be more work to do and plus there'll be more software i would be installing like microsoft office 2013 (2010 is currently installed, 2013 does not run on starter)
so, more work, lesser speed... right?
the overall performance would be slower than before....
already sometimes the RAM usage out of 2GB is 1.96GB when a little more work is being done at a time
like using the browser with more tabs and stuff..
(not always is it that high)
just wondering if the windows was full, then the RAM usage would be more, resulting in lesser speed and performance

the question is
Is the theory above true or there are differences? Can i upgrade and be happy?
And what about upgrading to windows 8? -> the start button on my netbook has the windows 8 logo
its a new netbook
Acer Netbook - 2GB RAM, Intel Celeron Processor

A:Upgrade to Windows 7 home premium or any other

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

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 & bought the Windows Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro which upgrades to Windows 7 Pro.

When I rebuild the HD it's a tad laborious to have to install Home Premium, then upgrade to Pro.

ISO images of Windows 7 Pro are available for download from Microsoft which allow Windows 7 Pro to be installed as a clean build but the key for the Windows Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Pro does not work as it's intended for upgrade only.

Is there any way around having to install Home Premium 1st then upgrade to Pro which would allow me to install from the Pro ISO download (converted into a boot DVD/USB) using the HP to Pro upgrade key?

Obviously my upgrade to Pro from Home Premium if different from buying an XP/Vista to Windows 7 upgrade, so that's probably why the registry hacks/rearms workarounds haven't worked.

If I decide to upgrade to Windows 10, I hate to be in a situation during a re-build where I'd have to install of 7 HP to Pro, then to 10.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium to Pro upgrade

Why do you want to reinstall?
Windows Anytime Upgrade is actually a few clicks and done in a few minutes.
What's the problem?

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Hi : Please help I can't seem to get an answer from microsoft on product keys.
I have Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade installed on my laptop and I want to install it on desk top. I realize you need another product.
On their website they have a product key for $90 would this enable me to have Windows 7 on desktop computer, or does this just upgrade the program.
thanks for your help

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Home Premium

Just go to the store and buy a windows 7 disc (office max, office depot, best buy, walmart, tons of other stores....)

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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.

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Serial number: CZC118G6NJ
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

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

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

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

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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Ok here is the problem I have. I have a laptop with vista home premium 32 bit.. (OEM)..No install disk But can make one.I was going to install it on pc. I have ordered an upgrade disk for windows 7 x64 professional.. I was wanting to put it on my pc. It is running Windows 7600-16384 at the moment. From what I see it seems I won't be able to upgrade because:
1. Vista home premium to Windows professional won't work.
2. You can't upgrade with windows 7600-16384 to RTM
3. Not sure about going from 32 bit to 64 bit.

I am correct in my thinking??? If so I may have to cancel my upgrade buy from Newegg..Or change it somehow.

Would I be able to do clean install (RTM) on the pc with 7600-16384 on there????

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

Hi buckman, welcome to the forums.

Firstly, the upgrade paths have been set out HERE

Secondly if your hardware is x64 compatible then there's no reason not to install x64. You will, however, need to 'clean' install as upgrades from x86 to x64 do not work.

Hope this helps in some way




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I'm running an Anytime Upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro on a Dell XPS16. The installation has corrupted files that I have been unable to fix through the SFC utility or other means. I'm thinking my most desirable option would be to use the Home Premium installation CD that came with the laptop to do an "Upgrade" (repair) installation. However, my understanding is that because I upgraded from Home Premium to Pro, my only option, at this point, is to do a Custom installation, which will wipe out my applications and settings. Is that the case? Any advice would be much appreciated.

A:How to repair Windows after Home Premium to Pro upgrade

Thought windows anytime upgrade died a while ago, what exactly do you need advice on ?

Have you ever done a clean install ?

Clean Install Windows 7

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Did the corrupt files start after the upgrade ?

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I'm quite sure this is not illegal since the upgrade is automatic and happens without a choice.

I had starter on my netbook and tried upgrading it by using the app on the OS itself but failed.

One day I was searching for TV tuners and came across Media Portal. During the course of the installation it tells you it is better to have windows aero enabled for "tear" effects. I dismissed the dialog and installed it.

I check the OS later and voila it's upgraded, apps such as windows media center and all games like chess titans etc came out of nowhere. Also all the themes etc. I checked SYSTEM and found the OS name changed to home premium from starter.
Try it !
 

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Hello people, as I've been researching online that there is ONLY one way of going to from version to version when upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7. For example, Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium. You technically (In Microsoft's eyes) can't go from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. People bought the $30 Student 7 Professional from DR when it was available, and had Vista Home Premium on their laptop. Mistake? I don't think so. We are also assuming that you have a legitimate copy of Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional Upgrade. We also assume no liability for any damages or data loss this may occur from doing my tutorial..

First off we need things done before we can do the upgrades. (Yes Upgrades).

1. Backup everything you need saved (Make an image with Acronis or any backup program)
2. Have a copy of Windows 7 (Any edition works, I'll tell you why later)
3. Have a quite some time to do this (Upgrades took a total of probably half a day)

Assuming you did the first 3 steps continue....

So you have a DVD copy or image of Windows 7. Extract the image or copy the disc to a folder on the HD of the computer you are upgrading. We are going to be going from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium as this is the only way we can do it (THANKS MICROSOFT).

View the extracted dvd/image on your HD. You will see a Sources folder, and you will see a ei.cfg. This can be edited with Wordpad or notepad, either one will do fine.
You will... Read more

A:Upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Pro

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

If you don't put the key in upfront and it continues the install, it is allowing you 30 days to input the key at Computer>Properties.

I figured someone would put this together when I saw this popular workaround which worked for me on RTM > 7 Home Premium: UNAWAVE - Downgrade Ultimate to Home Premium or Professional

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Hi Guys,
I'm after purchasing the downloadable upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium, but when I clicked on my downloads folder to install it, it wouldn't open. I downloaded this version last month on to my laptop without any real problems. My PC is a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo L with Windows Vista SP 2 installed on it. Can anyone help?
 

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Version

Can you be more specific as to what you purchased and downloaded and what exactly happens when you try to open or run something?
 

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We are getting a new Dell Vosrto 230 desktop computer. Our only options were with 64 bit versions of Windows 7 (like all manufacturers now). I know I will have problems with some older programs like Photoshop CS2, and want to install the 32 bit version that will come in the Professional upgrade that we plan to upgrade to. Since we will never increase the memory to the level of needing the Windows 7 64 bit, I am certain that the 32 bit version is much better fro us.

My questions is can we install the 32 bit version from the Professional upgrade in place of the 64 bit Home Premium with comes preinstalled? I would do this from the very beginning, so we wouldn't have installed any of our software yet, I don't think there is any bloatware form Dell that we will want. I will make the recovery copies of the 64 bit OS first, and then hopefully upgrade to the 32 bit Professional. Things are "tight", and hopefully will not have to purchase a full version of Professional.

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

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

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

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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