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Windows XP Professional upgrade

Q: Windows XP Professional upgrade

I currently have XP Home Edition. If I upgrade to Professional, will it just install the extra features, or will it cause problems with any of the files and programs I already have?

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Preferred Solution: Windows XP Professional upgrade

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A: Windows XP Professional upgrade

This upgrade, unlike one from the 9x family, should be relativeley easy. And all your files and programs should be saved. There are never guarantees, so save what you can. But upgrades try to save everything.

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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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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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We just purchased this laptop, it came with Windows 7 Pro, with a free upgrade disk to Windows 10 Pro. However, there is no dvd drive, and we don't have an external dvd drive. Is there someway to do the update without using the dvd? It's aggravating to have to go out and buy an external dvd drive just to update one laptop.

A:Windows 10 Professional Upgrade

You should be able to upgrade with the Media Creation Tool.You can download the tool here:https://www.microsoft.com/software-download/windows10Follow the steps in the tool for upgrading to Windows 10.Do not forget to back-up you data first!    

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Hi all,

Currently running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any pitfalls to be aware of?
Any suggestions for cheapest site to download iso?

Thanks
doof

A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

Just open your Control Panel & select "Windows Anytime Upgrade".

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I am currently running Windows Xp Home Edition and I have a copy of XP Pro, but its not the upgrade disc, it's the full package. I was wondering if there was anything special I had to do to up upgrade. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade

Here's the MS page on this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;292607
 

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I took a job with a company that does not yet support windows 10 and some of their apps only work with windows 7 professional.  I need to download the upgrade for windows 7 professional 64 bit to my laptop which is currently running windows 7 premium
64 bit  What is the download link and the associated cost of upgrade?
 

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I saw a tutorial on upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 Professional, and it was on this site, but I can't find it. Several years ago, I bought two keys for 7 professional, and I did upgrade from Vista to 7 professional on a toshiba laptop, but when I tried to upgrade my HP compaq, I couldn't... and I learned that it was because it was xp. I was told that I could upgrade from vista but not xp. Since that time, the OS on my compaq has been changed from xp to vista, and I still have one unused product key for 7 professional. Since I had done this back in 2009, I figured that now I could do it on my compaq. I had signed up for Staples' maintenance contract, and so I took it to them to upgrade it, and they said that it couldn't be done. They said I would have to buy a windows 7 and do that first, then upgrade to professional. Well, I know that I did not do that last time. So I'm trying to find out more from the person that wrote that tutorial on doing it... I had found it by googling it, and the tutorial was from this forum, but I'm not very familiar with finding my way around forums. If it is true that I cannot do a straight upgrade at all, then I'd like to know if anyone would be interested in buying a windows 7 professional key. I paid about $100 for it.

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Professional?

Hello vampirevet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a direct clean install with your upgrade copy of Windows 7.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hey guys im having this annoying issue with upgrading Windows 7 Professional that has not been activated and has surpassed its trail period.
When entering the upgrade CD key it tells me i must activate windows first (Professional version).
Ive tried to rearm the trial version using cmd prompt which enables the Grace Period again but it still asks me to activate windows before i upgrade.
Ive even deleted the existing trial licence "slmrg -upk" restart and it gives me a new trial licence and i end up with the same issue..
Running the Setup CD and selecting upgrade tells me to reboot and choose Anytime upgrade which takes me back to my initial problem.

Whats the point of Trialling the software if you cant switch between versions without re-installing or Activating, i swear you where able to do this in the initial BETA versions.

I would really like to resolve this issue without the need of re-installing due to the fact my dads PC has 100-150GB of small personal data files/ programs which will take a few days to install again. Not to mention the business downtime it will cause.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

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

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

see the following for upgrade paths...

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx

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I am having a problem with the XP Pro Upgrade from XP Home edition. The install appears to be hung up even though it indicates only 39 minutes left to complete installation. It has been running for over 6 hours now.

I have plenty of memory, hard disk space and all the other requirements. Any suggestions on what the problem can be? How do I proceed?

thanks!
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade Problem

more info, what kind and speed of computer, is it an actual upgrade or a clean install. have you tried restarting the install??
 

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I was verbaly assured by Microsoft people that the upgrade from the Professional to the Enterprise version of Windows 7 is only a matter of installing a new key, acquired through the Software Assurance Program. After buying this program and getting and installing
new Enterprise key, Windows has not been automatically converted to the Enterprise version.

I installed a new key using:
slmgr.vbs /ipk command, and actived this key with slmgr.vbs /ato command.
Is there any additional steps required to convert Professional to Enterprise?

A:Windows 7 Professional to Enterprise Upgrade

Hi,
You must have a clean installation with Windows 7 Enterprise DVD and activate it.
Before you decide to erase the current Windows 7 Professional, you may have a system backup or migrate the data with Windows Easy Transfer tool.
Windows Easy Transfer
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transferIvan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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I am trying to upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000 professional.After i put the cd in everthing seems to be downloading OK until the setup process begins.The computer automatically shuts down and turns itself off. Can someone please help?

Thankx

sarahjac
 

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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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Hi,

I have Windows 7 Professional (64Bit) installed and attempted to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate (64Bit). My DVD has 32Bit and 64Bit. Clicking on 64Bit and going forward, I receivee a message saying that I can't upgrade to 32Bit from 64Bit and the installation (upgrade) stops. As stated, I clicked on 64Bit as previous edition.

What could be the issue?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

Do a clean install, not an upgrade

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

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Hello,

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 professional now, because I want Remote desktop capabilities. I know you can purchase an easy upgrade from microsoft for 90 bucks and just enter the key they provide you.

Can I purchase upgrade media from say, ebay for cheaper and do the same thing with that code, rather than doing an entire install?

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sward445


Hello,

I have a licensed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I want to upgrade to Windows 7 professional now, because I want Remote desktop capabilities. I know you can purchase an easy upgrade from microsoft for 90 bucks and just enter the key they provide you.

Can I purchase upgrade media from say, ebay for cheaper and do the same thing with that code, rather than doing an entire install?

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.


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

Someone can post to the contrary if not

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

A:Windows 7 Professional upgrade conecting using wireless. HELP!

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Hi, all. I was given a computer. The computer has Windows XP professional on it. The person who gave it to me says that she removed the password protection. However, a log in screen comes up that I cannot bypass. The log in information given to me does not work. It was suggested to me that I could reinstall the operating system to solve the log in problem. Is this correct? I do have the Windows XP software disks, but they are an upgrade version. According to some research I have done on the web, since it is an upgrade version, it would require a disk of the old computer operating system to proceed, if I understand this correctly. And I also saw mention that the upgrade XP disk is non-bootable. Does anyone have any hints or ideas on how to solve this problem? Thank you.
 

A:Re-installing Windows XP Professional from Upgrade Disk

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

A:Download Windows 7 Professional x64 Upgrade media

  
Quote: Originally Posted by clcrutch


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


You may be able to download the 64 bit version from the Microsoft Store. (I'm not sure. I got one of each X86 and X64, so the issue didn't arise for me.)

Failling that, there are links to legitimate .iso files at digitalriver.com from www.mydigitallife.com. You may find this helpful:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It's aimed at doing a clean install on a machine with an OEM license, but a lot of the actions will be similar to what you need.

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When i reinstall Windows XP and then upgrade it to Professional and enter my key code every thing is fine until the last reboot and then gets stuck on the start up screen and says please wait and nothing happens at all. It seems like it is going to finish starting up but doesnt. I have to hold down the power button for five seconds to shut it down. Can you please help me?
 

A:Windows xp professional upgrade gets stuck on reboot

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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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Hello all,

Over the last year or so I haven't been using my PC at all really. It's only used to watch films on of a night, and as a result of this it's not really been looked after in the way of updates etc. However I am wanting to upgrade my OS to the latest version on Windows 7 (x64) which I believe to be SP1.

It's important that I mention for a while my machine has been unable to do any update successfully. It usually says that it's doing the update but just hangs there for hours and doesn't actually do anything or just fails straight from the off.

I have tried to do the updates which it is saying I should do (x2 important and x1 optional) for which I have attached the screen shots for due to the reasons mentioned above. I have also followed the instructions for 'Windows Update Posting Instructions' although it failed on that too.

I've completed step 1 successfully, but it failed on step 2 (see screen shot) and Step 3 I've already mentioned above so there's another screen shot for that and Step 4 I've attached my log in zipped format. I have honestly tried my best to get this working but I just can't seem to get anywhere. Just a few points to make my copy of Windows 7 Pro is legitimate and my PC is a custom build from a few years back which I can give you the spec for if required.

Any help is very much appreciated at this stage. Thanks in advance Craig.

A:Windows 7 Professional x64, trying to upgrade to SP1 Error 0x8007370b

Hi Craig,
I'm sure others will respond and hopefully fix your problem, I don't have the expertise.
one thing I did was to download a win 7 ISO with Sp1 included, less to update if I needed to reinstall.
You can get it here
www.askvg.com/direct-download-links-download-official-original-and-untouched-windows-7-iso-32-bit-and-64-bit/
Sorry if I'm telling you something you already know,
hope you get it sorted without too much hassle.

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However youre getting Windows 10 either with the free upgrade offer or on a new PC youre probably getting Windows 10 Home. You can pay to upgrade that Windows 10 Home system to Windows 10 Professional but should you?If you already had a Professional edition of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, dont worry. The free upgrade offer will give you Windows 10 Professional. Otherwise, youll need to shell out some money if you want the below extra features.Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?HowToGeek have good articles when it comes to these kind of things. It's worth a read. Even thought most of these features are already available under Windows 8.1 Professional (so it's not new), it's still good information for users that never used Windows 8 or 8.1 Professional and want to see what it'll bring them if they upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

A:"Should You Upgrade to the Professional Edition of Windows 10?", via HowToGeek

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Hi guys,
today I wanted to buy laptop HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ.
I wanted to buy the laptop like it is and then install professional version since I need it for the software SAP GUI.
Unfortunately the guy in the shop told me that :

1)Windows professional will create problems on my laptop because of the drivers of the web cam and Audio card.
Furthermore I will not be abe to install the HP SW anymore.
I think that's bull **** but I would appreciate some feedbacks on that.


2)Furthermore I have been told that in case of failure during the guarantee period I would need to have windows home premium.Is that possible and easy?
should I create restore point or something similar?


3)what would be the easiest,fastest option for the OS upgrade.I have alreaday red a bit about the procedure but I am not sure.

Thanks in advance for all the support could be provided.

Regards,
GP

A:HP Pavilion DV6-6B17EZ windows 7 upgrade to professional

Hi there are hp models with your model number running win 7 according to this HP Pavilion dv6-6b17ez Entertainment Notebook PC Product Specifications - HP Customer Care (United States - English) though I believe it is 64 bit

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


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

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

  
Quote: Originally Posted by edamthegrate


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


Hello edamthegrate,

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

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I need help to check my Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors. Is there an easy way to do this?
lnbach

A:How to check Windows XP Professional upgrade for errors?

What kind of errors are you looking for?

You could check the event log, I suppose.

I think you can get to this by right clicking My Computer > Manage > Even Viewer.

-Coolfreak

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I have purchase Licensel Windows 8.1 pro. now this upgrade in windows 10.   now my Cute FTP 8.3 professional properly not working


cute FTP 8.3 professional 

file shows transferring and it shows 100% complete. But it does not it starts again  downloading is fine.

Please solve my this issue

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Hi all,

I've got lots of photos on my Vista machine & would like to know if they'd still be there after upgrading. I've previously upgraded a Win7 machine using the auto upgrade feature which was impressive but I read that it won't work for Win8. Is there anything in particular I should watch out for?

A:[SOLVED] Upgrade from Windows Vista Enterprise x86 to Windows 8 Professional

If you do the upgrade ( versus a custom installation ) your data should be fine . . but you are taking a risk not haveing any data you cherish backed up . .

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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.  I'm trying to upgrade my Windows 7 Professional (USA - English) to Windows 7 Ultimate (USA - English).  I have two boxed retail copies of Windows 7 Ultimate
Upgrade, of which the product keys are currently not used on another machine.  I tried the Windows Anytime Upgrade procedure by entering in the keys, both of which give an error that says:  "The
upgrade key is not valid. Please check the key and try again."  For completeness, both retail boxes have COAs which state "Made in Puerto Rico" and "For Distribution in US Only".

I called Microsoft support, and they checked the keys.  They said they are both valid and ready to use, but they are not upgrade keys and are instead full product retail keys so Windows Anytime Upgrade wouldn't work.  I researched this online and
it sounded like Windows Anytime Upgrade should still work with full retail keys as well.  For kicks, I checked this out myself with a known
full Windows 7 Ultimate retail key.  I currently have it installed/activated on another computer, but I just wanted to test if I could make it to the next step in the Anytime Upgrade procedure which is the
license agreement step.  I can confirm I do not get the same error when using this full version key and it does in fact let me proceed to the agreement step (which I of course cancelled out of).

Being skeptical of the telephone support agent's answer, I went to the Windows ... Read more

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

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

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

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

They can be either one.

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

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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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Hi, I upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional yesterday using Windows Anytime Upgrade. Very shortly thereafter, my system started crashing with BSOD:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: d1
BCP1: FFFFF98035378E60
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: FFFFF8800462B0E9
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

The first two times it happened I was copying files from another computer on my network to a shared folder on the computer that is crashing. The third time was very early this morning while I was not using the computer, though I had kicked off a format of an external USB hard drive the night before that did not complete successfully.

Note that you will see some minidump files from 2/6/14 - 3/12/14 -- I was getting BSOD crashes last year after I first built the system that were resolved by replacing the memory. Then I had one random crash on 4/11/14 and another random one on 4/18/15. The last three (6/24/15 and 6/25/15) started after the Windows 7 Professional upgrade.

Thanks very much for your assistance.

A:BSOD after Windows Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)

Hi dharrold.

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Code:
BugCheck D1, {fffff98035378e60, 2, 0, fffff8800462b0e9}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for L1C62x64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for L1C62x64.sys
Probably caused by : L1C62x64.sys ( L1C62x64+70e9 )

Followup: MachineOwner
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0: kd> !analyze -v
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (d1)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arguments:
Arg1: fffff98035378e60, memory referenced
Arg2: 0000000000000002, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff8800462b0e9, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
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READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read fro... Read more

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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 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,
We need to know how we can to upgrade  Windows 7 professional to Windows Ultimate / Enterprise

Windows Anytime Upgrade does not just work and the unique path to upgrade that we have found is upgrading to Windows 10
We can not install Windows 10... We only need  upgrade  Windows 7 professional to Windows 7 Enterprise or ultimate

Regards

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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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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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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
[email protected]
 

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Dear Dell Support team,
Could you help me, please?
I have just purchased below laptopInspiron 15 7000 Series 7559Service Tag: 7J828B2 
I try to install Windows 10 Professional to replace Windows 10 Home for my laptop but I can not.
How to replace Windows 10 Home by Windows 10 Professional on above laptop Dell.
Thank you in advanced for your support,

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

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

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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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Hello there,

I had installed windows 7 professional a year back. I have been observing from the past few months that the system frequently crashes and i get BSOD's. I have been thinking of upgrading from professional to ultimate. However i dont want to clean instal. I was thinking of doing a inplace ugradation. What i want to know is whether doing so will erase all my user accounts,installed software, movies, games etc?? Another point is that i also have Windows XP installed i.e i have a dual boot. Any help will be really appreciated.
Thank You.

A:Upgrade windows 7 professional to windows 7 ultimate.

I believe upgrading will retain your data, but it will also retain the problems you are upgrading to eliminate. Going from pro to ultimate wont give you relief.

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