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Unable to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to higher version

Q: Unable to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to higher version

Dear Sir/Madam
I would like to upgrade my laptop from Win 7 Home Premium to higher version. But it was either saying, the country I was in cannot purchase Windows 8, 8.1 or 10; or it give a message saying I need to run it from Window Anywhere Upgrade. This
also failed saying "there is no upgarded.
Please can you advise?

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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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I tried using VISTA home premium but evidently this is not one that works. I have WinXp Pro and I want to get to win7 home premium as an in place installation. What version of VISTA do I need?

A:What Version of VISTA Do I need For an Inplace Upgrade to Windows & Home Premium?

Any version will work, I suggest Home Premium ($119.99), but you need to run the W7 upgrade advisor first, to see if your PC can handle the upgrade.


Once you are satisfied your PC will run W7, see this article/video on moving from XP to W7



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I have windows 7 home premium. Unsure if it OEM or the retail version.
I want to upgrade it to windows 7 professional retail version.
The anytime upgrade does not work.
How do I do this so its genuine software?

just to be clear.

A:Upgrade to 'higher version' of windows 7

Anytime Upgrade has been history for a long time.

Why do you want to upgrade to Windows Pro retail when oem is the same thing ?

What do you need in Pro ? Do you plan to add more memory ?

You will not find Retail anywhere, and you don`t need it, oem is the same exact thing, the only difference with retail is that you get 365 days of support from Microsoft, and you don`t need that.

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

Right here in Computer Properties it tells you if it`s it`s oem or not.

If you didn`t install it then it`s most likely oem.

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I installed the upgrade version before over my win xp home but, can't remember how I did it. Right now, I managed to get win 7 32 bit on booting from cd not upgrade option, but now it rejects the product key I guess because it's for upgrade only? I had the 64 bit version on before which is what I really want on there now but, I don't get the option to boot from cd so can't do it. I also made a 32 bit universal disc and a 64 bit universal from the upgrade discs so I could install just, the home premium version only or, will that not work with the upgrade version key either? I have 2 pcs when the pc crashed, I took the drive out and put it in the working pc which has the same 64 bit upgrade disk on it except, I purchased a key to upgrade it to win 7 pro to format it then, put it back in the broken pc so I could start my install. I have a retail version of xp home which I installed but, was not allowed to upgrade from that OS. I did it before but, just can't remember how I did it. All help will deeply be appreciated Thanks!

A:need help reinstalling win 7 home premium upgrade version please help!

If you have a valid product key, follow these instructions for the best results.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
When asked for your product key number do not give it. Set up all your stuff the way you want it then activate with the key. If you do not know how that is done, just ask us.

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Apologies...moved to more approapriate group.

A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

I am not seeing the new thread, so I have to use this one.

Are you trying to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit? Because that's not a possible upgrade path due to the kernel being completely different. A clean install is required for that.

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My main PC has been running Home premium 64 bits for a few months successfully (activated and does updates) and I now want to upgrade it to Ultimate 64 bits.
I ran MGADiag on the Home Premium system and it reported it was a retail version;


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3MYRV-HTX9C-2XCX4
Windows Product Key Hash: VG8XBSKTjYinStSpxY4+XnNCQ/0=
Windows Product ID: 55041-293-6975825-85475
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {94CFF42A-C828-4B4A-80D3-BD436291FF5B}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
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A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

The Product Key that you have there is not an "Anytime Upgrade" Product Key. You have to perform the Upgrade installation by putting the DVD in the drive and clicking "Upgrade". This is completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade.

The Anytime Upgrade is completely different because that type of Product Key is only obtained by opening the Windows Anytime Upgrade program that's included with specific editions of Windows 7 (such as Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and I think maybe even Home Basic as well), and then going ahead and purchasing an Anytime Upgrade product key. This is nice because then you don't need an installation DVD.

To see what I'm talking about, open the Start Menu, type anytime and press Enter. This is how you obtain a Product Key that works with the Windows Anytime Upgrade process. So what you have to do since you have an actual retail copy is you have to insert the DVD, and then click "Upgrade" when you see the prompt come up. Again, it's completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade. In other words, you have to do it "the old-fashioned way".

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Been trying to upgrade the Vista Home Premium on a laptop into a Windows 7 version, with varying degrees of fail.
Machine is a Acer 5810TG with specs;
- Intel Core 2 Solo Processor SU3500 (1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB)
- Ati Mobility Radeon HD 4330 up to 1742MB Hypermemory
- 4GB DDR3 Memory
- 500GB HDD (Uncertain of type, but can look it up)
- Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N

Been a while since I started trying, as in the start, it would finish the installation, but after boot, the screen would continue remain black. (Think it went past the first Win7 load, before it went dark)

However, in new futile attempts, it stopped at 0%, and during next try, refused to stop preparing for the install itself.

Think the first case might've been related to graphics drivers or such, but unsure.
Anyone have any idea what might be wrong?
Any help appreciated

A:Home Premium x64 Upgrade Kit (Unable to start / finish)

The Acer Upgrade Kit Win7 Installation DVD is a bootable retail Win7 installation DVD complete with Product key, so you can boot it to clean reinstall Win7 as we did with two Acer Upgrade kits at home.

Here are other tips for getting a purrfect clean install: re-install windows 7

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I am using windows 2003 o.s with my SAP software got installed.As i am not having the sound drivers for my 2003 o.s .so that can i install xp on my p.c with out un-installing my SAP software and i don't want to format my system.........so that i can get sound drivers with Xp..


A:Is It Possible To Upgrade On Higher Version To Lower Version O.s

No, you can't do what you are asking here. The only way you can change the o/s is to format and install.

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Can someone please help. Iam 70 years old and have a computer since i was 68. When i first got it 2 years ago i had windows home pemium since a month ago i have a new version due to the renewal of my hard drive after it broke. they saved a small amount of data and when i restarded it up and entered my product code etc i now have a new version. Can someone help me get the old one back as it is not in memory of my computer. Please forgive me for not beeN able to get this accross properly

A:windows 7 home premium old version

Does it look drastically different? I'm wondering if you have Windows 8 installed instead of Windows 7.

If it is still Windows 7, is it that the desktop looks different? Or are installed programs and/or your personal data missing?

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Hello everybody! I need your help. I wanna reinstall windows7 home premium but I can't find where I can download the iso file to burn it on a disc. Can you tell me what I can do? Also, I asked to a microsoft technician but he told me that they can't help me because my license is OEM and he told me that I had to contact with DELL to get the iso file for my laptop. I'm using a DELL N5010. Please, help me because I wanna get Windows 10.

A:I am looking for the iso file of Windows 7 Home Premium OEM version

Hi Marin
Windows has stopped providing the iso image to the general public for some reason best know to them. but i guess this conversation will help you since you you already have the license
Please let me if that work for you

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A:no sound in windows 7 home premium 64 bit version

Had you forgot you'd already started this thread - No Sound (Windows 7 Home Premium) 64 bit

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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

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 downloaded and burnt the win 10 installation iso file to dvd, if I want to make it like my win 8.1 retail disc do I need to purchase a retail key, for the windows 10? If so how do I go about it? Thanks!

A:windows 10 home premium retail version key required?

Windows 10 has to be run as an UPGRADE on a qualifying OS first to record the activation for that PC with MS
Once the PC activation has been recorded with MS - you can just skip over the product key prompts during setup and clean install

PS (so far for me) all the edition activation keys have been the same
and not PC specific

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5300 @ 2.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 458361 MB;
Motherboard: eMachines, EMCP73VT-PM
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

**(I also have Malwarebytes Anti Malware )
UNLESS I need to get it activated again from Malwarebytes since My system was restored????

1) A tech friend RE-INSTALLED my (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit) with a (32 bit Windows 7 )version. If I am able to re-install (Windows 7- 32 bit) back to it's original (Windows 7 - 64 bit) using my product key on side of computer, would I get the same problems back from when it originally had problems with the original Windows 7 64 bit and original product key on side of computer?
* As of now, I can not do a thing because my Administrator Password Expired. I had to create another Homegroup to enable me to work on it. STILL I CAN NOT DO A THING,
no downloading at all,
no changing settings,nothing.
I Can not update Adobe Flash Player
and probably can not re-install Windows 7- 32 bit back to it's original Windows 7-64 bit because of Expired Administrator Password.

2) How can I RE-INSTALL WHAT I HAVE Windows 7 Home Premium 32... Read more

A:Solved: windows 7 home premium 64 was re-installed with a 32 bit version.how can I re

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Yesterday I began the processing of migrating my C: drive contents to a newer larger SSD. i used Clonezilla to copy to the new hard drive. I thought everything had gone OK but it didn't (of course) . The new hard drive was recognized as the C: drive; the old hard drive was recognized, but only in Disc Manager and Windows would not boot unless i booted from the old SSD. Through a process of pretty much trial and error, I am now at the point where both drives are recognized. The new drive is C: and the old drive is now visible in Explorer as drive I. The old drive still has all it's original contents including Windows and needs to be reformatted (it's more than 90% full). The computer is booting from the C: drive as it should.

The only quirky thing which is happening now is that when I boot the computer, I'm given a choice of loading Windows Home Premium or Windows Home Premium (Recovered). If I do nothing the computer loads the former after 30 seconds...all is well.

Any idea why the "recovered" option is there, and how do i get rid of it?

A:given option of booting to Windows Home Premium OR Recovered version

Well its there bcause windows automatically repaired ur computer.. try which entry is working n remove the other one using easybcd software.. but make sure the menu entry ur choosing at boot is working fine

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:

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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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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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After spending most of my time after work yesterday and the better part of this morning trying to find an answer ... problem also lies in the keywords - most things are on upgrading to Windows 10.

I need to:
Upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium OEM to Pro to create a domain and user accounts. I also still need to purchase a licence for that.

I need to look into domain administration (user accounts, policies, etc.) so that I can do it when I need to and not have to search before I do, i.e. do at least basic things without additional help.

I have:
My PC running Win 7 Home OEM and a laptop running Win 7 Ultimate.

Windows anytime upgrade key are gone and from what I read, I should just be able to change the licence via "My Computer -> Properties...". The related threads also made it sound like changing the licence key under computer properties is the same like entering one into the anytime upgrade window.

However like a lot of threads, they end vaguely or "it worked" but without saying what exactly was done.

I know I could do a fresh install (wipe or dual boot), but like many I dread the re-installation and reconfiguration of everything else. Also I'd have to do major house cleaning due to space.

So I really only need help with the upgrade question - is it currently at all possible to upgrade 7 home to Pro and can you suggest a method?

A:How do I upgrade Win 7 Home to Pro (or higher)?

See if this answers you upgrade question.


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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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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

Had Windows 7 home premium for around 2 months on a brand new desktop. Never had a single problem with it untill today. Turned it on as normal, got to the log in screen where i click on the required user. As the pc is only used by me I only have 1 user availiable. I click on it like normal but this time i get a message saying 'The user profile service service failed the logon' 'user profile cannot be loaded'. It then refreshes the page and returns me back to the logon page and if i press enter the same thing just keeps repeating itself. Other option on this page are the shutdown/sleep/restart option and a little box in the bottom left corner called ease of access with various options, but none that seem relevant to the situation.

Thanks for your time and advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to log into Windows 7 Home Premium


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Have formatted the HD and cleaned it. When trying to load OS I am told there is no memory and no hard drive. What is my next step? New HD, mobo, RAM, what?

A:Unable to load Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit

Hello charlietuna 56 , Welcome to the Forums : look at step 7 and on .. to see if that may help you : Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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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.



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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 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 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 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.

Serial number: CZC118G6NJ
Product number: XT100EA#ABU
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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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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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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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 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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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 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..


I posted for some assistance.


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Hello everyone,

I'm about at my wit's end trying to figure out my problem and finally decided I should ask the pros for help, since an exhaustive search of the interwebs has turned up nothing. I'm a hobby PC user so please be patient with me. So here is my problem.

I recently bought all the stuff to build an HTPC/gaming rig for my girlfriend and I and I wanted to set up RAID 1 but no matter what I try, I can't get it to work. Here is my rig.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M mobo
Intel i7-2600
(2) 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm; 6.0GB/s HDD
(4) 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
Cooler Master 600W Silent Power supply

I think that's about it.

Here is what I've done.

I went into bios and set my storage configuration to RAID. After, I saved and exited, and allowed the machine to reboot. When it did, I pushed Ctrl + I to enter the RAID volume setup menu. I labeled the volume, chose RAID 1, selected my drives, selected my size, and saved and exited. Then I booted from my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Dell OEM, if that matters). I selected my regional settings, and when prompted, accepted the terms and selected "Custom" install. At the drive select screen, I saw one disk, which I believe is what I should see. I highlighted the drive and selected "Load Drivers." I used the driver labeled with the arrow in the attatched image. I got it from my mobo's website found here ASRock > Products > H77 Pro4-M. After the driver loaded, I re... Read more

A:Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

Why do you want RAID? WIn7 doesn't much like RAID which isn't even Redundant so risks losing both HD's if one fails. Better to install to one HD and use the other for backing up an image.

If you saw one correctly-sized RAID array when you booted into the installer to try hardware RAID then the driver wasn't needed as it's only loaded when no drive shows up. Try again.

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AS I said in the title, I am having problems installing windows updates. I have reformatted 3 times and get the same errors at the same spot. I ran SURT and then tried to update, but it still didn't work. Here are the files I believe you need to help me. Thank you.

A:Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Unable to run windows update SP1

I finally got SP1 installed, but still having errors in the windows update screens (Also BSOD's now) Here's an updated CBS and SS.

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I am using Windows 7 Home and Premium and I am unable to connect to Linux machine. I am getting the pop up for providing the username and password to connect to Linux Machine but it rejects the same. I had the same issue with Windows 7 Professional and I resolved it through chaging the policy as below.

Control panel - administrative tools-Local Security policy-local policies- Security options- network security: "LAN Manager authentication level" Changed to "Send LM & NTLM responses"

I came to know that there is no "Local Security policy " on Windows 7 Home and Premium version. Please help me to solve this issue. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to connect to Linux from my Windows 7 Home and Premium

Azeeb, how are you trying to connect to your Linux machine? Personally, I am using ssh. A free version is included with the Cygwin distribution. Using this tool, I don't have to worry about the local security policy. Which software do you use to connect?

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Have installed this twice using the different options and the OS seems to drag considerably. The optical drive is not very responsive and the shutting down takes ages. I have installed enditall with no effect. Really need some help here Windows Advisor never threw up any issues. Plenty of HHD space and 4GB RAM. The laptop is only one year old.
Any help would be appreciated.


A:Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit upgrade from Vista

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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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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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Hi all,
I have 2 laptops one which is a 32bit and the other which is a 64 bit. Now is there any POSSIBLE WAYY that i can upgrade to W7 on both of my notebooks? ( both notebooks current run factory installed Vista Home Premium in respect with its bit architecture) Any suggestion is greatly appreciated


A:Windows 7 home Premium Upgrade question.

Hello HPX,

Yes, you can upgrade both of them to either Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate. You will need two copies to have two product key numbers, or you can get a Windows 7 "Family Pack" that includes 3 product key numbers. Plus, you would only be able to do a upgrade from 32-bit to 32-bit and 64-bit to 64-bit, not 32-bit to 64-bit or 64-bit to 32-bit.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Hope this helps,

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I have a Samsung Netbook which came with Windows 7 Starter and I am finding that I miss the extras of Home Premium Retail which installed on my Desktop PC. I have the Home Premium installation disk which I used, but as far as I am aware it is a single use licence.

The Anytime Upgrade is available on the Samsung, but at a cost of ?70 from M$.
Is anyone aware of a more cost effective (legitimate) method?

Having Googled for it, I come up with this:
Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade, Starter to Home Premium (Licence only): Amazon.co.uk: Software.
Anyone know of anywhere better?

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium

Yes, buy the home premium family family pack- you'll spend more initially but you'll get 3 retail licenses @ about $50 each.

If you do decide to do that, save an image of your starter install first.

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I just bought an upgrade version of Windows 7 which I intend to use to upgrade my Vista laptop. I just want to be sure I do not make mistake in this upgrade.

I have a 32 bit Vista, and I want to upgrade to 64 bit Windows 7. Is it possible? Or do I have to use a custom installation? I presume I can do a custom installtion, since though the windows 7 cover says "upgrade from Vista", it also says that one would have to perform a clean install if it was XP that was being upgraded. Am I correct in this assumption?

I know one or two of my programmes (freewares) would not work with 64 bit. Is there any way to run them in an environment which would allow them to run (may be in a compatibility version)?

In case I want to go back to Vista (unlikely, but always possible), would the installation of Windows 7 keep the Vista backup option on my HP laptop drive D?

Finally, why should I use a 64 bit version (except that it is the most advanced?)?

Many thanks for your help. I can back up all my programmes and data on a hard disk, which I would before upgrading.

A:Upgrade from Windows Vista (home premium)

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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 am in the works on my new rig and my dumba-- bought windows upgrade without knowing it and tried to install it on my new hard drive so i was wondering since it needs vista to upgrade from is it possible to place my old hard drive from my vista computer and place it on my new motherboard and install the upgrade disk or am i going to have to buy the OEM?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit UPGRADE issue

If your new motherboard supports the old drive, you should be able to put it in. You will most likely need to boot up fully into Vista and let it find the new drivers for the motherboard first, or download and install them yourself. It's been awhile since I've swapped HDDs from mobo to mobo, but I am pretty sure you will need your chipset driver for your new motherboard..maybe get all of your peripheral drivers ready just in case..

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