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Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Q: Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Since 1997 i have been writing and using the Euphoria Programing Language with first Windows XL and later Windows 7 Premium desktops.

i now have moved to situation where I have no room for a desktop.

So bought a Windows 7 Professional laptop.

A lot of my Euphoria programs don't work. Especially those using the system() and Xcopy commands.

I no longer have access to my desktop.

How can I convert my Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Premium?

Don Cole

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A: Window 7 Premium vs Windows 7 Professional

Some searching lead me to Can I downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Home Premium? - Microsoft Community.

Try at your won risk!






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Hello Everyone

I was in a similar situation. I had "Windows 7 Home Prem OA HP" on a HP desktop I bought new and then upgraded the system to Ultimate with an Upgrade key. But now that I bought a refurb desktop with no OS (with a COA for "Windows Vista Business OEMAc") I needed to use that Ultimate license on the "new" refurb desktop. So my "downgrade ultimate to home premium" search brought me here, amongst other places.

I used a registry solution explained here and in several other places, but I made the changes manually and without the use of a popular tool from a website called deviantart. I figured I was better off hacking the puter manually myself. I did however used it this way (notice upper & lower case matching the "Ultimate" entry format):

HKLM\Software\Microsot\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
EditionID "Ultimate" changed to "HomePremium"
ProductName "Windows 7 Ultimate" changed to "Windows 7 HomePremium"

For reference, I also used the following posting on tomshardware (Downgrading Win7 Pro to Home Premium - Downgrade - Windows 7), specially the response by aquasystems. I would've added this reply there but the thread was closed.

Then, I needed to do an "in-place repair upgrade." I tried using the windows 7 repair disk I had originally made with the HP desktop only to realize that it was not what I needed. What I needed was a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installation disk. Since I was afraid to use the system recovery disks of the hp desktop (who knows, it might have worked but I did not want to risk a complete recovery), I downloaded an iso image from digitalriver. For that I followed the advice and links I found here (thanks! Nathan Kim). I burned the iso image to a dvd using imgburn.

To do the "in-place repair upgrade" I used the DVD I had made, popped it into the dvd drive and allowed autorun to start the process (you can navigate to the dvd and double click setup.exe if necessary). I then followed the process as presented by unawave (http://www.***********/installation/...n.html?lang=EN), btw the german screen shot is superfluous. This was a very good step by step site that helped me. I did not get a compatability report about the languages pack; only a small warning that the system needed rebooting before runing setup.exe (which I did before running setup.exe a second time). After the second time running setup.exe, then the rest of the process went as planned. When I was done, I was able to confirm that the windows version had been downgraded to Home Premium.

But, a brief warning about activation of the product key. Once I "downgraded" I needed to re-activate my Home Premium key (stuck on the side of the HP desktop). When I tried activating it, the system responded that it was invalid and that I could not activate it online and needed to do a phone activation process to get an confirmation id. I figured, I was already done with the deed and since I legally owned the license (aka product key) I had nothing to loose. The pop-up warning window asked me to call a toll free number and follow instructions. The call was answered by an automated system which asked me to enter on the phone a total of nine six-digit number groups which were displayed on the pop-up instructions. After this, the automated response indicated that my activation was valid and that I needed to enter eight six-digit number groups (A through H) it would give me to put in their corresponding spaces on the pop-up instructions window (see http://img.technospot.net/windows-7-...ion-screen.png). The automated system allows for all the number groups to be repeated to verify they are entered correctly. I completed the phone verification process and there it was ... the install was activated and fully functioning as it used to be. So, this was a successful "in-place repair upgrade" downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium (HP original install).

My thanks go to everyone who contributed to this thread. Also, my thanks go to the following websites and postings which also helped me to do this. Mind you, I used the advice in all of them as advice only and did not follow anyone's instructions blindly or uniquely. Always do your homework before undertaking tinkering such as this ... and of course, always backup backup backup since you're responsible for your own actions.

Downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional without reinstall? - Super User

Windows 7 downgrade ultimate to Home Premium

Downgrading Win7 Pro to Home Premium - Downgrade - Windows 7

Downgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional - Microsoft Community

http://www.***********/installation/...n.html?lang=EN

Thanks

Gabe

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Hi All:

I am running windows 7 home premium and have a copy of windows 7 professional upgrade (not the anytime upgrade). Can I use the professional upgrade to upgrade my home premium?

Thanks,

Harold

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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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Can l use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Edition on a PC that has Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed ?
Thanks

A:Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional

I know you can do an Anytime Upgrade from HP to Pro, but I'm not sure about upgrading using an upgrade disk. The upgrade disks were made to go from Vista to 7.But I do know that you can do that Anytime Upgrade. It's probably easier to do it that way anyway (instead of using the disk). That's what it was made for - upgrading Windows 7 to a higher edition.I hope that helps.

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So I've done some research and kept up with all the info pouring out over the past few months and I'm trying to decide which version of Windows 7 to buy. Here are a few questions you smarties can probably answer with ease!:

1. I'm looking at getting the Full not upgrade copy of either version I end up choosing. Now upgrade copies only let you upgrade from a previous XP/Vista installation. Does the Full edition let you upgrade as well if you choose to do so instead of a clean wipe and install?

2. Home Premium vs. Professional - I know in Professional you get domain features, encryption, remote desktop. (I may really want Remote Desktop to be able to log into my machine at home from work or on the road etc, so annoying it's not included standard anymore since Vista) However are there any features that are "omitted" from Professional in this higher version? What might they be?

3. Anyone got a quick linking or remember the pricing for full editions?

4. How many licenses per copy do you get, 3?

5. What editions are YOU getting and why?

Thanks in advance!

A:Windows 7 Professional vs. Home Premium

I'm not very smart, but I will go for Ultimate, the answer is simple: I've tried all Vista editions and Ultimate was ON THE TOP with the PERFORMANCE. I think same with Win 7. I don't need some of the features, but the Vista experience..

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My husband and I are trying to restore his W7 Home Premium OS on his HP laptop and it got stuck on intializing the restore. We do not have the OS disks, but I have the OS disk for my Dell laptop for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Should we try to restore from my set of disk? Or is it taboo to mix manufactures?

A:Replace W7 Home Premium 64 bit with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit?

Everything you need is here to reinstall the HP without the crippling bloatware and useless factory utilities which have better versions built into Win7 itself: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

You can also try running Factory Recovery again: HP Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

If it fails see if Recovery Manager will run Hardware Diagnostics: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...n&cc=uk&dlc=en

If neither HP Recovery nor Hardware Diagnostics will still run from their partitions then I would delete all partitions during the booted install shown in Clean Reinstall tutorial.

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My laptop has Windows Visa Home Premium installed and I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional. What path can I take to upgrade it without losing my settings (i.e. user acccounts, background, etc.)

A:Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional???

Type windows easy tranfer in search and use that to transfer all but programs to a finger drive or hard drive etc. Then transfer back.
Do a clean install not an upgrade.
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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Right now I'm trying to upgrade my computer to make full use of all 32 GB of ram I have. I am running windows 7 home premium 32 bit, and I'm trying to upgrade to professional 64 bit. I burned the .iso file onto a DVD-R disk(I don't think this is the problem), but when I boot from it it says device drivers are missing and I should install the drivers. It always comes to the same screen, and I can't get past it. I've tried putting all the driver disks I know of in it, but it doesn't find any. I have tried everything from messing with the SATA bios settings to updating the bios to re-burning the iso file, but nothing works. Is this because I'm trying to install professional after having home premium? Is there some way I can avoid this problem without buying anything? Do I have to do a windows anytime upgrade to professional and then do it? I am really confused right now and I don't know what to do. I've been trying this for two weeks and it still doesn't work.

Thanks in advance

A:HELP! windows not upgrading from home premium x32 to professional x64!

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are you actually trying to do an upgrade from 32 bit to 64 bit. You can't do an upgrade as such, you have to do a complete reinstall. So that means you will lose all data on your hard drive, so you should make sure you have a back up of all your private files. You will also have to reinstall any other software programs you currently use, so you need to make sure you have their activation codes on hand.

Check out this tutorial for how to install Windows 7.

Clean Install Windows 7

You will also need to have an activation key for Windows Professional x64.

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Hey Guys , im getting windows 7 professional for christmas the upgrade version and im wanting to do a clean install with an clean install with a upgrade disk i know how to do that so no worries there but my main concern is with the upgrade advisor it says i can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate and i want Professional so because im doing a custom install will that matter or.... ?

A:Vista Home Premium To Windows 7 Professional

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Bibbster


Hey Guys , im getting windows 7 professional for christmas the upgrade version and im wanting to do a clean install with an clean install with a upgrade disk i know how to do that so no worries there but my main concern is with the upgrade advisor it says i can only upgrade to Home Premium or Ultimate and i want Professional so because im doing a custom install will that matter or.... ?



If you buy an upgrade disc, you will be in violation of the EULA. You should buy the full retail version, sorry.

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Hi folks,

I have Vista Home Premium installed on my laptop. On October 22nd I will be downloading and doing a custom installion of Windows 7 Pro. Unfortunately as everyone knows you cannot do a complete PC backup with vista home premium. I have tons of files and programs on this computer and would love to keep everything without going through the hassle of reinstalling all my programs. Any idea what my options are? Answers would be awsome, thanks in advance.
 

A:Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

Since you cant do an inplace upgrade you will have to save your user files to an ext hd or dvds

Hunt down any programs that you dont have media for..bookmark the pages

Export your bookmarks to your documents and transfer them to the ext hdd as well.

Install 7..go check for updates.
Put on AV.
Install programs you have media for.
Go hunt down the rest.
Move your user files from the ext hdd to your new install..

I dont use any wizards etc,,that way I dont have to worry about something going wrong...I highlight copy and paste
 

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I just ran a bootup cd that loads Windows and it told me I have an unsupported version of Windows 7 Home Premium Professional. Can this be fixed?

A:Unsupported Windows 7 Home Premium Professional?

Quote:
Windows 7 Home Premium Professional


I've never heard of that before, only Home Premium, or Professional....which is it? Is it x64 or x86?

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I'm hoping I didn't damage myself too badly. I backed up my laptop to an external drive using the Vista Backup utility. Unfortunately, I did not create a pst file for Outlook 2007, I was in a hurry and assumed I could restore everything after the up(down)grade from Vista Professional to Windows Home Premium.

Like a dope, I reinstalled my Office 2007 disk and of course Outlook wants me to start all over. Soooo...I have an external drive with everything on it but don't know how, or if, I can restore any Outlook features so that I can save five years of email.....please help.

A:Vista Professional to Windows 7 Home Premium

go into Outlook and look for an "Import Mail" option in the menus. You should be able to import it even if you didn't create a pst file.

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I have a quick question. I installed a retail copy of Windows 7 Home Premium on my desktop a while back. I recently purchase a copy of Windows 7 Professional (from Digital River). I want to use my Home Premium license to put on my netbook which is currently running XP.

Anyway, I would like to upgrade the desktop without losing any data. Can I use my key that I received from Digital River to do the Anytime Upgrade? Is there any downside to doing it that way?

Next, when I go to install Home Premium on my netbook, will it activate without me having to call in?

A:Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional

yes to first question
Windows Anytime Upgrade - Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows

you might have to call ms to active home premium on netbook, however, you might be fortunate and not need to call. Phone activation is done through automated system.

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I have a Dell XPS 410 that I purchased about 4 years ago with Windows XP installed. I bought and installed an upgrade to Windows Vista Home Premium. I have 4 Gb RAM and approximately 60 Gb free disk space. Can I purchase and install an upgrade to Windows 7 Professional?

A:Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

You can purchase the windows 7 professional upgrade and do a clean install but you can't do an in-place upgrade from vista home premium to windows 7 professional. Vista home premium can only do an in-place upgrade to windows 7 home premium or windows 7 ultimate.

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Hi, I have had 32bit on my custom PC for a while now, and I wanted to get 64bit, but when I bought one from Memory Express, the guy gave me an OEM, I do not know that much about computers, but it seems OEM only works for brand new computers? From what I have seen, I also need to be a system builder in order to get some files from microsoft (which I am not), so what do I do about this? Any help or clarification would be greatly appreciated.

Question 2: If I was to erase the windows 32bit through command prompt, would I be unable to use the OEM to install 64bit cleanly?

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit to Professional 64bit OEM?

You have to do a clean install to go from 32 to 64 bit, no upgrade is possible. Save your data then:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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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 was running Windows Vista Home Premium. I purchased an upgrade for Windows 7 Professional that I downloaded from a website. Now when I turn my computer on I get a black screen where you choose to open with Windows 7 or Vista. I also keep getting a screen pop up that says D:\ volume only has 66mb of free disk space available. It says I have to restore 300mb or system restore may not be able to undo or track harmful changes.

Basically I have no idea what I did, but I need to remove Vista from my computer and have no idea how to. Can anyone help?

A:Vista Home Premium Updated to Windows 7 Professional

Welcome!

Did you do a clean install or upgrade?

See this tutorial: Disk Cleanup - Open and Use

Could you please post a screenshot of your full Disk Management window?

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

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The institution has an arrangement with MS to download one copy of Windows Professional to each student. The school IT folks tell me I have to go into the boot menu (f2) and boot from the DVD containing the school's licensed Windows Professional copy. There is no "product key" that I can find, unless it is somewhere on the DVD embedded in another file. Can someone provide clear, concise and simple instructions to an old pilot to get this thing downloaded?

A:Installing institution-avail Windows Professional over Home Premium

Lemme try.

A computer can boot from a variety of devices such as the hard disk or a dvd or a usb drive. But what it looks for FIRST to boot from can be defined in the bios. Now, when you press F2 at boot, you'll get into the bios main screen. Here, when you click on the Boot tab, you'll see a list saying 1st boot device, 2nd boot device and so on. The device that you define here as the 1st boot device is what your computer will boot from by default.

So what your institution is saying is that it wants you to boot from dvd. You can do this by moving the optical drive (dvd drive) upwards in that screen till it becomes the first boot device (normally by highlighting it then pressing +).

As for the product key, the institutional pro edition will likely be KMS activated. This means when you first go online, your computer will connect to the institution network and validate with its server.

But there are other aspects here. Installing pro with that disk will likely wipe all your data, so make sure any critical data is backed up before you start. You must also be prepared to reinstall all drivers and apps.

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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'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode? - Microsoft Answers

TIA

A:Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cover


I'm purchasing a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 machine that I want to upgrade to Pro to be able to use the virtual & XP mode features on. I have quite a bit of 16 bit installer programs that appear to run okay on Windows 7 32 bit but not Windows 7 64 bit. Has anyone done an upgrade from 64 bit to 32 bit? I can purchase the upgrade directly from MS and am thinking about it.

Interesting read here on similar stuff from 2 yrs ago.

Is Windows 7 able to run 16 bit installers under XP mode? - Microsoft Answers

TIA


Use virtual pc: since you have Home Premium you can't use the new one but the old one works fine:Download: Virtual PC 2007 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

Install XP in this VPC and enjoy ;p your programs will run fine

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

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

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

Press windows and pause/break keys together.

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

Put your new Professional key in.

Then Activate.

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

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When I bought a Dell desktop computer, it came with windows 7 home premium pre-installed. The computer runs super at the present time. In order to run Xp mode and remote computing, I purchased Windows 7 Professinal OEM. I wish to install it over Windows 7 Home Premium in order to avoid re-installing all software installed under Widnows 7 Home Premium. Please advise me how I can do that.

A:How to instal Windows 7 Professional over Windows 7 home premium?

If you opt for "upgrade" instead of "custom(advanced)" in the step 6 of the tutorial Clean Install Windows 7, it should work .

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Hey so im running my computer on an upgraded windows 7 home premium x64. (Computer came with vista) and i am taking computer science classes and got a free copy of windows 7 proffesional from MSDNAA and i have a 25bit cd key too.

How can i get windows 7 Professional on my computer?
when i used the anytime upgrade program it says my cd key isn't meant for upgrading.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Windows 7 Professional x64

The Anytime Upgrade app may be seeing the underlying Vista.


Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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I have to PCs, one with Windows 7 premium and the other with Windows 7 professional. Ideally I would like to switch the Windows versions on the PCs.

Is it as simple as changing the original CD codes in each of the PCs?

A:Switching Windows 7 premium and Windows 7 professional between PCs

Are the versions OEM ? If they are retail its a reinstall of both versions .

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Hi All,

I use Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. I want to open folders in command prompt from windows explorer without having me to navigate in the cmd window to my folder. After researching in google, I came to know that there is an option (Open Command Window Here) in the right-click menu to open command prompt windows quickly. However, when I right-click I do not see that option. Instead I see an option called ?cmd?. When I hold shift key and right click on this option I get an error message. See attached.

I tried to google this error in internet but couldn?t get any clues as to why this happens. Some sites suggested me to delete the "Extended" registry keys in the following nodes:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell\cmd
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\cmd

I tried to delete the ?Extended? key from the above registry nodes and restarted my laptop but didn?t help.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Open Command Window Here option not working in Windows 7 Professional

Hello Red Hunt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Extended" key is for having to press Shift + right click instead of just right click.

If you like, see if using step 2 in the tutorial below may be able to restore "Open Command Window Here", and no longer having to press Shift.

Open Command Window Here - Add or Remove Shift + Right Click

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Every time I try to start my computer, it will get to the log on page and try to load the user name but then it will keep flashing from black to log on screen and will never load it. It will not even load in Safe mode so I can't do anything.
I did not upgrade or download anything before this happened.

I have no idea what makes a PC work behind the scene so I don't know what to do.
Please Help.

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Using W 7 Home Premium. AVG 2011 Free. Windows Media Player 12.

Hello Everyone!

I am a little concerned about this question, as it may be construed that what I am trying to do may be called 'pirating.'

I have been loaned a CD-R from a friend who has copied 113 tracks lasting for 7.8 hours onto it, (El Barrio - Discografia, probably a compilation of all music from all 10 or 11 CDs)

I have my WMP 12 set to automatically rip a new CD.

The CD will play in WMP 12, but I can not find a way to copy it when I put it in the tray.

It shows all the tracks, and their names, but there is no "RIP" button at the top or any indication under any of the tabs how to rip it.

My conclusion is that WMP will either not copy a CD that has been made privately by somebody. (This is the first privately made CD that I have tried to copy/rip) or, there are too many tracks and WMP does not like this!

I would like to know if there is a way that I can rip it or copy it to my Music file.
If what I am asking is considered to be "Illegal" or "Improper" please inform me and I will withdraw the question.
Thanks,
colinito.
 

A:Cannot rip CD in Windows Media Player 12Using W 7 Home Premium. AVG 2011 Free. Window

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Hi all. Just joined the forum as i am about to pre order Windows 7 and wondered if there are any recommendation as to which version I will be needing, Home Premium or Professional?

I'm currently running Vista Home premium.

A:Home Premium or Professional

You might find Compare Windows 7 Editions useful in making your decision.

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Hey!

I'm building a new PC and am going with Windows 7 as my OS. Was wondering what the difference between Home premium and Professional versions of the OS are. (64-bit for both) There's about a 30 dollar difference between the 2 and I have no idea which one would be better for me. I'll be using this computer mainly for gaming (and basic stuff like homework)

Also, does OEM mean anything besides loss of MS tech support?

Thanks!

A:Home Premium vs Professional

Hi see this Windows 7 editions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Hey guys,

I was wondering if someone could outline some of the important differences between 64bit Home Premium and 64bit Professional.

Thanks!

A:Home Premium Vs. Professional

Welcome to the Forum

This may be what you need

Compare Windows 7 Editions

and

Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate

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For those of you pre-ordering- which version are you going with? Home Premium or Professional?

A:Home Premium or Professional?

Home Premium. I don't really see the gain in spending twice the price for Professional, I personally don't think you actually get twice the product. Plus I don't see a need for me to be connecting to a domain any time in the near future.

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Hello Everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit and a Dell Studio XPS running Windows Home Premium 64-bit. I run Dragon NaturallySpeaking ver. 11 software very often on both machines. I'm happy with Windows 7 but I've noticed in the Home Premium version, applications seem to crash a lot more often than in Windows 7 Professional. In fact, apps in the Professional version hardly crash at all. Also, Dragon NaturallySpeaking crashes a lot more often in the in Windows 7 Home Premium than in Windows 7 Professional. Any idea why that is? Does it have to do the Windows 7 Home Premium version being 64-bit while the Windows 7 Professional is version 32-bit?

I ask all this because I'd like to upgrade the desktop to Windows 7 Professional but would like to use the 64-bit version as I currently have 12 GB's of RAM in this machine. I'd probably also install the 64-bit version on my laptop so I could add more RAM to the 4 GB's it's currently using.

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!

Dan

A:Win 7 Home Premium crashing, will Win 7 Professional?

These crashes would have nothing to do with the version which are all the same except for a few unlocked features.

More likely it is a hardware, driver or installation issue. Win7 is also too lean and perfectly balanced to tolerate much tweaking like XP and Vista required.

To troubleshoot the Bluescreen for it's cause and resolution, upload and post your bugcheck file and other requested information to our Crashes forum: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

While you wait for their solution here are some troubleshooting fundamentals

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I know with XP, Professional did not crash as much as XP home.

Is that the case with Windows 7?

A:Is 7 Professional more stable than Home Premium?

I would not think so. In fact it may be the opposite because Professional has more function and therefore is more complex.

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Hi, since purchasing my laptop i have upgraded to windows 7 Professional from Home premium which came with it.
My question is how do i remove professional to get back to home premium (OEM)? i want to use the professional key for a new desktop i am building. My thoughts are a clean install (and i dont mind doing that) but are there any easier ways to do it?

A:Down grading to home premium from professional

Reinstall windows using the key on your COA.

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

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

Suggestions?

Thanks

(Copied from NBR)

A:Upgrade Home Premium to Professional? (7)

Unfortunately, MS wants you to use Anytime to Upgrade between Win7 versions. You are left to clean install if you have another retail version.

However, there is a workaround which is achieved by adapting this popular fix for changing between the Ultimate RC and any other version: Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to any retail version Icrontic Tech

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

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

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Does anyone know if I can use a Home Premium product key to activate an install done from a Professional DVD in order to just get Home Premium (not Professional) functionality?

Here's what happened. I had ordered but not yet received a Home Premium Upgrade retail box. In the meantime, I used a Professional DVD to upgrade my laptop (which was running Vista). I entered but I have not yet activated the Pro product key, and am still in the 30 day trial period.

I now want to use the same Pro DVD to upgrade a desktop machine (currently running XP Pro) to Win7 Pro and put the recently purchased Home Premium on the laptop. I would like to do this with without having to do a destructive Home Premium install on the laptop. I will then activate both the desktop and the laptop with the correct product keys.

Make sense? Is it possible?

TIA
Jacob

A:Home Premium and Professional switcheroo

Welcome to SF!

To do that, you will need to create a new DVD without the ei.cfg file. Copy all the files on the DVD to a folder in Windows, and delete ei.cfg in Sources. Then run setup.exe from the root directory.

Hope this helps,
~JK

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I have bought a second hand computer and the seller has done a fresh install of Windows but he has installed Professional and the license key on the laptop is for Home Premium. The installed version does not accept it and I have no other key (contacting the seller for something is not possible). I use none of the features that make the difference between the versions so I want to downgrade the system. The problem is, I don't have the DVD and all trustworthy download sites for it that I found are offline. The two methods I found for downgrade (simple new install as well as changing the version in the registry and "repairing") need the DVD.

A:Need to downgrade from Professional to Home Premium without the DVD

Here ya go, burn to dvd at no more then x4 speed.

Or install from a 4 GB usb stick, all links below.

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

Free ISO Burner

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

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Hi, Does windows 7 home edition use less RAM and CPU and run smoother than windows 7 professional or ultimate on old computers?
I heard windows 7 home edition load less processes into RAM and so it's faster than windows 7 ultimate and professional ?Is it true?

A:Home Premium vs Professional performance

Maybe by a very small amount.

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Hello

I recently bought a new Windows key, a professional key and I wanna upgrade my home premium the to upgrade it. I tried to upgrade it from system page and clicking on windows anytime update but its not working.

any help?

A:Upgrade from home premium to Professional

Hi nerdi and welcome to PCHF,

Perhaps this post from Microsoft Answers will help.






If the license for Windows 7 Professional you have access to is either a retail upgrade or full version, you can use the product key and Anytime Upgrade to move from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional. Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, follow the onscreen wizard, enter the Windows 7 Professional key when requested, click and restart your computer when prompted. Within 10 mins, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and your files and settings preserved.
Please note, if the product key is distributed under Volume Licensing, MSDN-Academic Alliance or OEM System Builder, it will not work.



Source: How to upgrade from Windows 7 Home to Professional? - Microsoft Community

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

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I have Home premium DVD and one unused professional edition key from digital river. Is there any way to use the home premium DVD for professional ed.installation?

A:Home Premium DVD for Professional install?

You can use something like UltraISO to make an .iso file of your current disc. Then go in and delete the ei.cfg file, and reburn the .iso to a new disc. When you boot from the disc, you'll be given a choise of which OS to install. Assuming your key is legit, it will work if you choose to install Professional.

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Hi,

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

A:W7 Home Premium upgrade to Professional possible?

You can upgrade from WIN7 HP to WIN7 Professional.

From Windows 7 - Anytime Upgrade to
Windows 7 Home Basic - Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate
Home Premium - Professional, Ultimate
Professional - Ultimate
Starter - Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate

It's easy it takes 10 seconds to perform Upgrade to another edition of Windows 7 by using Windows Anytime Upgrade

Just buy a win7 professional upgrade key

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hi all
i need help i made upgrade from windows 7 Home Premium to Professional i need now to back to my home premium note that i have the original key when i put inside the windows any time upgrade he told me you cant in this edition please help.

A:Please HELP Downgrade from professional to home premium

Perhaps if you tell us why you want to downgrade, we can help you avoid the downgrade.
We may be able to find a solution for your situation.

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Two months ago we upgraded our Lenovo desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10. Now we've decided we don't like it. I couldn't find my W7 Home 64 disk, but I have a W7 Professional 64 DVD which I then used to reinstall the OS. At the end of the installation I was prompted to enter the product code. I, of course entered the code from the W7 Home Premium sticker, and was given an error message indicating some sort of mismatch. I then skipped that step, and the tower is now functional.

Before I use another PC to get the proper drivers from Lenovo, and reinstall the printer, MSE and copy the pictures, documents, etc. from a flash drive I'd like to know if this is going to work. Will I be able to activate over the phone? If I get the Ethernet driver installed will I be able to activate online? Or do I have to find a Windows 7 64 Home Premium iso image (I think one may be available somewhere on this site) and do another reinstall?

A:Can I Use a W7 Professional Disk to Reinstall on a W7 Home Premium PC

Windows 7 COA key will only work on the Proper Windows 7 installation.

Home Premium for Home Premium only.
Pro for Pro only ect.

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