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Professional Upgrade Product Key

Q: Professional Upgrade Product Key

Hey Everyone

I have recently bought Windows 8 Pro Upgrade from Amazon, but I was just wondering if anyone know how often the Product Key can be used? I don't really want it to be a one time use key, as if something goes wrong, then I will be screwed.... right?

The below is what I have ordered:
Windows 8 Pro, Upgrade Edition [Upgrade from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7] (PC): Amazon.co.uk: Software



Preferred Solution: Professional Upgrade Product Key

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A: Professional Upgrade Product Key

The product key is valid for reinstalls. There is no limit to reinstalls on the same hardware. If you change hardware that is a different issue, it may require Microsoft to reactivate.

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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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I am making a recovery disk for my dell latitude E6440 laptop and began the process to make a Windows 7 professional DVD.  However, the Product Key I found on the computer only has 20 characters and on the Windows download site I received an error,
saying I needed 25 characters.
Not sure where I go from here.  Dell said the Windows 7 professional Product ID was correct.

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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A:Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation

Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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hey guys, i've recently reformatted my harddrive so obviously i had to reinstall windows, all is fine until i am asked for the product key, i enter my key found on the sticker (i've reformatted the HDD twice with this key with no trouble...) and it says its not valid.....what could be the problem?!
help would be much appreciated


A:XP PROFESSIONAL product key not working ?!

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Hi I'm Jennie I recently bought a new laptop that was refurbished! It's a Dell nice laptop and it runs great for me but on issue I have a problem with my Windows 7 Professional. it's not genuine. I get pop up errors all the time about it being a software
counterfeiting! I contacted this person I bought my laptop off of and he's never return my calls or emails. I just need to get my windows genuine and etc. If anybody has any thing I can do please contact me. I love the Dell Laptop it does what I need but not
with having this problem it makes things are for me. 

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First and foremost let me say that I am NOT trying to get a pirated key, but I'll make this short and sweet.

On my computer I have Windows XP Media edition. Recently I had to reformat my harddrive, this was the first time I've had to do this since I got the computer 3 years ago. Unfortunately since that time I have lost my disc to reformat my computer, so I had to use a friends. I finished the reformatting, went to type in my product key to register Windows and boom... doesn't work. Come to find out the disc he gave me was XP Professional.

Is there anyway I can get this registered without going out and having to spend over $100 on a new XP Professional or Media key?

A:Product key problem XP Professional..

You could try calling Microsoft and explaining it to them. Sometimes they are understanding.

Other than that though - there isn't much you can do. Unless you can find someone with the MCE CD that you can borrow.

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I have a Windows 7 pro, sp1, 64 bit disk I purchased as an upgrade for a Win 7 Asus desktop that served it's time and is now in a spare parts box, or the trash as is the motherboard. Can I purchase a new key / license for this disk? It is an OEM version
made for Dell I purchased on Amazon. 

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I need help with retrieving my windows xp professional product key

A:Inee help reinstalling my Windows XP Professional set up product key

was that the original software used on the PC
if so,
there should be a label on the PC called a CoA label and that has the product key on

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First of all, apologies if this problem has been posted before and solved - I did look but I couldn't find it.
Second of all, I know next to nothing about computers and wouldn't have them if I didn't need them for college work. Because of that, I don't know what information you might need to know - so I'm just going to put everything I can think of!

I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop that I have had for several years. Around Christmas time the hard drive died and I had to get it replaced. That all went fine except for the fact that I'm from England (where I bought the computer) and at that point I was on in Canada. Obviously I didn't think to bring my windows disks with me. And I wasn't going back to England any time soon. The tech guy who replaced my hard drive told me it was no problem and put Linux on the laptop so I could use it until I could get my windows disks. Or I could just keep using Linux.

As I was traveling around, I didn't have an address to get anyone to send my disks to me until a month ago, when I settled in Mexico for a while. My father bought me new Windows 7 disks from the US as they would get to me quicker.
I managed to figure out how to partition my drive and everything so that I was able to install windows without removing Linux (as I couldn't find out how to do it any other way. No one seemed to understand why I would want to remove Linux!). Everything installed correctly except for the fact I wasn't able to get online to activate it. I typed in the wi... Read more

A:Windows 7 Professional Product Key Invalid for Activation

This might seem roundabout but doing a System Restore to a point within the 30 day limit would work to allow you to activate. Wherever you are, it might pay to just pay the heavy toll to call MS to activate and some 3rd party phone services offer cheap rates if you have access to any phone.

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Hi I really need help I had windows vista I took my Dell Inspiron 1720 to a computer shop to have them install windows 7 well instead he said windows 10 would be much better and he also added 1 more RAM of memory ever since my computer is really slow
and shuts down and a blue screen pops up stating files are corrupt well online I had purchased windows 7 professional I never even got the chance to download it and I also received the product key all I am trying to do is install windows 7 professional and
I don't know where to go download it and I need help can some pls help me out

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Hi I really need help I had windows vista I took my Dell Inspiron 1720 to a computer shop to have them install windows 7 well instead he said windows 10 would be much better and he also added 1 more RAM of memory ever since my computer is really slow
and shuts down and a blue screen pops up stating files are corrupt well online I had purchased windows 7 professional I never even got the chance to download it and I also received the product key all I am trying to do is install windows 7 professional and
I don't know where to go download it and I need help can some pls help me out

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I am reloading microsoft office and it is installed but when I go to click on one of the items eg. word , it ask for the product key which I type in exactly on cover but it still tells me that this is not my product key. I am wondering when I installed it if I incorrectly put the wrong number. Will it have accepted the incorrect number when initially installed> Please help

A:not recognizing the product key for office professional edition 2003

First thing I would try is to uninstall/reinstall it, if that fails, phone M$ - they should be able to fix you up

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Windows 10 crashed while updating OS because the power went out. The drive will no longer boot up.

I have connected the problem hard drive to another PC's USB port so I can see my files. I am now able to view all of the files.

I will be formatting the problem hard drive, installing Windows 7, then upgrading back to Windows 10. I have my Windows 7 CD but have misplaced the Product Key Code. I would also like to find the Product Key Code for Windows 7, now upgraded to Windows 10 that's NOT Working.

A:How to find Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Product Key

Use one of many keyfinders which you can download from the web.

Showkey Plus



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I am getting "Microsoft Office Professional 2010 cannot verify the license for this product. You should repair the Office program by using Control Panel." error this morning after booting up the system.

There was a MSFT update that ran last night, and I'm suspicious of it being the trigger of the error.

I have tried the "repair" option for MSO 2010, and have also re-entered the "key", to no avail.

Has anyone else had this problem? Any other ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3493 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 401466 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DH61BE
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Business Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

A:Microsoft Office Professional 2010 cannot verify the license for this product ERROR

Hi there, welcome to the board!

Have you tried uninstalling the update? Do so from the Control Panel. There's a button which will toggle showing updates. I'm not aware of any updates which will do this though. I'd start there, maybe trying to open in safe mode, but that seems like a stretch.

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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


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

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

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

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

Good luck!

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I bought a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk at retail and want to use it to upgrade a new computer that has Win 7 Home Professional installed. The installation stopped and I was directed to use Windows Anytime Upgrade to do the job. Microsoft expects me to purchase a key in order to perform the upgrade. Can I ignore this and use the disk I have? If so, what's the procedure?

A:Upgrade Win 7 home prem to professional using upgrade disk


You should be able to use Anytime Upgrade to do that...just give it the product key on the Upgrade package.

You will not be able to do an in-place upgrade from the disc, to the best of my knowledge.

If you would prefer to do a clean install, try this tutorial: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Thanks in advance for your help.

I have other posts on my VISTA reinstall problems but I'll make it short to say I had to reinstall my OS. Knowing I had to reinstall Office, I also installed Works 9.0 that came with computer (Dell). Now, that is exactly what was installed before when I installed the Office 2007 just fine the first time (pre-reinstall of VISTA).

However, now when I go to install Office, it tells me it can't find a required upgrade product. On the box Works 9 is listed as an eligible product and that is what I have installed. It gives me an option to browse to the folder where it is installed but I've tried and don't quite know where to point it to find what it wants. Works seems to be in many folders.

Does anyone know what I can do? I don't have internet on that specific computer right now because of the VISTA reinstall issues (see other post) has created an issue with all the network drivers.

A:Can't install Office Upgrade...Why? I have listed upgrade product.

Have you started up your copy of Works to see if it functions?

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

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

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I just got my Acer Aspire One.
It has 1 G Ram and 160 GB HD.
Came wit Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I want to upgrade to XP Professional.
I purchased an upgrade CD (XP Pro SP2).
When I tried to install the upgrade, it did not recognize as an upgradable version (also said it was an earlier version on the CD - SP2 insted of SP3).
I need the networking capabilities of the XP Professional (that I do't have with the XP Home that came pre-installed)
I am unable to install the upgrade for XP professional and wondering if anybody could help

A:Upgrade to XP Professional

If Sp2 is installed then a standard Xp installation disc cannot see it. So if you have Sp3 then Sp2 cannot see it. Xp Sp2 works with either Home or Pro. So you need Xp pro installed prior to Sp2.

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Currently I've got HP 64, I dunno If the features would be worth it for me. But one thing I do like is that gpedit.msc is included in Professional and above.

Should I fork out $130 for the upgrade ?

And what would be the main difference between Professional and Ultimate ?


A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

Here is the comparison of the editionsWhich one is right for you? - Microsoft Windows


Compare Windows 7 Editions
No one, but you can answer the question is it worth the money.

I will say that for most Home Premium is more than enough, except in special situations.

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I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?

A:xp professional upgrade


Originally Posted by metalic

I tried to upgrade over Windows Me. It wouldn't load. I had to delete partiton and add xp pro upgradew/service pack 2. Now it is asking for xp pro w/service pack 1. I don't have xp pro w/service pack 1. What can i do?

you can uninstall service pack 2 from add and remove programs, if that helps.

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I just bought a Dell XPS 8300 that came with Windows7 Home Premium. There is a chance I will need to upgrade to Professional. Is there any issues upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows? I have the reinstall disc that came with the PC.

Side note... if I were to upgrade to Professional, and then some point down the line have to reformat my drive, would I be able to use my Dell disc with Home Premium and then use my upgrade to Professional again? Or would I have to buy it again?

A:Upgrade to Windows7 Professional from OEM?

If you are a lay user like I am then Windows 7 Home Premium is just about as good as Windows 7 Pro in my opinion. I just wasted money by going for Pro instead of Home Premium.

That said, there should generally be no issue upgrading from a Dell loaded version of Windows.

Also you can always reformat and revert back to Home Premium by using the Dell disc. But better still, please just make an image of the C drive with the Home Premium and then you can revert back to it in a jiffy. There are excellent tutorials on this Forum that teach you how to image if you are not already versed in creating and restoring them.

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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?

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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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?


A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

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

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Where or how do I purchase a Window Professional product key to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium?

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I hope this is the correct forum to post

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

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

Thank you in advance, Wally

A:Upgrade from Home to Professional

If it is an upgrade DVD the rule is on one computer only, so yes. I will get you the tutorial showing how.

Do a clean install, but only on one computer at a time

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

You must format if the platform is different 32 v 64

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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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Hi, I want to upgrade my Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits to Windows 7 Professional 64bits, I want to do it with "windows anytime upgrade". My question is: can i upgrade in 64 bits system? or is it only for 32bits system? And finally, I'm gonna do it in a new computer (no software installed), I need anything in special for make an anytame upgrade?

P.s: i'm asking this because I want to be sure before buying a key.

Thank you very much!

A:Can I upgrade to Professional version?

Yes you can use anytime upgrade to upgrade 64 bits to 64 bits.

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I have successfully upgraded to SP2 on 2 PCs but the third has failed twice. Each time it kept rebooting. Recovering back to SP1 the first time was relatively easy; the second time was a nightmare. Neither System Restore nor Norton's GoBack Personal Edition provided usable recovery points. I'm now back using SP1 again and loathe to make another upgrade attempt without understanding why the first two failed. Should I have disabled/unloaded some of the system processes first?

Any ideas on how to make the third attempt successful?

A:XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

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

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

1. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321645&Product=winxp

2. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292607

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

The second article says 'Microsoft does not support upgrading Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to Windows XP Professional without SP1'. So I tried uninstalling my XP SP1a, rebooted the machine, and tried continuing with the upgrade - and yup, you guessed it - no luck here either!
What I need to know is this:
- Can I still upgrade? How do I do this?
- Every time I now rebot my laptop, I see two options before the OS loads up, one is to load the Windows XP Professional Setup, and the other is the Windows XP Home. The lap... Read more

A:Not able to upgrade XP Home to Professional!

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

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

A:Upgrade for XP Home to Professional

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

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

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

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

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I ran a program last night to help me determine whether or not I would want to upgrade to Windows XP. The results are shown below.

After running this program, I went to Wal-Mart and bought XP Professional, but haven't tried to install it yet. First, I decided to show the program results to my nephew today and he told me that I should be concerned about the possibility of an incompatibility issue with my Hard disk controllers -- that Hard disk control is usually an integrated part of the motherboard. Also, he said I should find out the brand name of my Hard drive. [By the way, I have no idea what is meant by Sony USB Device Driver (not currently present)].

Aside from this one possibility, I don't think I should have any major problems during upgrade, but if anyone sees anything else potentially troubling here, please let me know.

I'm pretty sure that I'll at least have to uninstall and then reinstall Norton Utilities. (Or perhaps I'd be better off with just an AV program.) I'm figuring that I shouldn't have any problems with my monitor, printer, and scanner, and that, if necessary, I can just update or reinstall other programs such as IrfanView and AOL Instant Messenger, as well as Creative Labs SoundBlaster Accessories. I'm not really sure what, if anything, I should do about Java Plug-in 1.3.1.

Once again, if anyone sees any potentially serious upgrade problems here, would you please tell me.

Thank you,

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A:XP Professional upgrade information

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

A:Use Win 7 Professional Iso upgrade on Vista Home?

If you have a Windows 7 install disc, it will upgrade your system to whatever your Windows 7 key is for. So if the key is for Professional, you'll get professional, if it's for Home Premium, you'll get that.

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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


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 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?


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

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
TechNet Community Support

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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.

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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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?



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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).



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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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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 just upgraded to Windows 7 Professional from Home Premium, but the resource usage appears to have increased dramatically even when I'm not doing anything (normal background activity), so I was wondering whether this is normal or if there is something I could/should tweak, or whether a clean install of professional would do the trick.


A:Upgrade or clean install to W7 Professional?

If you used Anytime Upgrade then it's the same exact OS with just a few extra hidden features unlocked.

But of course if this is an HP preinstall then you already have the worst load of crapware and duplicate utilties in the industry. No tech enthusiast would run such an install.

If you have a full or Upgrade version of Pro then you can of course boot it to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

Otherwise I'd reinstall Home Premium and immediately Anytime UPgrade again to Pro, set it up and then capture an image to use in place of Recovery going forward.

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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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