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Upgrade from home premium to Professional

Q: Upgrade from home premium to Professional

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?

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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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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

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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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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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I currently have home premium but want to upgrade to professional or ultimate. I have tried to get an activation key so I can use "anytime" but it does not seem to exist. I am trying to avoid backing up prior to upgrade as I am not a computer wiz. Can you please advise what is the best course of action. Thank you

A:upgrade from home premium to Professional or Ultimate

What extra features of professional/ultimate do you want? Backing up a system disk is always a good thing to do regulary.

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Hi all,

Just wondering if i need to do a clean install if upgrading from 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional 64 bits? Or am i able to just upgrade? Will it affect the current softwares on my PC and do i need to reinstall them? Thanks all!

A:Upgrade from Win 7 Home Premium to Professional 64 bits

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

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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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My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.

A:Win7 Professional Student upgrade from XP Home Premium?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt


My old computer has Windows xp home premium.

I bought the student upgrade to Win 7 Pro. I got the download and I paid for the DVD.

Shoud I wait for the DVD? Or will the download work okay? I don't care if it reformats my hard drive.


So long as the download is on another partition you should be ok

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Can I not go to a site and do a simple upgrade from home premium to professional and pay accordingly?
It appears I cannot unless I pay approx. ?330 for a new OS.

The problem I have got I recently upgraded my RAM from 12gb to 32gb, apparently the Home premium will only use 16gb. Is this correct? professional will run 32gb!!!!!

Help would be appreciated. Thank you

A:upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to windows 7 professional

The Microsoft "anytime upgrade" for Windows 7 has been discontinued. You will, apparently, have to buy a new version. However, there may still be "OEM" versions available and they are less than the full versions. The only difference is the OEM can only be used on the PC it is first installed, just like the original "OEM" version that came with your Dell.

What are doing or going to do that will require that much memory? I have 16GB installed on my recording studio PC and have never used over 7GB of RAM.

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

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

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

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

Press windows and pause/break keys together.

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

Put your new Professional key in.

Then Activate.

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Hello Guys

First of all, Please move this to right section if this doesn't belongs here Thanks.

I would like to ask about my HP G62-340US with Pre-Installed with Windows 7 Home Premium and
I also have a Windows 7 Professional Legit Key installed on other machine.
Now, my other machine with Win7Pro is, I didn't use it anymore, and formatted the drive few months back.

Is it Okay If I upgrade my HP G62-340US with Win7 Home Premium to Windows 7 PRO using the same key that I used before on my OLD machine that was not available anymore?

any help would be appreciated. thank you.

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 7 Professional from OLD PC

Hi netbox,

The answer to your question is "it depends" (helpful I know)

Basically, if your old machine came with Windows 7 Professional pre-installed then it is probably an OEM copy. This means that the license is locked to that machine and that machine only and can't be transferred.

However, if it is a retail copy. That is, you went out and bought the disk, and it didn't come pre-installed then it should be fine. Although Windows may ask you to call Microsoft for activation, just so you can tell them that it isn't in use any more. Here's a tutorial: Upgrade Install with Windows 7

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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:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Hi all,

I have a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium license. Home Premium was installed on this machine over a year ago. This morning, upon booting, I was informed that my installation of Windows was not genuine (black screen, Build 7601 message, etc). I went to re-enter my product key and noticed that the one I was seeing on screen was one I'd never seen before (had an OEM in the middle of it). I also noticed that instead of Home Premium, I now have Windows 7 Professional. I had tried about 2 months ago to do an anytime upgrade from HP -> Pro but they had been discontinued. I don't really remember what I tried then but perhaps I borked something?

Goal: Working Windows 7 Home Premium using the key (paid for by me - from microsoftstore.com) that was, until recently, working just fine.

Advice appreciated.

Macca.


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Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DD6WM-GHDG2-Y8M37
Windows Product Key Hash: NgyVvjf4w7YgSVHrjuWBUTC51KE=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00205
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {EFC03BEE-B78B-4E57-B513-721F1B7C5FB7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
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LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009... Read more

A:Spontaneous change from Home Premium to Professional.

Unfortunately, the only way to get back to Home Premium once you have Pro installed, is a full clean install.

The installed Key is an OEM_SLP Key for a Fujitsu machine - yours appears to be either a home-build or a custom-build from a small manufacturer, in which case this is the reason for the immediate notification, as your motherboard doesn't have the required SLIC table to support this type of Key under any circumstances.

Sorry - but a reformat and reinstall is the only option.

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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 performed an Anytime Upgrade to Professional from Home Premium because I wanted to use XP Mode. But the XP Mode, which was the only reason I wanted the Upgrade, won't work on my computer as it doesn't support virtualization.

Am I stuck with having to activate Professional or can I revert back to Home Premium?

My Home Premium is a full retail version which I had activated prior to the Anytime Upgrade to Professional.

A:Revert back to Home Premium from Professional

Hello Hopsteiner, welcome to Seven Forums!



If you entered the 'upgrade' key when you ran the upgrade to Pro I believe that nullifies the previous key making it no longer possible to use to activate Windows.

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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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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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I just purchased a new PC (two days ago) that came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. I promptly purchased the "Home Premium to Professional" upgrade which is nothing more than a Key to be used with "Anytime Upgrade".

The new PC is also preloaded with quite a bit of junk that I would like to remove via a fresh install. What are my options? I have no install media, two keys (one Home Premium and one Professional Upgrade). What is my best course of action? (expert level computer user)

I should also state that the current state of the machine is 7 professional via the "Anytime Upgrade".

I greatly appreciate any assistance.

A:Home Premium to Professional By Clean Install

  
Quote: Originally Posted by extracalled


I just purchased a new PC (two days ago) that came preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium. I promptly purchased the "Home Premium to Professional" upgrade which is nothing more than a Key to be used with "Anytime Upgrade".

The new PC is also preloaded with quite a bit of junk that I would like to remove via a fresh install. What are my options? I have no install media, two keys (one Home Premium and one Professional Upgrade). What is my best course of action? (expert level computer user)

I should also state that the current state of the machine is 7 professional via the "Anytime Upgrade".

I greatly appreciate any assistance.



Without media your options are limited. I would look on microsoft, and google it. You might find a source.

Ken

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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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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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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 am about to build a new desktop, and am going to install Windows 7 Professional. My current computer uses Home Premium. What I want to know is is it possible to use a system image from Windows 7 Home Premium as a restore point for Windows 7 Professional to easily carry my programs, desktop, start menu and other files to my new computer. If not, or if it's simpler, is there another way to get the same result? Thanks in advance

A:Getting Professional, want to use system restore from home premium

I think there's enough difference between Home Premium and Professional to not take a chance with transferring anything other than your personal data. And it would be best to install your additional programs since it's a different OS.

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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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I downloaded Windows 7 professional and WIPED my vista home files into a catch-all file called old.windows.

I am seriously considering reinstalling vista but windows 7 will take old.windows with it.

Spare me commentary on what an idiot I am for not installing windows 7 home Primium.

Is there any way back up the rabbit hole?

A:vista home premium doesnt like W7 professional

Not sure I understand the Question.

Do you have a Vista install dvd?

Do you want to reinstall Vista from the Windows.old folder?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933168

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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?

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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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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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So I'm really confused on this and have searched around but still have yet to find anything.

I am in the process of completing my first PC build (yay) and want to install Windows 7 Professional on it. The thing is, I already have Win7 Professional on my laptop, and I planned to transfer the license from the laptop to the desktop. The problem is, I cannot find my professional installation CD ANYWHERE. I looked all around and it just...isn't there. Both my dad and brother even said they never remembered seeing a professional CD anywhere (but I'm sure I had it...). Anyway, what I did find was a Windows 7 Home Premium UPGRADE CD.

So can I just use that home premium upgrade CD on the new PC, and then use the professional activation key? I'm a bit confused because I read that upgrade CDs must be used on vista/xp systems, but since my build is completely fresh, theres nothing on it.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Can you activate Home Premium with Professional code?

You can turn your Home Premium disk into a universal disk for any version:

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

Keep in mind that the key must match the version you install.

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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 
 
THEre please help m to fix this issue.
 
 
 
how to change version w7 home premium to professional
 
Tried several ways even from windows anytime upgrade and all no luck.
 
Please give me some ideas

how to change version w7 home premium to professional

A:how to change version w7 home premium to professional

You'll need to buy a license key for Windows Professional, either a retail upgrade key or for the full version of Win7 Pro if you don't already have one. You can use the anytime upgrade with the new license key. Also, you need to ensure you upgrading 32-bit to 32-bit, or 64-bit to 64-bit, otherwise it won't work.

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I bought a new laptop, and it came with a 5400rpm HDD with Home Premium x64. I have an SSD I would like to install, and need to install windows 7. I have a Windows 7 professional x64 disc, but I'm using it on my brothers laptop.

Can I use that disc to install windows 7, and just use the key found on the label on the bottom of this laptop? Or does the cd have to be a home premium cd?

I have an ultimate CD also, but it's being used on my main computer.

A:installing home premium from a professional disc?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hondajt


I bought a new laptop, and it came with a 5400rpm HDD with Home Premium x64. I have an SSD I would like to install, and need to install windows 7. I have a Windows 7 professional x64 disc, but I'm using it on my brothers laptop.

Can I use that disc to install windows 7, and just use the key found on the label on the bottom of this laptop? Or does the cd have to be a home premium cd?

I have an ultimate CD also, but it's being used on my main computer.


You could make a universal disc and just install the home premium from that,

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create

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