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XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

Q: XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

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?

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Preferred Solution: XP Professional SP2 Upgrade Grief

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You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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We have a Satellite Pro A300-2C4 (purchased 23/11/09) which came with Vista Business 32Bit installed but was downgraded (using disk provided) to Windows XP because of business network requirements.

When Windows 7 became available I purchased the Windows 7 upgrade DVD that Toshiba were offering so that if the Business decided to upgrade to the new operating system we could do so on this laptop.

This is what I have recently tried to do to discover it cannot be done as the DVD is for Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro upgrade.What is the best way to do the upgrade without having to purchase another upgrade disk. I do have a set of Recovery Discs for another Toshiba SatellitePro A300-2C4 which was purchased about 2 months before this one; these were created using the Toshiba Recovery software before any changes were made on the laprop. Would I be able to recover the system to its Windows Vista state using these discs and then use the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD to do the upgarde?

Any suggestions or recommendations would be greatly received.

A:Re: Satellite Pro A300-2C4 'Windows 7 Professional Upgrade DVD' to upgrade

Hi TKG

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

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

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

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

Good luck!

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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

Welcome!

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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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 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 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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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

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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?




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

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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 ?

JordanJP

A:Should I upgrade to Win 7 Professional ?

Welcome Jordan

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

and

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 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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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

Thanks

Melloorr

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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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
(also: http://209.167.114.38/support/TechSupport/TSBs/ALL/-TSB000754.htm)

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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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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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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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,
Bill

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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?
Thanks
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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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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Hi all,

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

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

Thanks
doof

A:Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional

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

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

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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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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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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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Looking for info on how to upgrade from Win7 Home to Win7 Professional. The info I could find related to this at Microsoft either did not apply or did not work. Here's what I am trying to do:

My PC is a home build with Windows 7 Home OEM. I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional to have more control over user accounts and access to drives and programs.

I attempted to use Anytime Upgrade, but received message that this wasn't available - reason was not clear. All attempts to follow links to MS site resulted in options for upgrading to Windows 8/8.1.

I have not been able to find a way to purchase Home to Professional upgrade.

My question is, which options do I have, and which is the best/easiest/least expensive to use:

1) Purchase Win7 Professional OEM and do a clean install (or upgrade)

2) Purchase Win7 Professional Retail and do a clean install (or upgrade)

Would appreciate any help.
 

A:Upgrade from Win7 Home to Professional

The Anytime Upgrade option would normally require you to purchase the 7 Pro upgrade (only or at a retailer) and then provide the product key from that package.

The 7Pro upgrade is becoming more difficult to find.

The OEM package is and will be available for quite some time, and *MAYBE* you can use it for an upgrade rather than a full clean reinstall. If it fails, you can always use the weekend to wipe-and-install it.
 

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

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

thanks!
 

A:Windows XP Professional Upgrade Problem

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

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

A:Upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 Professional?

Hello vampirevet, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Am i able to upgrade my Windows XP Home OEM to a Professional (OEM & RETAIL)

I haven't got the actual XP Home CD because my pc is a store purchase where it comes with those 4 CD Recovery CD's which is a pain. I was wondering if i could purchase a XP Pro Upgrade pack as they are only $249. sometimes you get damaged files in windows and you can't insert the windows cd and repair windows. i don't think i can upgrade to another home.

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Hi,

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

What could be the issue?

Many thanks in advance.

Regards,

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

Do a clean install, not an upgrade

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

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Hello,

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

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

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.

A:Windows 7 Professional Upgrade Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sward445


Hello,

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

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

Thanks, any and all help appreciated.


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

Someone can post to the contrary if not

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I 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

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

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

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

A:Upgrade Windows 7 Professional to Ultimate

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

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

see the following for upgrade paths...

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

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I have purchased a Sony Vaio Z11 in Shanghai. It comes with Windows 7 professional chinese language pack installed. I am keen to have english as the default language. I do not want to loose pre-installed sony drivers and applications so I feel an upgrade to windows 7 ultimate is better than a clean install of a english version of windows 7. Unfortunately upgrade anytime is not available in China, and there is no upgrade packs you can buy which will upgrade you from professional to ultimate. However, I will return to Australia soon, I understand upgrade anytime is available online in Australia. Will it possible then to take my Vaio to Australia and purchase a license code through upgrade any time for ultimate upgrade ???

A:upgrade from professional chinese to ultimate

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cardio78


I have purchased a Sony Vaio Z11 in Shanghai. It comes with Windows 7 professional chinese language pack installed. I am keen to have english as the default language. I do not want to loose pre-installed sony drivers and applications so I feel an upgrade to windows 7 ultimate is better than a clean install of a english version of windows 7. Unfortunately upgrade anytime is not available in China, and there is no upgrade packs you can buy which will upgrade you from professional to ultimate. However, I will return to Australia soon, I understand upgrade anytime is available online in Australia. Will it possible then to take my Vaio to Australia and purchase a license code through upgrade any time for ultimate upgrade ???


I believe you cant upgrade from one language to another just be upgrading from Pro to ultimate. Check MS for upgrade anytime paths.

Ken

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

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

A:Windows 7 Professional to Enterprise Upgrade

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

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.

Thanks,
Tom

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

Thankx

sarahjac
 

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Hi,

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

A:Windows xp professional upgrade gets stuck on reboot

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Recently a user has requested to use MS Access so we have purchased an office 2013 pro plus license. The existing office using is already office 2013 standard.

I can only search an article on how to perform the upgrade for office 2010 and 2007.

Deploy different Office 2010 suites
Deploy different Microsoft Office 2007 suites (step-by-step)

May I know if this also applies to office 2013?

Also, if I follow the steps "Uninstall-Install", will it delete Outlook's archive files / user profile?

Appreciate for any helps.

A:Upgrade office 2013 from Standard to Professional Plus

As far as I know you should be OK. Outlook stores most details in the Outlook Files, which on my computer are stored in my Documents directory.
Just to be safe copy your Outlook Files to a thumb drive or similar. Also make a note of all you email setting that are found in Outlook under File & then Info & click on Account Settings & make a note of all the settings.

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

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

What kind of errors are you looking for?

You could check the event log, I suppose.

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

-Coolfreak

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Hello,
We are thinking on deploying tablets on my company for production purposes. As the usage is pretty lighweight, such as read pdf files and images, we are not willing to buy high-end tablets but about 300-500$ price. Oir first choice will be Windows so we
are able to join it to the domain but all the mid-range tablet I saw come with 8.1 Home Edition.  I was thinking on buying it and also the Windows pro upgrade. Do you know if it works properly or have you tried yourself? My concern is that after the upgrade
it becomes unusable and also that we could lost the guarantee for such change.  The tablet I was looking for have 2GB RAM and a Intel Atom Z3735F CPU.

Thanks!

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Hello everyone! I will start by saying I know zip about this and please don't pull your hair out while reading this--I would feel very bad... Ok, I have a laptop running Vista. It suddenly 'quit' one day--I started it up and it would do nothing but give me options to 'redo' (sorry this is my term, obviously!). I chose the option to 'redo' that said I would have to reinstall all software that did not come with the computer. After all this I was able to find all my pics, documents and music that I had on the computer. I found all of it in the BACKUP file (I know that's obvious!). Anyway, got all my other software installed and then tried to install the office professional and it tells me that since it is an upgrade I must have another version to install this. Well, no I'm worried. I thought I would be able to find the old version of office in my BACKUP but I've been unable to. So this leads me to believe that it got deleted? Also, this laptop was bought used (tho' it is not very old). So, my question--is the previous version in my BACKUP somewhere and I just can't find it? Or is it on the CD that came w/ the 'puter? If so, how do I find it? Thank you all for reading this and I hope that you all still have your hair!
Jaci

A:Can't Reinstall Office Professional 2007 Upgrade

Hi Curlygirl, welcome to BC. To install Office 07 Pro (not pro plus) from an upgrade disk, you must have one of the qualifying products in the quote below:Microsoft Works 6.0?10; Microsoft Works suite 2000?2006 or later; any 2000?2007 Microsoft Office program or suite; any Microsoft Office XP suite except Office XP Student and Teacher.In most cases you only need to provide the cd and point the installer to it. The actual qualifying program doesn't necessarily have to be installed.Also, this laptop was bought used (tho' it is not very old). So, my question--is the previous version in my BACKUP somewhere and I just can't find it? Or is it on the CD that came w/ the 'puter?If it were anywhere, it would have most likely been on a seperate cd that was supplied with the system, though even that would be highly doubtful.Couple quick questions to be of any more help:1. If you have no cd, what method did you use to "redo" your system?2. What is the make and model of your laptop?

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

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

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

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


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


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

Thanks in advance for all the support could be provided.

Regards,
GP

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

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

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

A:Download Windows 7 Professional x64 Upgrade media

  
Quote: Originally Posted by clcrutch


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


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

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

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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

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