upgrade from windows 7 pro to enterprise
Posted on 2009-12-20
I have a volume license agreement with Microsoft and just got a couple of laptops in that are already pre-installed with windows 7 professional. They are also loaded up with alot of data and already have several user profiles.
Rather than "wipe them clean" and use sccm to load up windows 7 enterprise, and have to mess around with researching and creating packages for each of the manufacturer's utilities, I would much rather just do an "anytime upgrade" from windows 7 pro to windows 7 enterprise.
Microsoft tells me there is no way to do this short of wiping the laptops and deploying an image with windows 7 enterprise, but this is exactly what I would prefer to avoid.
Does anyone know of any way, or even a 3rd party utility, that will simply allow me to insert the windows 7 enterprise media, do an anytime upgrade from windows 7 pro to windows 7 enterprise?
I would prefer if there is a quick and easy way to upgrade from windows 7 pro to windows 7 enterprise without having to wipe and reload, or wipe and sccm it. I do not have time to deal with the user state migration tool and just want a quick way to go from windows 7 pro to windows 7 enterprise.
If anyone knows of a solution, I would greatly appreciate it.