How to restore Windows 7 Home Premium?

Posted on 2010-01-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I just applied a Windows 7 upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate from Windows 7 Home Premium, but it seems not to get along with Microsoft. They say that this is software is for an upgrade but not for a clean installation. Well, the Windows 7 Home Premium came with the laptop I just recently bought and the upgrade I bought a couple of days ago and installed it.  While I a struggle with Microsoft or the vendor about this issue is there anyway I can restore my Windows 7 Home premium without re-installing everything?
Question by:Erwin Krisch
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    Accepted Solution

    unfortunately no, an upgrade is permanent.  

    Did you upgrade from 7 home, or did you do a full install?

    If you were looking to upgrade in-place, I believe you need to use the windows anytime upgrade option.

    You don't need that, but you should be able to use a retail bought Win7 ultimate upgrade just fine.
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    Expert Comment

    'but it seems not to get along with Microsoft' - what do you mean ?
    It wont activate ?

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    by:Erwin Krisch
    Yes, it says that the copy I bought is for upgrades, but not for clean installs.
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    Expert Comment

    But you had Windows 7 Home Premium so this copy IS for upgrade then.
    Did you not get the option when you run setup of upgrading ?

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