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Upgrade Vista Ultimate to Wndows 7 Exterprise

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is there any work around to upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Wndows 7 Enterprise.

Please advise and thanks !
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Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise are totally same versions of Windows 7.

Windows 7 Ultimate is available as a retail product, unlike Windows 7 Enterprise only trough Software Assurance.

You wouldn't get anything with this upgrade.
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UPS, my bad, just have seen the question properly.
Anyway, I don't think you'' be able to do that.
You can use windows easy transfer to transfer your users profiles and data to fresh Windows 7 installation.
Anyway, fresh installation is always better than an upgrade.
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nimatejic is correct there is only one supported in-place upgrade from Vista Ultimate which is to Windows 7 Ultimate.
No workarounds
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by:Shakthi777
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tnx for the comments,

can we do this upgrading using a trial copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and finally upgrade it to Windows 7 Enterprise ??? (Problem is I have only Win 7 Enterprise licenses)
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You can not upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 7 Enterprise.
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An easy test would be to install Win7 Ultimate (without activating) and then change the license key to use your Win7 Enterprise key.   If that works and you can activate it, then you'll know.
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If you are going for a clean install that might work because the activation code will determine the installation.  But for an in-place upgrade you'll need to put an Ultimate key in first.
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tnx !
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