Windows7 home to Windows 7 Pro

Posted on 2010-09-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a user who doesn't want to spend the $$$ to purchase equipment preloaded with Windows 7 Pro.  So, she wants laptops with Windows 7 Home with the intention of upgrading to Pro.

Is there a "simple" upgrade path without performing a complete reload and wasting 15 hours (5 laptops)?

Many Thanks
Question by:OnsiteSupport
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Expert Comment

ID: 33617161
I'm assuming your meaning Home Premium in which case you can perform an "Anytime Upgrade"

Expert Comment

ID: 33617170
Usually you need only the serial code (Microsoft Anytime Upgrade Serial), 10 minutes and is done to upgrade.

Hope this helps,

Author Comment

ID: 33617439
Neurom....I have a VLK for Windows 7 Pro.  Same path?

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Neurom earned 500 total points
ID: 33617480
Unfortunately not.

Volume License versions of Windows 7 do not support Anytime Upgrade. Also Windows 7 Professional volume license is an upgrade which requires that you have a qualifying OS such as Windows 7 Professional full package (retail) or Windows 7 Professional OEM, Windows Vista Business Full Package (retail or OEM), VL, Windows XP Professional (retail or OEM or VL).

Hope this helps,

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