Solved

Can't upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate

Posted on 2010-09-19
5
1,122 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello experts,

I need to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. When I run the Windows 7 Ultimate setup.exe that I downloaded from my MSDN subscription, it says

"Windows 7 Home Premium cannot be upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate N. You can choose to install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate N instead, but this is different from an upgrade, and does not keep your files, settings, and programs. You’ll need to reinstall any programs using the original installation discs or files. To save your files before installing Windows, back them up to an external location such as a CD, DVD, or external hard drive. To install a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate N, click the Back button in the upper left-hand corner, and select “Custom (advanced)”.

Anyone know what to do? I'm hoping I don't have to purchase the upgrade through Windows Anytime Upgrade, because I've already purchased this software through the MSDN subscription.
Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:dpicco
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
celdridgeMadman earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
Is the version of Home Premium - Home Premium N? I don't think windows can upgrade from an non-N version to an N version as the N versions remove features. Do you have access to the normal Ultimate version through MSDN?
0
 
LVL 3

Assisted Solution

by:arweeks
arweeks earned 250 total points
Comment Utility
What if you run the windows anytime upgrade wizard and put in the ultimate key?  I upgraded some this way (though not to ultimate).
0
 
LVL 95

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
Comment Utility
The N version is for compliance with European laws.  Download the NON-N version and/or obtain an Non-N version key for Ultimate from MSDN and try upgrading with that.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:haildv
Comment Utility
Maybe, the license MSDN can't upgrade the windows software, you must promote your license, read more here:
http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Windows-7-Home-Premium-to-Ultimate/product/73C70758
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:gs121
Comment Utility
Are you trying to upgrade 32 bit os to 64 bit os?
That can't be done, new install required.
0

Featured Post

How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
- Increase transparency
- Onboard new hires faster
- Access from mobile/offline

Join & Write a Comment

Our Group Policy work started with Small Business Server in 2000. Microsoft gave us an excellent OU and GPO model in subsequent SBS editions that utilized WMI filters, OU linking, and VBS scripts. These are some of experiences plus our spending a lo…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now