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upgrade from win 7 home to win 7 pro on a dell

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My system currently has windows 7 home and I need to upgrade to 7 pro.

I have the dell wiwn 7 pro reinstallation disk. Can I do an inplace upgrade with out having to reinstall all my software.
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All you need to do is go to Start, All Programs, Anytime Upgrade and enter your Pro product key ... 10 minutes later, you'll be running Professional.
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with dell reinstall disk there is no label on the side of the machine.. the disk understands that its a dell machine and just does it.
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I'm not sure I understand what you're saying.  Using the Anytime Upgrade, all you need is your Windows 7 Professional product key.

The system you want to upgrade to Professional ... did it come with Home Premium installed from Dell (or some other OEM)?  If so, you cannot use a Dell reinstallation Professional DVD to upgrade it, as you don't have the license/product key for it.

If you purchased an upgrade, then it will have a product key, which you can use to upgrade as I have described.
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