troubleshooting Question

Win7 Home Premium and peer to peer network printing and upgrade to Win7 Pro?

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Windows XPMicrosoft Legacy OSWindows 7
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Friend has a small peer to peer network, mostly XP, one Win7 Pro, and one Win7 Home Premium. Win7 Home Premium can't print to the shared printers, it can see the other pc's and shared folders.

Should the Win7 Home Premium pc be able to print to the shared printers?

The Win7 Pro pc can print to the shared printers.

I've read that with Win7 all the features are installed, they're just not enabled.  And that when you upgrade your enabling\unlocking the features for the version of the o/s your upgrading too.  

He has a UPS app that has all the ship to addresses of his clients.  If we upgrade to Win7 Pro would this app be affected?
We'll backup or make an image before we upgrade.
How does the upgrade process work?  Can we simply purchase the license online for the Win7 Pro version and then register it with MS?

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