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With Anytime Upgrade am I required to reinstall the OS?

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I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.  I'm to understand that I can perform an Anytime Upgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64bit.  Can I do this without having to reinstall my system?  Thanks in advance.
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As the name suggests - it is an Upgrade, not a rebuild.

All you need to do is buy the right upgrade, enter the key into the Anytime Upgrade window and Windows will upgrade your version of Windows accordingly.

Once rebooted, you will be on the upgraded version - no rebuild required.

Some useful reading:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows7/products/windows-anytime-upgrade
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Thank you.  I needed to make sure before getting to that point and finding out otherwise.
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Better to know before you start than find out too late that it is the other way.

It's very painless and quite a simple process.  Hope it goes nice and smoothly for you.

Alan
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