upgrade windows 7 home premium to windows 7 pro
Posted on 2014-02-16
I am trying to upgrade my laptop from windows 7 home premium to windows 7 professional because i need my laptop to logon to a domain at another place of work which is running windows server 2008 r2.
I have downloaded an iso file from digitalriver and was hoping to upgrade this way, albeit on a trial period and then purchase a serial key in a week or so. (i need the laptop upgraded by Monday night UK time at the latest)
When i ran the install disc i burnt from the iso i received the following msg and install was cancelled.
""To upgrade from one edition of Windows 7 to another edition of Windows 7, use Windows Anytime Upgrade. Cancel the upgrade, open the Start menu, and search for Windows Anytime Upgrade""
However, when i try to use Windows Anytime Upgrade it says it is not available in my country or region.
Can anyone advise me where i can download an upgrade that will work?
I have looked on ebay (at reputable s/w sellers) but delivery dates are tuesday at the earliest. And i am fearful that the install disk will give the same error as above.
I do not wish to do a custom/complete install as i will loose to many other programs that i havent got the discs for any longer.