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Switching Win7 version without loosing data

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August 21, 2013 10:32:33 AM

So I was temporarily using Win7 Ultimate that was a not so registered version for several months and have a lot of programs on the HD. I just recently got a Win 7 pro installation disk and Key. Is there any good way to re-install/switch to the Win7 pro without formatting or deleting the programs and data I already have on my drive?

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August 21, 2013 10:52:45 AM

Unfortunately there is no way to downgrade the Windows version. Only upgrades.

Backup your data and program data needed (Bookmarks, game settings, program settings, etc...)

You must perform a fresh install with Win 7 Pro.
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August 21, 2013 11:23:37 AM
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September 10, 2013 9:50:57 AM

I followed the directions and performed an "upgrade" When I try to enter the Key it tells me that this key is not not the correct key for this version of Windows 7. But this is a win 7 pro key. Are there any issues with upgrades reading the key wrong vs a clean install?
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