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Windows 7 Home to Pro

I just bought a laptop and it came with win7 home can i use the win7 pro disc to upgrade or do i need a specific upgrade disc?
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  1. Best answer
    You can do an in-place upgrade with "Windows Any Time Upgrade" (Start> search for "Windows Any Time"). Just activate it using the Pro key.
  2. Oh great! let me try that out right now.
  3. That worked. Thanks Shadow.
  4. ^ Excellent. Just curious, why did you upgrade to Pro? Not many people need the feature in Pro.
  5. Shadow703793 said:
    ^ Excellent. Just curious, why did you upgrade to Pro? Not many people need the feature in Pro.


    Scuse me for jumping in uninvited... :D

    Just as an example, I went for Pro over Home Premium since I wanted XP mode. Thus far I haven't had a need for it, but you never know.
  6. I shall jump in myself, I did the upgrade from Home Premium to Pro because I needed the remote desktop tools and functionality.
  7. Shadow703793 said:
    You can do an in-place upgrade with "Windows Any Time Upgrade" (Start> search for "Windows Any Time"). Just activate it using the Pro key.

    ^+1
  8. Herr_Koos said:
    Scuse me for jumping in uninvited... :D

    Just as an example, I went for Pro over Home Premium since I wanted XP mode. Thus far I haven't had a need for it, but you never know.

    ^+1
  9. Snipergod87 said:
    I shall jump in myself, I did the upgrade from Home Premium to Pro because I needed the remote desktop tools and functionality.

    ^+1
  10. Herr_Koos said:
    Scuse me for jumping in uninvited... :D

    Just as an example, I went for Pro over Home Premium since I wanted XP mode. Thus far I haven't had a need for it, but you never know.

    True, but you can always run it via VM (ie VirtualBox,etc). If you have software that doesn't run correctly on Win 7, you are better off getting new/upgraded software.

    I went with Pro because I got it free via MSDNAA and MSDN and the school book store only sells Pro for $50-60 (or so, cant remember exact cost, but it was less than $110) :D .

    If you are a student: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/windows/buynow/default.aspx
  11. Herr_Koos said:
    Scuse me for jumping in uninvited... :D

    Just as an example, I went for Pro over Home Premium since I wanted XP mode. Thus far I haven't had a need for it, but you never know.


    same here but i just use VMware.
  12. Fair enough. I just went with XP Mode because it integrates so well with the rest of the OS. Running XP and 7 applications side-by-side is extremely cool.
  13. Shadow703793 said:
    ^ Excellent. Just curious, why did you upgrade to Pro? Not many people need the feature in Pro.



    The new 3dsmax requires win7 Pro that's the only reason.
  14. Best answer selected by tfizzle.
  15. tfizzle said:
    The new 3dsmax requires win7 Pro that's the only reason.

    Good to know. Currently running 3DS 2010.
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