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Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Pro

Last response: in Windows 7
February 23, 2010 8:52:00 PM

Can you do a complete install from Windows 7 Home to Windows 7 Pro without repartitioning the hard drive? Just simply moving from from Home Edition to Pro Edition.
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February 23, 2010 9:02:48 PM

Should be able to via the Anytime Upgrade... however if you're going from 32-bit to 64-bit (or vice versa), a clean install will be required. No partitioning required in either case.
February 23, 2010 9:22:40 PM

even if you do a clean install, your partitions should stay the same. you would only have to format the side with windows installed on it (if you do a clean install). if you have any Programs installed on your other partition, you might run into some problems launching them once you put on PRO. So to sum it up, Your DATA storage partition can be left untouched, and you can do a clean install on your WINDOWS boot partition side.
word of caution: if you can, back up your files just in case.
February 23, 2010 10:26:54 PM

Windows Anytime Upgrade is the best option for you.