Upgrade from Win7 Home Premium to Win7 Pro

Hi all,

My computer is running Win7 Home Premium, can i use Win7 Professional full version to upgrade my OS? i don't want to do a clean install.

Please advise!

Alino
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  1. alino1 said:
    Hi all,

    My computer is running Win7 Home Premium, can i use Win7 Professional full version to upgrade my OS? i don't want to do a clean install.

    Please advise!

    Alino


    I'm pretty sure you can download a digital upgrade for something like 30$ from Microsoft, and use microsoft upgrade.
  2. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows7/products/features/windows-anytime-upgrade
    As per above, it's automatic though it may cost $90 or so.

    *However, if you already have a disc then it's likely you can use that to upgrade.

    Do you ALREADY have a Windows 7 Pro disc?

    (I ask because it's a WASTE of money to buy one to upgrade your system, but it's very ODD that you would have one already.. )
  3. Yes i already have Win7 Pro disc
  4. alino1 said:
    Yes i already have Win7 Pro disc


    Okay, assuming your disc is:
    a) legal, and
    b) same bit version (i.e. 64-bit Pro upgrading 64-bit Premium)

    I'm guessing you can simply do this:
    1) Insert the DVD
    2) Follow the UPGRADE path

    *Basically it will allow you to upgrade or it won't. I could find NO information on people doing it this way. Unless you have a REASON to upgrade it might be better to just SELL the it while people still want Windows 7 Pro.

    Is this an OEM copy (cheaper packaging, will say "OEM" somewhere) or is it a full copy purchased in a store?
  5. austing said:
    alino1 said:
    Hi all,

    My computer is running Win7 Home Premium, can i use Win7 Professional full version to upgrade my OS? i don't want to do a clean install.

    Please advise!

    Alino


    I'm pretty sure you can download a digital upgrade for something like 30$ from Microsoft, and use microsoft upgrade.

    ...is that for the online Windows "Anytime" upgrade through Microsoft?

    Most of what I am seeing in online stores are prices anywhere from 139$ - 289$ for a Home Premium to Pro upgrade kit which are higher than either the full Win7Pro (which would require wiping the drive and performing a clean install) or Win8 update.
  6. kyotokid,
    Check the dates. This is dead.
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