[Answered] From Win 7 pro to Win 7 ulti

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ThomasMann, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    I brought a Fujitsu laptop with With Win 7 pro from Europe and want to install my Win 7 ulti on it.
    Is there anything particular that I need to watch? Will the drivers be the same as the installed ones?

    Thanks, M.E.
     
  2. sandy-bridge

    sandy-bridge MDL Member

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    Drivers will be the same, you can even use Anytime Upgrade to perform it, no need to reinstall.
     
  3. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    FYI: Since the SLIC isn't edition dependent, Windows Loader can be used to only install matching key and certificate for activation.
     
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  4. rayleigh_otter

    rayleigh_otter MDL Member

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    Pro can use kms, Ultimate cannot.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    But both can use the existing slic inside the bios, and the loader can install the appropriate oem:slp key and certificate and it will be genuinely activated (no bootloader installed).
     
  6. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Thank you, I might be back with another question in a few days....
     
  7. ThomasMann

    ThomasMann MDL Expert

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    Thank you all again, it all went a lot simpler than I would have ever dared imagine.

    Just as a simple test first I replaced the 64bit SSD from my just brought from Europe Fujitsu laptop and its Win 7 pro, with the SSD I had used in my 16 year old HP laptop until it died a few months ago. That four year old SSD was unchanged and had all my files and a 32bit Win 7 ulti still installed.
    I stuck it in, started the Fujitsu, watched several driver install operations, restarted and.... was surprised for the first time in "My Digital Life" that something I did to a computer actually worked better than I had expected. Updating from Win 7 pro to Win 7 ulti in less than 10 minutes....

    Thank you all for helping, and especially Daz. Without whose loader which I must be using for ten years by now, without whom the digital life of this life-time newbie would have been a lot more dreary, than it has become.