Change edition without re-installing Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by floriancj, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. floriancj

    floriancj MDL Novice

    Jul 30, 2009
    I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed and activated ok. I have an Enterprise key and I want to 'switch' from Ultimate to Enterprise without re-installing.

    Does anyone know if it's possible and how to do that?
  2. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

    Mar 25, 2010
    This should theoretically be possible if someone were to hack the Windows 7 anytime upgrade utility....
    It could also be done maybe by editing the Windows Registry thoroughly however you would have to have all the entries involved by doing a direct comparison between say Windows 7 x64 or x32 pro and Windows 7 x64 or x32 Ultimate...
    Thats my best guess at the moment...never thought about doing this but it is a intriguing idea...
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  3. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    not worth the effort and i don't even think it is possible kms uses different type of activation.