Converting home premium to Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by matt77303, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Hi

    juist bought a new laptop and it came with windows 7 home premium X64.

    Is it possible without formatting and re-installing windows to change it to ultimate?

    as i understand it you can upgrade via MS by just changing the product key?

    Thanks for any help

    Matt
     
  2. _Vyper

    _Vyper MDL Novice

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    yep, as long as it is a big name brand you just use a key from the SLP key topic here on MDL and use it in the "windows anytime upgrade" program and you should be good to go :)
     
  3. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Its a toshiba.

    Thanks for that

    Matt
     
  4. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    #4 dareckibmw, Sep 25, 2011
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    Do a clean install, get rid of that junk pre-installed by Toshiba. I got 3 Toshiba laptops.
    I mean; I've done that to my 3 laptops
     
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  5. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    #5 matt77303, Sep 25, 2011
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    I would, but i have a issue with the drivers that windows update installs. when i do a clean install.

    When the system hibernates it freezes the mouse when starting back up.

    The only way ive found it sort it is using the recovery disks, i suspose theres a different driver for the mouse or summit.

    Matt
     
  6. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Had the same problem with my wife's Asus. Changing mouse solved that. Try that.
     
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  7. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    how do i change a mouse in a laptop?


    Matt
     
  8. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    you mean mouse pad - you dont change it, too much hassle. Don't download the driver, it will work better without.
     
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  9. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Im pretty sure ive done that, i cant remember.

    next time i wipe it, ill do driver installs one by one and see what triggers it.

    Thanks for your help.

    Matt
     
  10. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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  11. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Nope still the same.

    goes through the validating key, i accpet the terms but fails when its installing the upgrade

    Matt
     
  12. dareckibmw

    dareckibmw MDL Expert

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    Matt, you'd be done already doing a clean install....just sayin :p
     
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  13. matt77303

    matt77303 MDL Novice

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    Yeap, maybe but my mouse wouldnt be working :)

    NVM got it, it was needing a rebbot after doing some w/updates. Once it had rebooted it came up as windows ulimate.

    Thanks for your help

    Matt
     
  14. new_hack

    new_hack MDL Member

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    guys why MS allowed this kind of upgraded.. very simply
     
  15. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    'cos they stupid?r...prob. started as a marketing ploy to sell upgrade keys - nobody thought to block OEM upgrades... unless someone knows if there is such a need by OEM's..a lot of what they do makes little to no sense :confused:
    'suppose it's hard to think straight with dollar signs in ur eyes :p
     
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