Dell notebook question

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by links77, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. links77

    links77 MDL Novice

    Oct 15, 2009
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    I have a new Dell Inspiron notebook which came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to go to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

    I have a clean Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit image from MSDN.

    Do I need to modify the BIOS to allow for pre-activation of Windows 7 Ultimate or will Windows 7 Home Premium pre-activation work for Ultimate as well?

    I know I need a Windows 7 Ultimate key, but do I need a new certificate as well?
     
  2. maxdebesciak

    maxdebesciak MDL Novice

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    if your lappy came with win7 then u dont have to mod your BIOS as it should have SLIC 2.1 already included.

    you just need the cert and ultimate OEM:SLP key.

    if u use Windows Anytime Upgrade (by entering the ultimate key), your windows will be upgraded, no need for a fresh install.
     
  3. JBenal

    JBenal MDL Senior Member

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    I recommend doing the Anytime Upgrade. It's fast and easy. When it asks you for the product key, just give one of the Dell OEM product keys for Windows 7 Ultimate and you'll be good to go.
     
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  4. links77

    links77 MDL Novice

    Oct 15, 2009
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    Anytime Upgrade worked great. Thanks guys!