Force Windows 7 Upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ianworld, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Ianworld

    Ianworld MDL Novice

    Sep 13, 2009
    Hey Everyone, new to the forums here but it seems like a nice and active place. I have a question about trying to upgrade my windows vista installation to windows 7. I have a laptop running x64 vista home premium and a legitimate copy of windows 7 professional. It doesn't let me do a straight upgrade because home premium can't be upgrade straight to professional(even though its a full retail copy, kind of dumb, but enough said). I have too many programs that take too long to install to make it really worth my while to do a custom install and call it a day.

    My original plan was to VOATK to change my vista version. However everytime I run it, it complains that watcom/binw/sc.exe isn't compatabile with 64 bit windows. I'm not really sure what is up there and can't seem to find a fix.

    So I think the upgrade would work if I could get VOATK to work, but in lieu of any help there any advice on how to get windows 7 to do an upgrade would be very helpful. Thank you so much for any advice you guys can lend, it is greatly appreciated.
  2. Ruley

    Ruley MDL Junior Member

    Jul 26, 2009
    well if you can upgrade to a lesser version, you could do it without entering a key, then use the anytime upgrade.
  3. Myrrh

    Myrrh MDL Expert

    Nov 26, 2008
    Yes. While upgrading from one Vista edition to another requires the install media and a lot of time, upgrading from one Win7 edition to another requires only entering the new key.

    However, you should be able to upgrade directly from Vista Home Premium to Win7 Professional. Your new install disc is the same architecture (x64), right? You definitely can't upgrade from x64 to x86.
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