problems upgrading from Win7 Home Premium to Enterprise

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by WileyOne, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. WileyOne

    WileyOne MDL Novice

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    I have a full version of Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit with a valid open-license installation key. A few months ago I was able to upgrade two HP computers, one laptop and one desktop, from Windows 7 Home Premium by editing two registry keys to "Professional". The first one went smoothly -- the second (a month later) would only work if I did NOT allow the installer to download updates to itself.

    Now I have a new Toshiba laptop, again with Home Premium 64-bit, but this time the registry edit technique doesn't work. I get the message that says Home Premium can't be upgraded to Enterprise. I've tried every keygen I can't find for Anytime Upgrade but they all fail.

    If I do a clean install, I will lose all the pre-installed Toshiba utilities, so I really want to do an in-place upgrade. What else can I try?
     
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  3. urie

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    I can't for the life of me figure out the fascination with enterprise, WileyOne if I was you I would just do anytime upgrade to ultimate version using OEM:SLP keys found on forum.
     
  4. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    yeah dude,+1 Urie:vertag:
    it seems to me like a free headache
     
  5. WileyOne

    WileyOne MDL Novice

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    the fascination with Enterprise? 50 licenses for $200
     
  6. WileyOne

    WileyOne MDL Novice

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    are you sure that is the link you meant to post? it has nothing to do with my question.
     
  7. urie

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    Are your Toshiba Utilities for your laptop not available to download from Toshiba Web Site?
     
  8. WileyOne

    WileyOne MDL Novice

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    I suppose they are, but why would I jump through those hoops if I can do an in-place upgrade?
     
  9. WileyOne

    WileyOne MDL Novice

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    That worked! but not until I reverted the registry changes back to HomePremium.
    Thank you.
     
  10. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    glad to hear, yeah E will not upgrade to ultimate according to the latest report here on MDL; while i am here, can i request a 4 bucks enterprise licence, that is a great deal hihi:D
     
  11. Tito

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    Yah.. completely sure :)
     
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  12. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    You paid the $200? urie's solution gives you, well .... infinite licenses for, well ... $0.00
     
  13. hbhb

    hbhb MDL Expert

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    and that my friend is priceless:cool: