Upgrade existing installation from home permium to ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by digo21, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. digo21

    digo21 MDL Novice

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    Hi, I would like to upgrade my existing vista home premium which came pre installed to vista ultimate. Is it possible to do this and keep all my files and settings, as I dont want to do a clean installation and lose all my hp software.

    On another hard drive on my laptop I have an installation of windows 7 with bitlocker, will upgrading vista cause any problems for that? Like messing with the master boot record.
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Anytime upgrade, use slpkey.
     
  3. digo21

    digo21 MDL Novice

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    Ok, it is that simple. Are you sure it wont delete my current files in my documents and desktop? and mess with my bitlocker on windows 7.
     
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  5. digo21

    digo21 MDL Novice

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    #5 digo21, Oct 11, 2011
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    Thanks for the reply Tito but the first link says anytime upgrade is no longer available for windows vista. Does anyone know where I can grab a copy of the upgrade disc from?
     
  6. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    Actually, why not just upgrade Vista to 7? You'd gain a whole lot more from it and you'd still keep all your files and settings. Think about it. :)
     
  7. digo21

    digo21 MDL Novice

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    I already have windows 7 on another hard drive on the laptop, and I want to keep vista as windows 7 is incompatable with some of my devices on my laptop.
     
  8. IronMaiden

    IronMaiden MDL Member

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    That's hard to believe...no offense. But if it works in Vista it usually works in 7. What if we help you find the right drivers for your devices?
     
  9. digo21

    digo21 MDL Novice

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    I tried the drives from various places already. I wouldnt see the point of upgrading to windows 7 as I already have it on the system on another hard drive, I would rather just wipe off vista all together. So I would rather upgrade it.