Upgrade from Starter to Ultimate without reinstall?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Obelix, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Obelix

    Obelix MDL Junior Member

    Oct 2, 2008
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    Hello,

    is it possible to upgrade form a preinstalled (SLIC 2.1) Windows 7 Starter to Windows 7 Ultimate without reinstall?

    Obelix
     
  2. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    Use Windows Anytime Upgrade. Start it and insert one of the Ultimate OEM:SLP keys ;)
     
  3. Obelix

    Obelix MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks!! It really works!!

    Hint for others: You can't use the "slmgr.vbs". You have to use the "Windows Anytime Upgrade" application from the Startmenu.

    Obelix
     
  4. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Another prime example of how Microsoft lived up to their hype and REALLY cracked down on piracy with Vista and Windows 7.

    What a joke - you can buy the cheapest and upgrade to the most expensive simply by typing 25 keystrokes.
     
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  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    Not even that..

    Why would you write the OEMSLP key when you can copy it :p