Upgrade/Unlock Windows 7 Home Premium to Ultimate?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by riahc3, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Addicted

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    Hello

    I currently have a Dell PC which came preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have a DVD with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. How can I use it to upgrade/unlock the Dell PC to Ultimate without losing anything preinstalled or user files on the original instalation of Home Premium

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  2. urie

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    Use windows anytime upgrade and enter dell Ultimate OEM:SLP key. No need to use DVD Windows-7-OEM-SLP-Key-Collection
     
  3. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Addicted

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    But this means anyone and anytime would be able to upgrade without having to buy anything right? :confused:
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Technically, yes, provided the preconditions for OEM:SLP are met.
     
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  5. Superfly

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    Where have you been the last few years? LOL... Why they haven't patched that is beyond me :rolleyes:
     
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  6. urie

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    wasn't possible due to slic 2.0 and 2.1 type activation but they patched the loophole with OA3.0 activation individual keys in bios.
     
  7. Superfly

    Superfly MDL Expert

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    .. but then why not release a KB to anytime upgrade..

    <Pseudoscript>
    If InStr(5, "-OEM-") then Wscript.Echo " Upgrade only available to retail installations, please consult your OEM to get upgraded"
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  8. urie

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    And what would happen to OEM:NONE SLP users means they could not use anytime upgrade.
     
  9. Superfly

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    #9 Superfly, Jun 14, 2013
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    ..not the same as anytime?

    EDIT: just to clarify.. I'm referring to the upgrade key (PiD) being evaluated as an OEM-SLP key and not the underlying installation PiD to determine the validity of the upgrade..
     
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  10. riahc3

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  11. Carlos Detweiller

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    SLIC 2.1 in BIOS/UEFI and corresponding OEM Certificate installed (SLIC either natively or injected by the Loader). If the system is currently OEM:SLP activated all is good.
     
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  12. urie

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    He has slic 2.1 look first post :)
     
  13. Carlos Detweiller

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    Then he has nothing to worry about.
     
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  14. EFA11

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    still wouldn't be anything to worry about, there is a KGen to gen a key at anytime. I have personally played with it several times without fail.
     
  15. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Addicted

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    OK, Ill try inputing that Dell ultimate key from that thread as you said....

    I should just hit the Windows Upgrade anytime button in Control Panel and it will ask me fore a key right?
     
  16. Carlos Detweiller

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    Correct. Anytime Upgrade asks for the key.
     
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  17. Tito

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    It simply displays OEM:SLP keys taken from MDL.
     
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  18. EFA11

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    you know I never looked until now, it sure does. Every key it "gens" when Googled, comes here lol
     
  19. riahc3

    riahc3 MDL Addicted

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    BTW, I apoligize, it isnt a Dell. Its a COMPAQ.

    From that site, I havent been able to see anything except the "E" editions.
     
  20. Weedy

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    Doesn't matter. Any key will work as long as it's for the right edition of W7, ie, ultimate.