upgrading from Win7 HP to Ultimate on oem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by NadaWTB, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. NadaWTB

    NadaWTB MDL Junior Member

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    Just a small piece of info that some people may not know. You can use the Ultimate oem keys to do an anytime upgrade from home premium to ultimate. Example, a friend just did an anytime upgrade on a new acer laptop from 7 home premium to ultimate.
    He used one of the win7 acer ultimate keys. So I imagine that similar anytime upgrades can be done with any lower version of 7 to a higher version using the correct version oem key.
     
  2. FattysGoneWild

    FattysGoneWild MDL Member

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    Yeah I wanted to do the same. But don't know the risks of it. Call me chicken!
     
  3. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    No risk in it,you can upgrade from higher version if you have an oem-slp key for it..
     
  4. mightyEx

    mightyEx MDL Novice

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    The same way you can upgrade from OEM Vista to OEM Windows 7 (but only the allowed upgrade ways as specified from MS). Afterwards just import cert (and key if you didn't type in during installation) and activate ;) . But I think it's better to do a clean install.
     
  5. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    #5 U-Fig, Nov 2, 2010
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    'did that trick 3 times already, guess i had it reported earlier,none of these questions arose..

    don't know if the OEM:SLP keys will be vendor specific though, as i didn't take the risk and upgraded with ultimate key from specific vendor

    you dont have to re-import certificate for anytime upgrade

    tried on toshiba , acer and dell

    just entered ultimate vendor OEM:SLP key in anytime-upgrade and it swallowed it whole and upgraded flawlessly
     
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  6. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    Old news to me I have been doing this sicen I bought my pc last year.... No risks no nothing, the only thing you should know its you need Slic 2.1 Cert and OEM:SLP key thats all folks......;)
     
  7. stimpy2300

    stimpy2300 MDL Novice

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    yea very true. Don't know for sure if I have that?