Upgrading Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium?

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

  1. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    Hi guys!

    I just bought Samsung NC10. Is there any way to upgrade Starter edition to Windows 7 Home Premium? If possible, simple step by step guide for noob like me would be highly appreciated. Thank you! :biggrin:
     
  2. kyryl

    kyryl MDL Novice

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  3. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    Oh, thank you. Pretty simple procedure indeed. :)
     
  4. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    One question more. No need for importing cert?

    Thank you. :)
     
  5. urie

    urie Moderator
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    @ ludow, not if certificate is already installed.
     
  6. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    Thanks urie. Windows Home Premium is successfully activated. I hope it remains so. ;)
     
  7. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    Hi again!

    I am trying to learn a bit more. How to check if certificate is installed? All is working good at the moment. Do I have to install different cert for my Home Premium key? :eek:
    Cheers! :)
     
  8. urie

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    No you don't need to install different certificate, your certificate is stored in C:\Windows\System32\OEM folder.
     
  9. ludow

    ludow MDL Novice

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    Thank you urie! It's there. I think I can breath easier now.
     
  10. mightyEx

    mightyEx MDL Novice

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    If there is no OEM-Folder, you will find the installed cert in the following file (on every Windows 7 system) %SystemRoot%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\tokens.dat (just for information). You can use SLIC Toolkit to check for SLIC and cert. With the same tool you can save SLIC, cert and key. Windows 7 needs SLIC V2.1. With SLIC V2.0 you can only activate Vista but not Win 7.
     
  11. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    The cert is always installed in the tokens.dat.

    In other words there is no need to keep the .xrm-ms file after it has been installed.
     
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  12. TAZMANUK

    TAZMANUK MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I have Windows Home Premium that i installed on my self built pc which has a asus mobo, anyway i can simply upgrade from home to the higher version
     
  13. urie

    urie Moderator
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    No not without bios mod or loader with OEM SLP key and certificate.