Win 7 Home Premium to Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ben1066, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. ben1066

    ben1066 MDL Junior Member

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    I hadn't seen any posts regarding this but, I preordered windows 7, got Home Premium when it was £50. Now recently I've been wanting the features of Ultimate. Is there anyway to use windows anytime update then use Windows Loader v2.0.0?
     
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    ben1066 MDL Junior Member

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    #2 ben1066, Apr 8, 2011
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    Sorry, I installed retail win 7 as an upgrade from vista which was an OEM disk but NOT pre-installed. I built the PC.
     
  3. Weedy

    Weedy MDL Member

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    The easiest, most hassle free way (assuming reinstalling apps isn't hassle) would be to format and install ultimate right off the bat. I'd do Win 7, then SP1, other updates, then the loader.
     
  4. ben1066

    ben1066 MDL Junior Member

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    Reinstalling apps is a hassle, i dont wanna download 200gb over steam again.
     
  5. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    1. Windows partition 40 GB
    2. Program / Games partition xxxx GB
    3. Backup

    Thats the answer pal..

    You could also sysprep your computer and capture the image, then overwrite the old install.wim with your new.. (Not with all your games of course but most apps)
     
  6. ben1066

    ben1066 MDL Junior Member

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    For the first part of that, my 500GB drive has 60gb free. I didn't understand the second :S There is no way to use "Windows Anytime Upgrade"?
     
  7. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Correct no one is reading your post you have retail version.