Windows 7 Enterprise to Ultimate/Professional

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by striker1211, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. striker1211

    striker1211 MDL Novice

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    I went ahead and installed enterprise on my laptop and have been using it since it has been on the ms software assurance page (and before we got the keys). Now the problem is i no longer work at the place that has the licenses and i need to convert my enterprise installation to professional/ultimate or anything i can buy a key for. It is imperative i do not reinstall as i have everything setup just perfect. I have tried the ProductID hack in the registry to no avail. Does anyone know a way i can preserve the installation (programs, drivers, most importantly firewall settings) and change versions? Thanks.
     
  2. striker1211

    striker1211 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply but that method does not work, i've already tried it. Does anyone else have any ideas? I'm thinking of just using RemoveWAT but i mean its only 30 bucks for a legit license ya know. God microsoft likes to screw themselves.
     
  3. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Unless you find some hacks to do it, it would be impossible to do because MS made it so you cant downgrade from Enterprise to any other version. They made enterprise it's own entity.
     
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  4. i2Paq

    i2Paq MDL Member

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    Just buy an Ultimate or Pro but leave your installation as is. No one will know.
     
  5. striker1211

    striker1211 MDL Novice

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    I would but in 3 days i'm SOL.
     
  6. i2Paq

    i2Paq MDL Member

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    What is: SOL?
     
  7. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    SOL=s**t out of Luck

    Which is exactly what you are, because there is no way to change from Ent.
     
  8. Bax!

    Bax! MDL Member

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    Just use a loader and forget about it!
     
  9. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    Loaders do not work for enterprise except Rapalum's Extreme loader but that only makes the trial count a really big number which I fear could and would be easily detected
     
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  10. Bax!

    Bax! MDL Member

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    Napalums Extreme Loader does work fine - thats correct.

    If the OP wishes to patch and 'wait and see' if it ever gets picked up - then that would be a sensible course of action.

    No point not patching your Ent Edition "just in case" some time in the future it 'may' get picked up by MS.

    Patch and enjoy!

    .....or start reformating now,,,
     
  11. sam3971

    sam3971 MDL Guru

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    #12 sam3971, Oct 31, 2009
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    yea good point. BTW here is a link to eXteme loader latest

    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/11337
     
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