Windows Home Premium to Ultimate via OEM disc?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by LightSource, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. LightSource

    LightSource MDL Novice

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    Hiya

    Is it possible to upgrade from Windows Home Premium x64 to Windows Ultimate x64 via the OEM disc and not upgrade anytime?

    How can I do it as I get an error that I must use windows anytime upgrade.

    Thanks :worthy:
     
  2. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

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    remove ei.cfg and then upgrade, that is possible. Atleast should be.
    You should also be able to upgrade from windows using an ultimate disck if you havent removed ei.cfg
     
  3. LightSource

    LightSource MDL Novice

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    I have renamed it but still get this error when try to upgrade from within windows

     
  4. Dre009

    Dre009 MDL Addicted

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    #4 Dre009, Mar 13, 2011
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    No you cannot, unless its a full install.
    Windows Anytime upgrade was made for this reason
     
  5. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    So options here are, do a clean install using the above methiod, or enter a valid "Anytime Upgrade Key" fo ultimate
     
  6. thethingy

    thethingy MDL Senior Member

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    what do you mean by full install?

    @op, there is a thread here somewhere that has/links to upgrade keys that work but aren't genuine (use Daz loader after)
     
  7. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    Full install - means formatting your hard drive and installing windows from the OEM Dvd

    dont, think so about the anytime upgrade keys - they are very cheap to buy anyway....
     
  8. adacom

    adacom MDL Novice

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    i did it via anytime upgrade with an upgrade key from here - it accepted the key but said it had not worked after a couple of minutes - but on reboot i was running ultimate and anytime update had gone
     
  9. Amalantrah

    Amalantrah MDL Novice

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    Does Windows 7 anytime upgrade (from HP to Ultimate) change the Drivers?

    Here is a really dumb question duhhh
    Do the DRIVERS change for the windows 7 OS when you use an upgrade key to go from Home Premium (64 bit) to Ultimate? I have just bought an Acer computer with Home Premium installed and the techs at Acer say that I SHOULD NOT upgrade because the drivers will change and can affect my warranty. However, Microsoft says that the settings will remain the same and only certain features get activated (like being able to use my XP pro 32 bit programs), SO who is telling me the truth? I need the upgrade to avoid wasting money on programs I already have in 32 bit but which Home premium 64 bit will not run. Will it affect the drivers? Decisions decisions.... Also, are people (like from singapore) pirating the upgrade keys? cause theres a site I found there selling them for less than half price. Any help would be appreciated
     
  10. adacom

    adacom MDL Novice

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    how can the drivers change - ACER should know better - and how can it affect your warranty - its software not hardware - and i would guess there is a restore partition somewhere on the drive so you could always go back to home premium

    it just worked for me - it said it had not but on a reboot i was running ultimate - took no more than 5 minutes - no disc involved - just put the key in and go from there

    why is there need to pirate the upgrade keys there are here

    hxxp://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10370-Windows-7-OEM-SLP-Key-Collection

    change the xx to tt