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Ok, so I have installed a copy of VS2010 Professional but suppose I want to get Ultimate or even Premium. How would I install it such that it upgrades rather than a new program?

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As far as I know there is no way to upgrade Visual Studio editions.

However, I was in same situation and uninstalling one version and installing another works without problems if you remember to save your settings (Tools -> Import and Export Settings).

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Yeah, it's easier to just jump to Ultimate and don't install the features that you won't use, instead of doing the upgrade dance... – Joe Internet Apr 14 '10 at 0:58
    
@Joe This is purely matter of cost. I assume that he wants Professional since it is cheaper and he is only thinking about getting Ultimate if he really needs it. – Josip Medved Apr 14 '10 at 7:06
    
I figured he was using MSDN or Microsoft's student program, where you have the option to download any version. – Joe Internet Apr 14 '10 at 21:21

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