I purchased a new laptop which I’ll receive shortly…The operating system is Windows 7 Home edition.
I will want to upgrade (or change OS) to either Professional or Ultimate.
I am faced with the following options:
Option 1) I’ve read about this new Windows Anytime Upgrade which will upgrade your current OS to another version provided you have a Windows Anytime Upgrade Key.
Option 2) Assuming I already have the DVD and license product key for Windows 7 Professional (or Ultimate), simply place the DVD and upgrade while providing the product key.
Option 3) Completely format the laptop assuming I have the appropriate DVD and product key.
My questions are the following:
How is the Windows Anytime Upgrade Key different from the DVD product Key?
Are they the same?
If I decide to go along with option 1), can I use the DVD product Key or do I absolutely need this Windows Anytime Upgrade Key?
Thanks in advance!