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I got windows 7 home, and i need to upgrade the system to windows 7 pro. this is a legacy system that needs to stay windows 7, and i need to enhance it to windows 7 pro to support feature that are only on windows 7 pro.

I tried looking to buy a liences for windows 7 pro upgrade, but all retailers say they have only windows 8 upgrade.

I addressed microsoft and there representative answered, "we dont sell windows 7 , its off the shelf".

Trying the upgrade within the windows, shows that it is not available in my country.

Do you know where can i BUY a "windows 7 home upgrade to windows 7 pro"?

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Amazon still sells Windows 7 Professional on their website. – Ramhound Mar 13 '13 at 12:26
yea, list price 85$ , amazon sellers 285$…, not including shipping and custom taxes. – user54886 Mar 13 '13 at 12:37
I never claimed it would be cheap. Besides Windows 7 Professional was sold NEW by Microsoft for around that price. You can always purchase it from Amazon directly… – Ramhound Mar 13 '13 at 13:01

Have you tried "Windows Anytime Upgrade". Running it from Control panel and gives me the option to update to Ultimate from Professional.

Other than that, Windows 8 Pro System Builder does include downgrade rights. You will need a Windows 7 Pro media and a Key, even one that has been activated before. When activating the machine, you need to contact Microsoft and provide them with the Windows 8 Pro details.


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i don't have a valid disk of windows 7 pro. and it seams that my country is not part of the world that can do "windows Anytime upgrade". – user54886 Mar 13 '13 at 12:34

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