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Windows Anytime upgrade not available in this edition of Windows 7 (Starter) even though I live in the U.S

I have a laptop with Windows 7 Starter and a key for Windows 7 Home Premium. I'd like to upgrade the system to the Home Premium. When I try to use the Windows Anytime Upgrade, it informs me that ...
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Bought Windows 8 Anytime Upgrade, can I downgrade to Windows 7 and upgrade another computer?

My brother bought a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium. He then bought a license for Windows 8 Pro using Anytime Upgrade, and upgraded his laptop. He now wants to go back to Windows 7. I have a PC ...
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Windows 7 how to upgrade version without full reinstall?

Is it possible to upgrade from home basic to ultimate without doing a clean install? Is it as simple as putting an Ultimate dvd in the drive and starting an upgrade install?
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Downgrading Windows 8 Home Premium to Windows 7

Someone generously donated a Windows 8 laptop to the organization I work for, however we just (finally) standardized on a single OS -- Windows 7. I would like to downgrade to Windows 7, but the OS ...
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windows 7 home upgrade to windows 7 pro and legacy system

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 ...
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Can I use an upgrade DVD to downgrade to Windows 7?

I have a DVD for upgrading Windows Vista to Windows 7 Pro; Can I use it to downgrade from Windows 8 (normal version)? EDIT: If it is not possible, is there any way to downgrade without having to pay ...
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Possible to do Anytime upgrade of Pro to Ultimate with a Home Prem to Ultimate Key?

I might have made a mistake, in that I bought an Anytime Upgrade of Win7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate for a Windows 7 Pro computer. I have tried a few times inserting the supplied key, but ...
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Anytime Upgrade fails

I'm trying to upgrade an OEM version of Windows 7 Professional x64. The key has expired (apparently someone else used it), so we were forced to buy a new full retail edition of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. ...
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Windows Anytime Upgrade license key not working

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my Sony Vaio laptop. It came installed on the laptop, I have not reinstalled or done anything else to it. I have just tried to upgrade to Ultimate via the ...
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Will Windows Anytime-Upgrade key work with a fresh install of Windows?

I bought an Windows Anytime Upgrade key from Microsoft's official online store sometime early 2011. The key was to upgrade from Windows Home, that came with the computer, to Windows Ultimate. This ...
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Windows anytime upgrade (WAU) reuse?

Can I reuse WAU e.g. if my machine is broken and I need to restore it from original installation disks or have bought a new computer and want its windows upgraded also. In particular I'm intrested in ...
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Cannot turn on fingerprint reader

I have an HP Pavilion DV7 laptop, which went through a troubled "Anytime" upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate. It required Microsoft Customer Service to install a bunch of ...
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Windows 7 Professional Key with Windows 7 Home Premium Disc

I bought a new laptop that came with Windows 7 Home Premium installed (a HP Envy17 1050ea if it matters). I need to use several VM's that I used with an older machine that ran XP Pro so I need to ...
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MSDN Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key -> Anytime Upgrade Key? How?

How do I use a MSDN product key to perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Win7 Ultimate? Alternately, do I need to download the Windows 7 Ultimate iso and perform an upgrade that way? I do NOT want to ...
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Will a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate work on a non-activated copy of Windows 7 Home Premium?

Will a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate work on a non-activated copy of Windows 7 Home Premium?
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Can the ownership be transferred for Windows Vista Home Premium and its Windows-7 upgrade OEM DVDs?

I purchased Vista Home Premium 64bit System Builder OEM DVD last Summer from Newegg, and received the free upgrade to Windows 7 end of October. I am about to carry out a clean install (using Custom ...
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Does Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade to Professional give downgrade rights?

If I use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade from Win7 Home Premium to Win7 Professional, does that grant me downgrade rights to Windows XP Professional?
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What is Windows 7 “Anytime Upgrade”

What is the difference between the Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade and the Windows 7 Upgrade. If I have Vista ultimate and want to go to Windows 7 Ultimate which should I get?
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Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack upgrade + Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate

Is an install of Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack license upgradeable? Suppose I'm able to install Windows 7 Home Premium on my computer using a Family Pack key. Would I then be able to upgrade to ...