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Online edition upgrade Windows Server 2012 (R2)

I had to find a way to upgrade a server from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. A colleague did the installation of the Standard edition instead of the ...
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How to connect remotely on Windows 8 non-pro over the Internet?

Is there a way to connect to a regular(non-pro) Windows 8.1 machine over the Internet? The regular 8.1 edition doesn't support RDC over the Internet and I have been looking for application or ...
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Finding Windows edition from filesystem [duplicate]

I have switched laptops recently, and I decided I want to make the switch from Windows to Linux (and have gone with Ubuntu for now). I have the "old" SSD from my previous machine, which has a Windows ...
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Did a Windows 2000 Standard edition exist? [closed]

I'm completing my list of Windows versions for an error logging system. It's complete from Windows 95 to Windows 8.1, I just have one memory inconsistency in my brain. When checking Wikipedia, MSDN ...
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How can I downgrade Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional edition?

I’m trying to downgrade Windows 7 from the Ultimate edition to the Professional edition. I followed the steps recommended about modifying the registry, but they didn’t work. How can I downgrade?
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Installing a different edition of Windows 8 on an OEM system

My PC comes with an OEM copy of Windows 8 (regular), but I only have a Windows 8 Professional DVD. Will Windows 8 automatically detect the edition associated with the product key in my BIOS and ...
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What are the licensing differences between Windows 8 Professional x64 fqc-05955 and fqc-05956? [closed]

If I do a search for Windows 8 Professional x64 in my country, the only version I can find is having the code fqc-05955 and is labeled OEM. If I perform same search on amazon.com, the only version I ...
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How can I tell if a Windows XP install is home or professional?

I have a non-booting system with Windows XP, I have access to the system partition (by booting with Ubuntu, or even by mounting the HDD in a working Windows machine). How can I tell, by analyzing the ...
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XP Pro somehow became XP home

I installed XP Pro SP2 on a newly formatted C: drive on the same Dell Dimension 8100 computer that had been previously running XP Pro. It worked fine. I went to Update.Microsoft.com and installed ...
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How to change Windows 7 Edition from Ultimate to Ultimate N?

I built a new PC and installed Windows 7 Ultimate Trial and all the necessary apps (Firefox, MSE, Skype etc..) I then purchased a serial and tried to activate it. I got an error message saying the ...
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how can I determine the windows version without booting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up? I'm repairing a windows installation for someone, where it doesn't boot anymore. ...
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What are the differences between the different versions of windows 7:ultmate, home…? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What edition of Windows 7 should I purchase and install? Windows 7: Ultimate vs Enterprise? Well I was just wondering what these names mean and what differences they ...
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How can I determine if the current version of Windows is either 32-bit or 64-bit from the command line? [duplicate]

What's the command line to find out if the OS is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit of Windows?
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What edition of Windows 7 do I need to allow me to VPN in to work?

I'm about to buy a new Windows PC, and I'm wondering which edition of Windows 7 to get. The standard retail customer choices nowadays seem to be Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate. I need to do ...
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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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How can I determine the installed edition of Windows XP if the OS does not boot up?

I have a drive that I cannot boot, but it has an installation of Windows XP on it. I need to know what type of XP it has, and MS's solution (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310104) presupposes I can ...
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What are the feature differences between Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate?

Are there any feature differences between Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 7 Enterprise, or is the only difference licensing? Microsoft's Compare editions page doesn't list Enterprise, but their Windows ...
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Does Windows 7 64 bits work ok?

With vista and xp I always had problems installing their respective 64 bits versions, and always had to format and install them in 32 bits. Problems like incompatibility with other programs, the ...