I have an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium cd key and a Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Install disk. What procedure would I have to do to install home premium with my cd key? Do I need to edit ei.cfg?
You will need to either edit the
ei.cfg and replace
HomePremium, or delete the file entirely.
http://windows7center.com/news/how-to-install-any-version-or-sku-of-windows-7/ gives a more detailed step-by-step process of doing so:
- Open the disk image in 7-Zip
- Delete or edit
- Delete to have the option select the SKU you want during install, or
- Change the
EditionIDvalue to be the SKU that you want:
- Save the image and burn it to disk