I have a Samsung notebook with win 7 Home Premium (HP) pre-installed. I purchased win 7 Ultimate - a retail version. When I try to install Ultimate, the two options are: use Windows Anytime Upgrade (WAU) on the MS site or clean install (read kill all and reload all from scratch). I like some of the Samsung pre-installed apps and I also do NOT want to reload my other programs. The WAU trys to force me to pay ¡Again! for an activation key. I have googled for a work-around, to no avail. Does anyone know how to upgrade HP 64-bit to Ultimate 64-bit AND save data/ installed programs without paying for the WAU? BTW, MS support does not offer support or contact information for help on installing win 7 Ultimate over win 7 HP.