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    Win7 Home to professional

    I'm running the 64 bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on my tower computer. I have a DVD package from Microsoft of Win7 professional and would like to install the upgrade.

    It seems like I remember an article in WS that covers a method that permits me to do this without loosing program settings, etc. Can someone provide a pointer? My concern is loosing the SP-1 upgrade, plus all the hundreds of "updates" downloaded from MS over the past 2-3 years . . .

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    In Windows 7 Home Premium, type Anytime Upgrade in the Search programs and files box in the Start menu and click on the Windows Anytime Upgrade icon. From there, you can enter your retail Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate product key and perform a simple upgrade. All programs and files will stay on the computer, no disk is needed and it takes about 10 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpywareDr View Post
    In Windows 7 Home Premium, type Anytime Upgrade in the Search programs and files box in the Start menu and click on the Windows Anytime Upgrade icon. From there, you can enter your retail Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate product key and perform a simple upgrade. All programs and files will stay on the computer, no disk is needed and it takes about 10 minutes.
    Well, this sounds too slick to be true . . . however, the program has accepted by key and is waiting for me to click "upgrade". So I guess I'll give it a try. If I never post on this forum again, you'll know it actually *was* too good to be true!

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    I'm back! It worked and no white smoke whatsoever . . . I can't believe a Microsoft product that works so well. Thanks again.

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    LOL!

    You're welcome.

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    Nice trick!
    I've tried it on my windows 7 ultime "anytime upgrade" but no luck... Does it only work on lower variant like home?
    Thanks.

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    Were you using a "retail" Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate product key?

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