I then had to spend time updating the Win7 Prof. It looks like I'll just have to pick up a retail copy of Windows 10 Pro for each workstation and stagger the upgrades over the next several years. This is the link to the article I was mentioning in my previous comment: If you end up installing Windows 10 on the new machine using your old key and you receive a message in windows indicating that the key has already been activated on another product or is already in use then just call Microsoft and let them know that you had to change your motherboard or a component in the computer. Product may look slightly different than pictured please refer to listed item condition. To avoid cancellations please inquire before placing order. Hope it will be helpful to you Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Traditionally, Microsoft volume customers opt to get their software through Software Assurance agreements with the Redmond company.
Upgrading Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional 1. In the System Properties, click on the option named Get more features with a new edition of Windows 7 to launch Windows Anytime Upgrade wizard. The Professional version of this software includes networking and security features for use by larger businesses including an encrypting file system and the ability for users to join a workgroup known as Windows Domain and was designed for use by medium and large businesses, but this operating system can also be installed on home computers. No problems with the installation. Once installed, I chose to license and used the 25 character key from their copy of W7 Pro and it now shows as registered and genuine.
If you are running Vista, you can skip this but I think it is worth the money. Getting all updates and haven't run into any issues in close to 5 months. Any other upgrades would be on the same machine. I have done this in the past and they just disassociate the key from the original hardware and re-associate it to the new hardware. I had zero problems installing drivers. If you have Windows volume licenses with Software Assurance, or if you have purchased Windows 10 Enterprise volume licenses, you can download 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10 Enterprise from the Volume Licensing Service Center. Windows 7 also introduced Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12 to the market.
However, just as it is the case with the boxed copies of Windows 7 Upgrade editions, Windows licenses offered via Volume Licensing are also upgrade-only licenses. You have just upgraded Windows 7 Home Premium edition to Professional. You will need to find your own 7 key. The desktop took less than 30 minutes for a clean install. Users who would like to upgrade their Home Premium edition to Professional can use the Windows Anytime Upgrade feature. Their life is not guaranteed but they may be replaced if necessary within the listed return period. So I was wondering if with the discounted upgrade package if it is only able to be used once, or if that is not the case and it is a full upgrade license.
But I have never needed to try it so I don't know if that really is true. I understand that some incompatible apps will have to be removed and reinstalled 2 If 1 is true, can I get an upgrade license at a reduced price, considering we already own the 20+ copies of Windows 7? The best non-legalese description of what you may do and what not, is Ed Bott's article. We would have a single key to use for all systems. It would have helped if I had known that it would be little more of challenge that I was led to believe after reading some of the other reviews. Use the second option if you own an upgrade license for Professional or Ultimate edition.
Your business is greatly appreciated. Windows 7 also introduced Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Media Player 12 to the market. That sounds like its going to be more costly and you'll have no way of creating a golden image of Windows 10 Pro. Click Next button to allow Windows Anytime Upgrade to verify the entered key. I'm sure you're right about now.
Most are 3-5 years old. Hi, maybe this link will help you to some extend; I'm actually not really aware of product keys being region bound, you currently own a genuine version of windows vista. Had they not run that special, I would have chosen Home Premium. I ended up purchasing a new windows 10 license. If you are satisfied with your order, please leave us positive feedback. This way you will preserve all your programs and user data, without the need of having to backup everything.
Chris Microsoft wrote: jdgregson wrote: Thanks for the tips, everyone. I don't see why it would not work, but since information is not readily available you will have to try it and see what happens. If I install windows 7 on it, can I use the windows 8 key??? A perfectly reasonable and justifiable concern. This version of Windows 8 is designed as an upgrade for Windows 7. I have now purchased a new computer and re-installed Windows 7 Professional, however I'm no longer given the option to upgrade Windows 10 Professional.