December 17th, 2011, 02:50 AM #1
Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit upg to Pro
Problem today. I bought a new HP 6733-w deskside with a nice 21' monitor. Corporate IT sent my a Win 7 Professional upgrade disk, told me I would not need a key. Asked me to navigate to E: drive from Windows Explorer, I did that. (Gotta have Win 7 Pro to get on the domain.
Starts normally, accept T&C's, I always check "Make M$FT better" praying that it will help. Makes backup, starts removing temporary files.
But then it stopped. Told me to navigate to Windows Anytime Upgrade from Start. My IT guy had left the office, he went out for 2 billable hours. But I talked to him while he was rebuilding a DHCP server and told him about the problem, I had browsed M$FTs' site and found the matrix for what upgrades you can do from Home Premium.
He said when he got home it would be another 2 hours but he had the OEM code. He said surely Microsoft would not have two different codes. I disagree. I saw websites offering "free" Anytime Upgrade Keys but I'm sure you know those are likely ripoffs.
So, I have a new HP PC with a pre-installed version of Win 7 Premium and a CD with the OEM code for loading the Win 7 Professional. Can that be done?
Alternative would be to send me a new notebook with everything loaded Or, send me the full Win 7 Pro CD with the 25 character code and rebuild this entire PC from the microsoft.old folder that get placed on the desktop. Drivers, apps, EVERYTHING. I think my IT department is lost in the woods,,,,,
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