Can I use Win 7 Home Premium Key to install Professional version?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by awaisuk, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. awaisuk

    awaisuk New Member

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    Can I use Win 7 Home Premium Key to install Professional version?

    My computer came with Home Premium and I have the key on the back of my computer.

    Can I install Win 7 Professional using the same key?

    I just tried installing Win 7 Professional and it gave me a message:

    The Product Key Does not Match Current Windows SKU

    Can someone help?

    Thanks.
     
  2. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    The short answer is no.
    The key is for a different licence and so won't be accepted.
     
  3. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

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    No, you cannot use the same product key. You should have received a new product key when you PURCHASED the Professional Edition.
     

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