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

#1
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.
 


kemical

Windows Forum Admin
Staff member
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Microsoft MVP
#2
The short answer is no.
The key is for a different licence and so won't be accepted.
 


Mitchell_A

Essential Member
#3
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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