Upgrade from Pro to Ultimate

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Kingoswy66, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Kingoswy66

    Kingoswy66 Senior Member

    Dec 22, 2009
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    This is a strange request soI'll give a brief explanation. i am abroad on business, my 64 bit laptop (with Vista) packed in and I was given a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit OEM disc by my IT support to help rectify the problem. I have now purchased a (genuine, I may add) copy of Ultimate and have the product key. Will entering the Ultimate product key automaticaly unlock the Ultimate features or do I need to run the disc and install again?. I'm concerned about overwriting my settings and documents if I change from 32 bit to 64 bit.
  2. ickymay

    ickymay New Member

    Jan 12, 2009
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    If i understand the process correctly then you need a specific upgrade key which is not the key for the copy belonging to your new disc :frown:
    you also would not be able to upgrade 32 bit to 64 bit or vice versa .........

    a fresh install is always preferable and in this instance I would use windows easy transfer to save your settings to a network , dvd or flash drive then do a fresh install of ultimate :)

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