Win 7 Pro License on Home Primium Install

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  1. Glennr

    Glennr New Member

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    I currently have Vista Home Primium 32 installed on a laptop. I want to take advantage of the MS student discount but they only offer Windows 7 Professional. There is no upgrade path other than a clean install for Vista Home Primium to Win 7 Pro. If I do an upgrade to Windows 7 Home Primium 32 can I use my Pro license key?

    Or can I do the upgrade to Win 7 Home Primium but do not activate and then immediately do another upgrade to my licensed Windows 7 Professional?
     
  2. Adamsappleone

    Adamsappleone U.S.Navy D.A.V.

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    In a word, No

    The key issued for the particular Version purchased is locked to that version.

    Hope this helps,

    Don
     

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