Upgrade Existing W7 without Anytime Upgrade

Microsoft Windows 7 professional - upgra...
October 14, 2010 at 04:55:06
Specs: Windows XP, 2.327 GHz / 3045 MB
I have 2 desktops, both with Windows 7. One has 7 Home Premium and one with 7 Professional. I'm getting rid of the computer with Pro. Can I take the Pro install disc and upgrade the computer with Home Premium without having to do a clean install? I'd like to skip reinstalling software and restoring data if possible.

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October 14, 2010 at 05:44:55
yes, but you will have to delete the drive in pro machine.

better still drop the drive from the pro into the other machine and run a repair, so it will join with the new machine, and use the premium drive as a backup

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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October 14, 2010 at 08:44:00
Yes, the drive will be wiped before it is sold for parts. The problem with dropping the drive into the new machine is that they are two vastly different sized drives and one is much newer. I'd have to clone the drive and then repair. I'm not really sure what'd take less time. Anyways, if I can upgrade from my existing Pro DVD, then perfect, I'll go that route. Thanks

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October 14, 2010 at 14:00:16
I would do the repair first then if it goes well (as it should) clone to the new drive. That way you won't be messing with the new drive before knowing if it works out ok.
Don't forget you will need to reactivate Windows, you will have 3 days.

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