i'm buying a new notebook, found a nice one with windows 7 home premium german, but i'd wish to have windows 7 professional english.
what could i do ? i found an upgrade page, but would it work with non english windows, and give me english windows ? http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-Anytime-Upgrade-Windows-7-Home-Premium-to-Professional/product/C562285E
( btw, much less important question, are 32 to 64 bit upgrades possible ? )
Cross-language (DE-DE > EN-US) and cross-architecture upgrades (32-bit > 64-bit) are not possible. For both scenarios you need a full version of the desired OS (f.ex. Win7 Prof x64) and you must do a "clean install". If you try anything else, you will get the message "This upgrade is not compatible with your version of Windows", and the setup process will stop."I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)