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  • I currently have Vist home premium and have purchased an upgrade key to go to windows 7 home premium. PC has passed windows upgrade advisor test and HP say it is compatible

    When I go to windows anytime upgrade there is no option to enter an activation key. How do I get past this issue?

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 7:59 AM


  • Hello Pancho8358,

    If you purchased your W7 Upgrade Product Key from any other source besides Microsoft's Online Store, please specify the source, as there is a strong possibility that you purchased nongenuine software.

    Regarding the AnyTime Upgrade, that function is limited to upgrading editions within an Operating System, IOW going from for example Vista Home Premium to Vista Business or Vista Ultimate.  Anytime Upgrades are not intended to take you from one major Operating System version to the next one, for example, from Vista to Windows 7.

    To use a Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, you will need to use an installation disc.  If the source of your W7HP Upgrade Product Key were genuine, the source would have provided a download of the installation files.

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    Wednesday, October 6, 2010 12:37 PM